News

Hurry up Harry – a Royal Big Issue would be a crowning achievement

The Big Issue readers have spoken! Harry and Meghan should choose us to carry shots of their big day

Prince Harry Meghan Markle

With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle due to tie the knot in May, preparations have been tarnished somewhat by Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Simon Dudley’s comments branding homelessness in the town as “voluntary”.

Despite the resulting backlash, Dudley has defended his comments and apologised only “for the clarity of his communication”, insisting he was calling for a clampdown on anti-social behaviour rather than rough sleepers. Harry? He’s stayed silent, his spokesperson telling us there will be no comment.

But here’s an idea…

In this week’s magazine, editor Paul McNamee called on the prince and his bride-to-be to choose The Big Issue as the place to show-off their prized wedding snaps.

And our readers agreed:

https://twitter.com/lucy_b93/status/943862706683219969

https://twitter.com/CStalfordMLA/status/951047553906368512

One tweeter even called on the pair to ‘put their principles into action’.

Harry would be following in the illustrious footsteps of “loveable wide-boy” Shane Richie. The long-time EastEnders star once sold us exclusive rights to pics from his 40th birthday for the reasonable sum of £1.10 (and he still has the cheque framed at his house too!).

With the BBC soap also paying tribute to Harry’s wedding news, perhaps he will follow suit.

https://twitter.com/RyanJL/status/935240841718845440

So come on, Harry. You know it makes sense.

Support the Big Issue

For over 30 years, the Big Issue has been committed to ending poverty in the UK. In 2024, our work is needed more than ever. Find out how you can support the Big Issue today.
Vendor martin Hawes

Recommended for you

View all
FOSO is the new FOMO: Why are we so afraid to switch off and be out of office?
Work

FOSO is the new FOMO: Why are we so afraid to switch off and be out of office?

Almost no recorded cases of disability benefit fraud despite DWP crackdown: 'PIP fraud is a non-issue'
dwp pip/ disabled person
Disability benefits

Almost no recorded cases of disability benefit fraud despite DWP crackdown: 'PIP fraud is a non-issue'

Deaf man awarded £50,000 after 'oppressive' and 'discriminatory' treatment by DWP
dwp jobcentre
Department for Work and Pensions

Deaf man awarded £50,000 after 'oppressive' and 'discriminatory' treatment by DWP

Green transition: Help retrain gas workers or risk 'cliff edge' job losses, government warned
Green transition

Green transition: Help retrain gas workers or risk 'cliff edge' job losses, government warned

Most Popular

Read All
Renters pay their landlords' buy-to-let mortgages, so they should get a share of the profits
Renters: A mortgage lender's window advertising buy-to-let products
1.

Renters pay their landlords' buy-to-let mortgages, so they should get a share of the profits

Exclusive: Disabled people are 'set up to fail' by the DWP in target-driven disability benefits system, whistleblowers reveal
Pound coins on a piece of paper with disability living allowancve
2.

Exclusive: Disabled people are 'set up to fail' by the DWP in target-driven disability benefits system, whistleblowers reveal

Cost of living payment 2024: Where to get help now the scheme is over
next dwp cost of living payment 2023
3.

Cost of living payment 2024: Where to get help now the scheme is over

Strike dates 2023: From train drivers to NHS doctors, here are the dates to know
4.

Strike dates 2023: From train drivers to NHS doctors, here are the dates to know