Carol Vorderman takes scathing dig at Prince Harry’s intelligence
9th December 2022

Prince Harry: Carol Vorderman makes dig at prince's intelligence

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Maths whiz Carol Vorderman was invited onto Friday’s instalment of This Morning where she was interviewed by hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix series. The first three episodes of the programme were released on the streaming giant on Thursday, and Carol shared her thoughts about claims the couple made within it. She even took a dig at the Prince’s intelligence as she dissected key moments in the docu-series. 

Former Countdown star Carol said: “Well, my take is that [Meghan] is a very intelligent woman, I quite liked her to be perfectly honest. 

“I found out more about her than I have ever by reading online newspapers. I liked her, she’s a planner and she likes to control things in her life – that is not a criticism.”

“She had a career and I like her,” Carol continued before adding. “She’s super intelligent, but [Harry] is nowhere near as intelligent as her.

“And I think they are genuinely in love and he’s now found a purpose, that’s what I think, to be honest.” 

Earlier on in the interview, Carol, 61, claimed the documentary was made for an American audience about Brittons. 

Carol, Holly and Phillip discussed how Meghan claimed the Princess of Wales did not hug her when they first met. 

Carol added: “It was very much like Notting Hill and everyone speaks like Hugh Grant and so it was extending this formality to say a lot of British people are like this. 

“Well, love, if you go and mix with that kind of person, that’s fine. But if you go to Manchester and go here, there and everywhere everyone is hugging like crazy.” 

Holly found it hard to believe members of the Royal Family were not “huggers”. 

“Just because you are posh doesn’t mean you can’t hug someone,” Holly exclaimed. “It’s crazy.” 

Gyles Brandreth, who was also part of the debate, added: “I don’t necessarily hug people I’ve never met before so I think it’s perfectly acceptable.” 

The debate comes after Meghan discussed meeting Kate Middleton in January 2017 where she implied the Princess was not expecting the Duchess to hug her. 

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“Even when Will and Kate came over, and I had met her for the first time, they came over for dinner,” Meghan shared in the Netflix series. 

“I remember I was in ripped jeans, and I was barefoot. Like, I was a hugger, I’ve always been a hugger. 

“I didn’t realise that that is really jarring for a lot of Brits. 

“I guess I started to understand very quickly that the formality on the outside carried through on the inside – that there is a forward-facing way of being.”

Meghan added: “And then you close the door and you are like, ‘Oh, great. Okay, we can relax now.’ But that formality carries over on both sides. And that was surprising to me.”

Buckingham Palace has not responded to the allegations made in the docu-series. 

The final three parts of the series will be released on Netflix next Thursday. 

This Morning continues on weekdays from 10am on ITV and Harry & Meghan can be streamed on Netflix. 

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