Speculation, speculation, speculation, seem to be the order surrounding British royalty and its counterparts. That one counterpart is Piers Morgan, a British broadcaster, journalist, writer and television personality. Morgan is known for his controversial comments and non-apologetic disapproval of Meghan Markle’s place in the monarch, so verbal that his colleagues and his inner circle speculated that his issue with The Duchess might be personal.
Speculations were put to dust when confirmation pulled through stating Morgan and The Duchess knew each other prior to her dating Prince Harry, it is believed that they gathered up a friendship that left him sour when he no longer had access to her. She cut him off and revoked all contact once the relationship between her and Prince Harry became official, allegedly leaving Morgan bitter. After the airing of The Sussex’ CBS interview with Oprah on Monday, March the 8th, Morgan had quite a lot to say, on the episode of Good Morning Britain, Morgan said, “I don’t believe a word she says”, adding, “ I wouldn’t believe it if she read me a weather report and the fact that she fired up this onslaught against our royal family, I think is contemptible.” Further pressing in a tweet on Wednesday morning: “Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on. Thanks for all the love, and hate.” Many criticized him for his lack of sympathy and empathy towards Meghan’s claims of mental issues, racism and media bullying. Including co-presenter Alex Beresford who clearly stated: “I understand you don’t like Meghan Markle; you’ve made it so clear a number of times on this program, a number of times,” said Beresford. “And I understand you’ve got a personal relationship with Meghan Markle or you had one and she cut you off. She’s entitled to cut you off if she wants to. Has she said anything about you since she cut you off? I don’t think she has and yet you continue to trash her.” Leaving Morgan to storm off the set, during a live show.
Row with Alex Beresford:
Meghan Markle wrote to ITV’s boss to complain about Piers Morgan hours before the Good Morning Britain co-host quit the show, his reasons for leaving were simple. He believes in freedom of speech, and in the right to be allowed to have an opinion. Many critics believe social media played a big role on his departure as more than 41,000 complaints made to Ofcom, fuelled by an orchestrated social media campaign spearheaded by his critics including several Labour MPs
Sussex’ CBS interview with Oprah, and media responses: