Tim Dillon, a popular American comedian and podcaster with 540,000 YouTube subscribers to his series The Tim Dillon Show, has referred to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as “low-grade reality stars” who only want to hang out with celebrities.
Dillon claimed that he knew people in Los Angeles who know the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and the couple are “just like moths to the flame trying to hang out”.
Dillon, who has been critical of the couple, stated that “all they want to do is hang out with celebrities”, and that Meghan was “begging people to hang out”.
He spoke about Harry and Meghan in a recent episode called “They Come and Go” on May 21.
Dillon also claimed that Meghan was texting the person he was with at a celebrity party saying “no, you can’t come”.
The New York-born comedian, writer, and actor regularly tours across the US and has also held gigs in the UK.
He has criticized Harry and Meghan and their Netflix series in previous podcasts.
In September 2021, Dillon tweeted that “Harry and Meghan are such a gift to this country,” adding that “they make everything OK just because they’re here.”
However, he later referred to them as “low-grade reality stars” in his recent show.
Meanwhile, a poll for Newsweek in January revealed that Harry’s popularity had fallen by 45 points in US public opinion in one month, while Meghan’s had dropped by 36 points.
This poll was carried out just before the publication of Harry’s book Spare but after the release of their Netflix documentary series last December.
Royal experts have said that the Sussexes will likely continue making Netflix shows, writing books, and giving interviews, despite claims they will stop.
The Duke and Duchess are said to be moving on from publishing memoirs and criticizing other royals on TV, according to sources quoted by The Sun.
However, royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams has said that he does not believe claims that the couple have “nothing left to say” and will halt their outbursts.
Fitzwilliams said that there is “obviously plenty left that they could say in print” and referred to a report in The Daily Mail in July 2021 that Harry and Meghan had clinched a lucrative four-book deal with Penguin Random House worth up to £29million.
Fitzwilliams also mentioned that Meghan will be restarting her blog The Tig and how she won a Woman of Vision Award at a Ms Foundation gala event in New York on May 16.
The Sussexes’ relationships with the royal family remain strained, and they have regularly criticized them.
Harry now lives in Montecito, California, with Meghan and their two children Archie and Lilibet after stepping down as working royals for a life of financial independence.
Charles Rae, former royal correspondent at The Sun, stated that the couple had woken up to the fact that they are no longer the golden couple of America.
Media commentator Nigel Pauley claimed that they are addicted to the limelight, and their whole ethos has been putting themselves out with picture opportunities and soundbites.
It was revealed this week that the US government will appear in court next Tuesday to answer questions regarding Harry’s visa application after he admitted using illegal drugs.
A Washington DC-based conservative think-tank, The Heritage Foundation, is suing Joe Biden’s administration to force officials to release the Duke’s immigration files.