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Donald Trump accuses Duchess of Sussex of being ‘disrespectful’ to the Queen

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Donald Trump has accused the Duchess of Sussex of being “disrespectful” to the Queen and the royal family.

In a wide-ranging interview with Nigel Farage, the former US president also said he thinks the Duke of Sussex has been “used horribly”.

Mr Trump spoke about a number of subjects during the interview which took place in Florida on Monday and will be broadcast on GB News.

Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor birth
The Queen with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (John Stillwell/PA)

Speaking about Meghan, Mr Trump said: “I’m not a fan of hers. I wasn’t from day one. I think Harry has been used horribly and I think someday he will regret it.”

According to GB News, he added: “I think Harry’s been used and been used terribly.

“I think it’s ruined his relationship with his family, and it hurts the Queen.”

In response to comments from Mr Farage about Meghan using Duchess of Sussex headed writing paper to lobby members of Congress, Mr Trump said: “She is trying do things that I think are very inappropriate.”

GB News said he told Mr Farage: “I think she’s very disrespectful to the royal family and most importantly to the Queen.”

Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor birth
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex holding their son Archie (Toby Melville/PA)

During the interview, Mr Trump described the Queen as “a great woman, such a great person, a historic person”.

It is not the first time Mr Trump has spoken about the royal family.

During his state visit to the UK in summer 2019, Mr Trump praised the royals saying: “The Queen and the entire royal family have been fantastic.

“The relationship with the United Kingdom is very strong.”

He has been critical of Meghan and Harry on a number of occasions.

Mr Trump said of the duchess in The Sun in 2019: “I didn’t know that she was nasty.”

And he tweeted following their departure from the royal family in 2020: “I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom.

“It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada.

“Now they have left Canada for the US however, the US will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!”

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Donald Trump and the Queen during a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

When the couple urged people to vote in the 2020 election, Mr Trump told reporters: “I’m not a fan of hers and I would say this, and she probably has heard that.

“But I wish a lot of luck to Harry, cause he’s going to need it.”

GB News said the interview features Mr Trump talking about Boris Johnson, the presidential election, events at the US Capitol on January 6, Black Lives Matter, the migrant crisis in the US and the UK, Antifa, and the question of whether he will run for office again.

Farage, The Trump Interview airs at 7pm on Wednesday on GB News, which is available on Freeview 236, Sky 515 and Virgin Media 626.

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