Meghan Markle should have warned Prince Harry that revealing his past drug use could put his US visa status at risk, a royal biographer has said. In his tell-all memoir Spare, Harry detailed his past use of cocaine, magic mushrooms and marijuana. Now the Duke has been warned that his admission could see him booted out of America.
Conservative activists in the US are pushing for Harry’s visa application to be made public as the future of his visa status looks uncertain.
Royal biographer Angela Levin says Meghan should have done more to prevent her husband from speaking out on the matter.
Speaking to GB News’ Dan Wootton, she said: “I don’t understand why his wife didn’t warn him.”
The royal expert added: “He talked to her about everything he was going to say. She is in charge as we both know.
According to the US’ immigration law, people who have admitted to drug offences are not eligible for a visa.
In Spare, and in interviews promoting the book, Harry admitted to using cocaine as a teenager.
The royal described trying the drug at a hunting weekend party in order to feel something different, and also told ITV’s Tom Brady that it was “important to acknowledge” his use of the Class A drug.
Following Harry’s drug claims, the conservative-leaning Heritage Foundation called for his visa application to be released so American taxpayers can see if the father-of-two declared his drug use.
Mike Howell, director of the Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project, said: “This request is in the public interest in light of the potential revocation of Prince Harry’s visa for illicit substance use and further questions regarding the Prince’s drug use and whether he was properly vetted before entering the United States.”
Despite the request, a US State Department spokesman said: “Visa records are confidential under Section 222(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA); therefore, we cannot discuss the details of individual visa cases.”
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