PIERS Morgan has claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are running a “deliberate and malicious campaign” to smear the Royal Family as a “bunch of heartless racists”.
The former GMB presenter, 55, branded the couple’s behaviour “disgusting” – a week after dramatically quitting ITV following a clash with weatherman Alex Beresford over the Sussexes’ Oprah interview.
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Piers Morgan has claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are running a “deliberate and malicious campaign” to smear the Royal Family as a “bunch of heartless racists”Credit: Rex
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a series of claims in their bombshell Oprah interview last weekCredit: AP:Associated Press
The former GMB presenter, 55, branded the couple’s behaviour “disgusting” in a tweet this eveningCredit: Twitter
The TV host resigned when senior ITV executives said they wanted him to say sorry on air following 40,000 Ofcom complaints over his dismissal of the Duchess of Sussex’s revelations on Oprah.
Piers told viewers he “didn’t believe a word” of Meghan’s CBS interview, in which she said she “didn’t want to be alive” and that the Palace had denied her mental health support.
Meghan also alleged that an unnamed royal had raised “concerns” about the “skin colour” of her and Harry’s children.
In a tweet tonight, Morgan wrote: “There’s a very deliberate & malicious campaign being perpetrated by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to smear, defame and trash Britain, our Monarchy & the Royal Family as a bunch of heartless racists.
“It’s disgusting. Time to stand up for our Queen.”
The Duke and Duchess did not name the alleged royal racist during the interview – but Oprah said she was told it was not the Queen or Prince Philip, 99.
In a visit to a school last week, Prince William said the Royals were “very much not a racist family” – adding he was yet to speak to his younger brother but he “will”.
And the Queen released a carefully-worded statement last week saying she was “saddened” by the interview and that “recollections may vary”.
The monarch added that the racism allegations would be investigated and “addressed privately”.
As part of the investigation into the racism claims, the Queen will personally quiz senior royals.
She is to have private conversations with Charles, Camilla, William, Kate and others to establish what may have been said.
Meanwhile, Piers Morgan has hinted a return to the screen could be imminent following his departure from GMB.
GB News boss Andrew Neil has also made no secret of wanting to bag Piers for his news network – even offering him a job on live TV.
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