Entertainment Piers Morgan Maintains Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Interview Was “Undiluted Whine-a-thon”
Prince Harry Says He and Meghan Markle Did Not 'Blindside' Queen About Royal Exit
Harry added that he had two conversations with his father, Prince Charles, "before he stopped taking my calls"During the couple's interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday, the TV host asked if they "blindsided" the monarch by releasing a statement in Jan. 2020 about stepping back to the public.
In his first televised interview sincefrom Good Morning Britain, Piers Morgan maintained that he does not believe Meghan Markle’s claims, including those she made about her mental health, in her and Prince Harry’s .
In an interview on Fox Nation’s Tucker Carlson Today that lasted over an hour and 15 minutes and in which he called the Oprah interview an “undiluted whine-a-thon,” Morgan again questioned the veracity of Markle’s remarks and blasted “cancel culture” as well as his friend Sharon Osbourne’sThe Talk after she defended Morgan on-air.
Meghan Markle Says Family Deserves a 'Basic Right to Privacy' from the Public Eye in Unaired Clip
"We're not talking about anything that anybody else wouldn't expect," the Duchess of Sussex said in an unaired clip from her interview with Oprah WinfreyIn an unaired clip released on Monday by O, The Oprah Magazine from her sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey on CBS (her first since her engagement to Prince Harry in 2017), the Duchess of Sussex, 39, addressed the invasions of privacy she and her family have experienced over the past few years.
“I still don’t believe what they were saying and in particular I don’t believe what Meghan Markle said,” Morgan said Monday of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Oprah Winfrey interview. Morgan’s March comments about Markle on Good Morning Britain launchedto U.K. regulator Ofcom in its history and Morgan a day after he made the comments. In particular, Morgan took issue with what he said were “17 different claims by the pair of them [that] have now been proven to either be completely untrue or massively exaggerated or unprovable.”
Of Markle’s comments about her mental health, Morgan said “it’s not for me to say that she felt suicidal, that’s not for me to know” but that he doubted she met with members of the royal household and was rebuffed by the institution. Of her comments that an individual or individuals in the royal family had “concerns and conversations about how dark [her first child Archie’s] skin might be when he’s born,” as Markle said in the Oprah interview, Morgan said, “If you’re going to accuse someone of racism, then you better put up some facts.” He added, “My problem with this whole interview was these incredibly damaging allegations were tossed out there and none of them were challenged properly.”
CBS Launches Internal Review After Sharon Osbourne's Heated Debate with Sheryl Underwood on The Talk
During Wednesday's episode of The Talk, Sharon Osbourne said that she had been accused of being racist after voicing her support for Piers Morgan"We are committed to a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace," the network said in a statement provided to PEOPLE on Friday night. "All matters related to the Wednesday episode of The Talk are currently under internal review.
Ofthat Markle herself filed an ITV complaint against him, Morgan said, “I should be able to be a journalist and question the veracity of those statements.”
Several times during the interview Morgan criticized The Talk’s handling of Sharon Osbourne’s on-air defense of him. Morgan said Osbourne “was bullied into apologizing for defending me against a disgusting slur that I’m a racist…. And then she lost her job anyway.”
After Osbourne’s defense of Morgan on the show on March 10, former co-hosts Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete accused Osbourne of previously making racist comments. In aabout her departure from the show, CBS said in part, “As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace.”
Morgan also touched on CNN anchor Don Lemon several times, who hosted aabout Osbourne’s defense of Morgan. “I would like Don Lemon to think again about what he said about me,” Morgan said.
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Did Interview for Publicity, Not to Defend Themselves: Poll
As much as 48 percent of Britain believes the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did their Oprah Winfrey interview as a means of promotion while 36 percent believe it was to defend themselves.The Duchess of Sussex said she "didn't want to be alive anymore" and was told by aides that admitting herself to a mental hospital would make the palace look bad.
Another recurring theme of Morgan’s was his belief that Markle and Prince Harry were continuing to profit from the very institution their interview criticized. Of their deals with Spotify and Netflix, Morgan said, “They’re getting them because they’re the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, they’re getting them off their royal titles, the royal titles bestowed on them by the very institution that in the interview with Oprah Winfrey they say they can’t stand and is suffocating and traps them and so on and so on. But you can’t have it both ways.” He called for both to “give up their titles.”
Though he railed against “cancel culture” several times during the interview, Morgan also said he hadn’t been “canceled” and was going to take a few months off and “get fit” before looking to start working again. He added that on walks around West London he has received “universal support” for expressing his opinion, even from those that didn’t agree with him.
Meghan Markle appeared to lead 'normal life' during her time as royal .
Speaking on Royally Obsessed podcast, Andrew Morton claimed friends told him they saw the Duchess of Sussex, 39, and about with friends during her time in the Royal Family. In the extraordinary interview watched by tens of millions of people around the world, Meghan claimed she only left the house twice in four months when she was living at the palace and alleged that officials took her 'passport, my driving licence, my keys.' Speaking on Royally Obsessed podcast, the royal biographer was asked whether Meghan's situation was similar to that experienced by Princess Diana.