The 37-year-old Duke of Sussex has been praised by rapper Snoop Dogg, 49 for snubbing former US president Donald Trump from the guestlist for his wedding to Meghan Markle. Prince Harry and Meghan, 40, wed on May 19, 2018, and the former president was rebuffed by the Royal Family after Harry stopped him from attending the nuptials.
The couple relocated to California, with son Archie Harrison in early 2020 after stepping down from royal duties.
Since living in the US the couple has completed a number of philanthropic efforts, and also welcomed their second child Lilibet Diana in June, whose name pays tribute to Harry’s grandmother Queen Elizabeth II.
The American hip hop star Snoop Dogg, who lives close to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in LA, opened up about his unlikely friendship with both Prince Harry and his brother Prince William in an interview with The Mirror.
When speaking to the outlet, Snoop Dogg said he “respects” the couple for leading their lives on their own terms outside of the monarchy.
He added that he supports Harry and Meghan despite “the whole world judging them”, and claims that the prince has “big b****” for leaving Mr Trump off his wedding guest list.
He said: “I said Prince Harry had big b when he didn’t invite Trump to his wedding. And now, for real, I say he’s got an even bigger set of b.
“Him and Meghan are living their lives like they want and that can’t be an easy thing with the whole world judging them. They got to live life their way – they get a lot of respect from me for that.”
The couple were also the lucky recipients of an invitation to “Snoop’s crib”, and claimed that the royals would be in for “something special” if they chose to attend.
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Elsewhere within the interview, the hip hop legend was outspoken about the unlikely bond he shares with Harry, and future king William, stating that his relationship with the pair is “cool”.
The musical icon reached out to the sons of Prince Charles after learning that they were a fan of his music.
He said: “Harry and William are my boys. As soon as I knew they were fans I reached out to them and we’ve been cool ever since.
“I look out for them and they can reach out to me whenever they want they know that.”
Snoop Dogg is also reportedly friends with other high profile British names, including football legend David Beckham, who shares a love of football and hip hop music with.
He says: “David is my boy – he is busy in Miami with his franchise but we still speak. We have been friends for 15 years now.
“He loves hip hop, I love soccer. It was always going to be a friendship that worked.
“The first time I took him for lunch it was for chicken and waffles and next time we meet I am going to make it for him.”