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Prince Harry caught off guard by Pat Tillman award backlash | Pro Hub of News

Prince Harry’s anticipation for the Pat Tillman award has waned following significant backlash.

The Duke of Sussex is slated to receive this prestigious award for his contributions to the Invictus Games at the upcoming ESPY Awards in Los Angeles on July 11. However, the announcement stirred controversy, drawing criticism from the public, including Mary Tillman, the mother of the late war hero after whom the award is named.

Mary Tillman expressed her shock, stating, “I am shocked as to why they would select such a controversial and divisive individual to receive the award.”

Sources close to Harry told the Telegraph that he was “stunned” by the backlash. “It is difficult for Prince Harry to accept criticism related to his military service and his work with veterans. His true passion lies in his legacy with Invictus and the meaningful achievements he has made,” they revealed.

“This is where he feels most at home and deeply committed. The negative reaction has certainly dampened his excitement for the award,” the insider concluded.