PRINCE Harry and Meghan have been asked to present an award at next weekend’s Oscars leaving fans raging at the idea.
It is understood they were being lined up to reveal Best Picture — the most coveted category of the night.
A US source said: “Harry and Meghan were first approached two years ago for the ceremony but politely declined.
“Obviously they’d be a huge coup this year, and could use their appearance to make an impassioned speech of their choosing, most likely Ukraine.
“Show producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan have lined up some amazing A-list names to take to the stage and Harry and Meghan would be the icing on the cake.
“It’s still up in the air, but in all likelihood — especially in the wake of recent publicity — Harry won’t attend.
“It would be seen as a final kick in the teeth for the royal family if he did — he’s too nervous to fly to London without police protection, but happy to stand up in front of a huge live audience at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Not great optics.”
Fans have been left raging at the idea with many saying that the ‘irrelevant’ couple should not be there.
One said: “I Think Prince Harry & Meghan Markle are Irrelevant In 2022.”
Another said: “If Harry attends this ceremony, but can’t be bothered to pay his respects to the grandfather that protected him, then he deserves all the criticism coming his way!”
A third said: “What an absolute joke. The #OSCARS are now virtually irrelevant but to have this pair in line to present an award just pushes them further towards the head of the irrelevance line.”
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