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SARAH VINE: Oh Harry, please stop being such a preachy, gloomy boring

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There are many unsolved mysteries in the world. Who really built the pyramids? Where do all the strange socks go? Why do I only remember the bags for life when I’m halfway to the supermarket?

But perhaps most baffling of all is this: why the hell is Prince Harry so damn miserable?

Dear God, the man is a walking wet weekend, a human root canal. Which is strange, because who wouldn’t want to be him?

Lots of money, and lots of ways to earn more. An attractive wife. Two sweet babies, a fabulous multimillion-pound house in fashionable Montecito, titles, youth, good health, decent looks, some hair left over.

There are plenty of people with much harder lives than Harry who still manage to get up in the morning and put a smile on their face. So why does he always look like he just kicked something nasty?

This week he was back. Addressing the United Nations in New York on Monday, he delivered a message of unrelenting misery.

Like a vacuum cleaner of doom, he sucked all hope and joy out of the room and marked Nelson Mandela Day — named in honor of one of the most inspiring men of the 20th century — with a finger-wagging lecture on failure.

Pictured: Prince Harry addresses the UN General Assembly on Monday during the annual celebration of Nelson Mandela International Day. But perhaps most perplexing of all, why the hell is Prince Harry so damn miserable?

We live in a “time of global uncertainty and division, when it’s all too easy to look around and feel anger or despair,” he said.

“How many of us feel battered, helpless before the seemingly endless stream of disaster and destruction?”

A lot, I’m sure. But we pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and get to work. Even those who don’t have airy California hillside mansions to retreat to, Harry.

He spoke of “the few weaponized lies and misinformation at the expense of many,” a statement so paranoid it could have been written by Donald Trump.

Oh, and climate change: ‘Our world is on fire – again!’ Well, maybe if some people stopped taking so many private jets. . .

Ever since Harry escaped a life of excruciating servitude at the expense of the British taxpayer, this has been his mantra. The prince with a conscience, preaching from his high tower.

He is fraught with first-world guilt and tries to purify himself with endless hand-wringing and virtue signaling. What he doesn’t realize is that none of it has the desired effect. He just gets on people’s nerves.

Because there are few things worse than an ungrateful one, and Harry is the biggest ungrateful of them all. Here’s a man who has it all and all he can do is carp, criticize and tell the rest of us how to live our lives.

Prince Harry could barely smile as he and Meghan headed for dinner at Tribeca hotspot Locanda Verde after giving his speech, where you don't get much change at £90 a head

Prince Harry could barely smile as he and Meghan headed for dinner at Tribeca hotspot Locanda Verde after giving his speech, where you don’t get much change at £90 a head

I’m not one of those people who begrudge the lucky ones their luck, but if you happen to be one of life’s lottery winners, the least you can do is have the good graces to enjoy it.

Instead, Harry acts like it’s all a terrible burden.

He could barely smile as he and Meghan headed for dinner after his speech at Tribeca hotspot Locanda Verde, where you don’t get much change at £90 a head.

His wife was then wearing her third designer outfit in 24 hours, supplemented by her usual jewelry worth hundreds of thousands of pounds. Oh, what a misery.

The whole point of being a royal or a celebrity — and Harry is both — is to offer a little escapism and light relief from the unforgiving realities of everyday life. Come on, smile, look fabulous, sprinkle a little stardust, spread a little joy.

To do this you need a healthy sense of humor (just look at the Queen, always smiling), not to mention more than a soup of self-knowledge.

Harry doesn’t seem to possess either one. Whether it’s the result of Meghan’s influence – as some, especially his old comrades, seem to think – or as part of his family’s general rejection, who knows?

But one thing’s for sure: the last thing the world needs right now is this privileged bastard’s sombre preaching.

Would you do us all a favor, Harry? Go and enjoy your new life in America. After all the trouble it’s caused, that’s the least you can do.

Penny Mordaunt says she represents the future of the Tories. But look who’s around her: more old hams than Tesco’s cheap aisle: Michael Fabricant, David Davis and Andrea Leadsom. Not exactly Westminster’s young dream, is it?

Dame Helen Mirren reveals that when she played the Queen in one of the most painful chapters in royal history, she wrote a heartfelt letter to Her Majesty, saying that ‘in my research I noticed I was developing a growing respect for her’ . If she really cared that much about her, she wouldn’t have taken the part in the first place.

Dame Helen Mirren reveals that when she played the Queen (above) in one of the most painful chapters in royal history, she wrote a heartfelt letter to Her Majesty, saying that 'in my research I found that I have a growing respect for got her.  '

If she really cared that much about her, she certainly wouldn't have taken the part

If she really cared that much about her, she certainly wouldn’t have taken the part

The only other time I have experienced heat over 40c was some 30 years ago on a summer trip to Seville. That year the temperature reached 45 degrees in the afternoon and the only sensible course of action was to lie down in a darkened room.

Perhaps British Summertime now shouldn’t mean the clocks going forward – but a long Spanish-style lunch and a nice afternoon nap. Works for me!

Lessons in anarchy

If you want a glimpse of where education in Britain is headed when the Labor Party comes to power, look no further than Southwark Council in South London.

Rather than excluding poorly-behaved high school students, schools will allow them to remain in the classroom, provided they don’t endanger the safety of another child.

In other words, as long as they don’t really beat up their classmates, they can do whatever they want.

Which of course means sacrificing an entire school for a troublesome minority.

That’s the Labor dogma in a nutshell: bring everything and everyone down to the lowest common denominator – and make sure no one succeeds.

Kate Beckinsale has proudly posted photos of herself hand-feeding a fox cub. Obviously, she doesn’t have to worry about these disease-ridden urban pests like the rest of us.

Kate Beckinsale has proudly posted photos of herself hand-feeding a fox cub.  Obviously she doesn't have to worry about these disease-ridden urban pests knocking over her bins like the rest of us

Kate Beckinsale has proudly posted photos of herself hand-feeding a fox cub. Obviously she doesn’t have to worry about these disease-ridden urban pests knocking over her bins like the rest of us

Given the huge shortage of NHS dentists in Britain, I really don’t see why taxpayers should foot the bill for people getting cheap cosmetic dentistry in Turkey, ending up with terrible complications.

There are children and retirees who don’t even have access to basic care – why should they suffer from the vanity of others?

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called it “amazing” that the Tory leadership match is taking place during the heat wave. Trust him to even politicize the weather.

Former Pink Floyd bandmate Roger Waters, 78, has criticized critics for failing to rate his Toronto performance – instead giving the column inches to local singer The Weeknd.

With typical humility, Waters said, “I have no idea what or who The Weeknd is, because I don’t listen to much music.”

I was unlucky enough to go to a Waters performance once. Honestly, the most annoying ego trip I’ve ever experienced.

He is also on his fifth marriage, which may tell you something about the man’s character.

I don’t have time for people who leave their dogs in the car on days like this. There is only one word for it: evil.

Kylie covers up her hypocrisy

One minute Kylie Jenner is urging her fans to go green to save the planet, the next she’s hopping on her private jet for a 12-minute journey that wouldn’t have taken much longer by car.

One minute Kylie Jenner is urging her fans to go green to save the planet, the next she's hopping on her private jet for a 12-minute journey that wouldn't have taken much longer by car.

One minute Kylie Jenner is urging her fans to go green to save the planet, the next she’s hopping on her private jet for a 12-minute journey that wouldn’t have taken much longer by car.

I don’t know why anyone would be surprised – after all, she’s made a fortune selling lip gloss to gullible young women desperate for her perfect pout when, in fact, that pout is the result of fillers. But this takes celebrity hypocrisy to a whole new level.

It may not be to everyone’s taste, but scientists at Reading University have found that eating Marmite can help reduce anxiety. Maybe that explains why I love the stuff so much.

Though that may also have to do with the fact that it usually comes on a big, thick slice of hot buttery toast.

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