Piers Morgan accuses Meghan Markle of ‘hit job’ on the Royal Family and Britain in tell-all interview with Tucker Carlson

TV presenter doubles down on criticism of the royal couple during media tour over GMB exit

Rachel Brodsky
Los Angeles
Tuesday 06 April 2021 16:54 BST
‘I still don’t believe Meghan Markle’, Piers Morgan says

Piers Morgan repeated his claims about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in a new broadcast with Fox host Tucker Carlson on Monday (5 April), in his first on-camera interview since leaving Good Morning Britain.

The former Good Morning Britain presenter has continued to lash out at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, following their interview with Oprah Winfrey in March.

Speaking to Carlson, Morgan said he still doesn’t believe the royal couple’s account of their experiences in the royal family, in particular Markle’s claim that she experienced racist comments while pregnant with her and Prince Harry’s son, Archie.

“I still don’t believe what they were saying, and in particular, I don’t believe what Meghan Markle was saying,” Morgan said in the interview, which aired on Fox Nation, Fox News’ subscription-based streaming service.

“Seventeen different claims by the pair of them have now been proven to be either completely untrue, or massively exaggerated, or unprovable.”

He added: “I didn’t believe Meghan Markle. A huge fury erupted through the day. I was in outrage. I wasn’t allowed to have an opinion that I didn’t believe what she was saying, even though it was clear to me in real time as I was watching the interview that there were a number of things that couldn’t be true.”

Morgan also told Carlson that he was told to believe Markle’s side, “and if you don't believe what she's saying, then you're a racist”.

“I just find that impossible to believe that you would have two people in the palace who would be that callous to a woman telling them that she was suicidal,” he continued.

Morgan added that “there’s the position of Prince Harry in all this. He is attached to many of the biggest mental health charities in Britain”.

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“He makes no secret of his desire that everyone who feels depressed or anxious or has suicidal thoughts to get immediate help, and yet here was his wife who says she was feeling constantly suicidal, and Prince Harry never sought to get her help. And I find that very hard to believe frankly,” he said.

Morgan also lashed out at the Duchess of Sussex for her accusations in her and Prince Harry’s Oprah interview, and urged her to name names.

“You’re accusing … people in the palace of being unspeakably cruel simply to protect the brand of the Royal family. If that is true, let’s have the names of these people, and let’s go to them and ask them is this true,” he said.

“So for Meghan Markle to try and create a story that says that the decision to not make Archie the title of prince was based on his skin colour is a lie.”

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Morgan notoriously stormed off GMB's set last month after he was criticised by a colleague for questioning the validity of some of the claims made by the couple in their talk with Winfrey.

The former Daily Mirror editor had dismissed remarks by the Duchess of Sussex describing her mental health struggles and suicidal thoughts.

His comments generated a record-breaking 57,000 complaints to the broadcasting regulator, Ofcom.

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In a clip to promote the interview, Carlson claimed that Morgan was “banished” from UK television for “asking a simple question”.

“How is it that the most privileged people in our society get away with posing as the most oppressed?” Calrson said of his interviewee's comments on Harry and Meghan.

If you are experiencing feelings of distress and isolation, or are struggling to cope, The Samaritans offers support; you can speak to someone for free over the phone, in confidence, on 116 123 (UK and ROI), emailjo@samaritans.org, or visit the Samaritans website to find details of your nearest branch.

If you are based in the USA, and you or someone you know needs mental health assistance right now, call National Suicide Prevention Helpline on 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Helpline is a free, confidential crisis hotline that is available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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