Piers Morgan drags Princess Diana into Meghan Markle row: ‘She would be horrified’

Morgan stands by harsh criticism of Harry and Meghan in Tucker Carlson interview

Graeme Massie
Los Angeles
Tuesday 06 April 2021 09:16

Piers Morgan has dragged Princess Diana into his Meghan Markle controversy.

The former Good Morning Britain host told Tucker Carlson of Fox News that he thought Diana would be “horrified” at Meghan’s allegations of royal family racism.

Morgan told Carlson on his Fox Nation streaming show that Markle is lying about her experience with racism, which she revealed in her Oprah Winfrey interview.

Morgan praised Harry’s military service before branding him a “whiny brat in his mid-30s complaining his dad isn’t still financing everything that he does.”

And he added: “I knew Princess Diana well. I think she would be horrified by the split between Harry and his brother, by the schism now between Harry and the royal family generally, by the appalling smearing of the Queen, which is already causing damage in some of the Commonwealth countries, who are buying into this outrageous lie that the Queen is somehow racist, presiding over a racist institution.”

Read more:

Morgan lost his job with GMB after walking off set during a heated discussion with his co-hosts the morning after Harry and Meghan’s US interview.

He had claimed on the show that Meghan had lied about having suicidal feelings during her time in the royal family, and was condemned live on air by co-host Alex Beresford.

His behavior was branded as “absolutely diabolical” by Beresford and the show quickly cut its ties with Morgan over the controversy.

“I’ve had plenty of time to analyse all the analysis of what she was saying and what Prince Harry was saying, and I still don’t believe what they were saying, and in particular I don’t believe what Meghan Markle said,” insisted Morgan.

“I didn’t believe Meghan Markle, a huge furor erupted through the day. I was an 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 which just couldn’t be true.”

And he told Carlson that he still did not believe Meghan’s suicidal claims.

“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,” said Morgan.

“You’re accusing two 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? Did you tell a suicidal woman who told you she was suicidal she was not allowed to get help?’ Because I just find that impossible to believe.”

And he added later in the interview: “I’m not a racist. I just don’t believe her.”

During his appearance with Carlson, Morgan also called Harry and Meghan hypocrites for profiting off their relationship with the royal family, while publicly castigating them.

“Would they be getting the Oprah Winfrey, two-hour whine-a-thon slot if they weren’t royal? No,” said Morgan.

“Their entire existence is now being financed by their royal connection. The same royal connection which they spent nearly two hours lambasting on global television and saying how much they hate it. 

“It’s not just inconsistent, it’s not just hypocritical, it’s actually shameful. 

“And to do this to the Queen, who has barely put a foot wrong in 68 years of dutiful service to my country… she is a respected woman because she’s earned that respect.”

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies


Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged in