Former Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan, 56, has taken to Twitter to rage at Meghan Markle’s treatment of the Queen following the monarch’s “heartbreaking year”. The ITV host branded the Duchess of Sussex’s “trashing” of her family “disgraceful” as he hit back at those imploring him to consider the former Suits actress’ mental health.
In view of his 7.9 million followers, Piers didn’t hold back as he once again blasted the former senior member of the Royal Family.
He wrote: “Amid all the debate about Meghan Markle’s mental health, has anyone given a thought for what the Queen’s had to endure this year as the Sussexes have continually trashed her family & the Monarchy while she lost and mourned her beloved husband of 73 years?
“Just disgraceful,” he finished.
Piers accompanied his post with a heartbreaking snap of the Queen sitting on her own at Prince Phillip’s funeral, which saw social distancing rules being followed.
Prince Phillip died in April, aged 99.
The whole world tuned in to watch his funeral, which saw Prince Harry fly back from his home in Montecito, California to attend without his wife.
Viewers were met with the saddening image of the Queen sitting alone inside St George’s Chapel, as members of her family sat in pews around her.
One month earlier, Harry and Meghan gave a tell-all interview to Oprah Winfrey, detailing their decision to leave the royal family.
Following Piers’ comments, Ofcom received a record 58,000 complaints. However, yesterday the former newspaper editor celebrated as the regulator ruled that his comments about Meghan had not breached their code.
Upon hearing the news, he didn’t waste any time in taking to social media to celebrate his “victory”.
Piers wrote on Twitter: “I’m delighted OFCOM has endorsed my right to disbelieve the Duke & Duchess of Sussex’s incendiary claims to Oprah Winfrey, many of which have proven to be untrue.
“This is a resounding victory for free speech and a resounding defeat for Princess Pinocchios.”(sic)
“Do I get my job back?” he quipped at the end.
Following Piers’ tweet, social media users took to the comments to weigh in on the argument.
One wrote: “Good shout Piers. I’m getting fed up with The Sussex’s. They left the Royals as they didn’t want the publicity yet they seek publicity all the time.”(sic)
Another added: “Obviously Harry loves his wife, but to do all he’s done to his grandmother and family is unacceptable, Harry should’ve stood up for his grandmother.”
A third chipped in: “Totally agree. You called it right as you always do, Piers, even Ofcom agree.”
However, other viewers were not convinced about his return to ITV.
One wrote: “No and no. You walked out so stay out. Although the programme received an endorsement it was because your then colleagues saved your bacon. Once again, you only read into the report what you wanted to read. You are not wanted.”
A second penned: “Piers – you received a record 58,000 complaints for your actions. In what world is this a win for your behaviour? In most workplaces 1 or 2 complaints will lead to a dismissal. Freedom of speech wouldn’t even be a factor…..”