Piers Morgan doubles down on criticism of Meghan Markle: ‘A hill I’m happy to die on’

The Washington Examiner reported earlier this week that U.K. television personality Piers Morgan had left his job at ITV’s Good Morning Britain amid criticism over his recent remarks about Meghan Markle, an American actress who married into the British royal family in May 2018 before she and her husband, Prince Harry, made a controversial departure in early 2020.

But while Morgan’s comments about Markle have made him a target of many on the left, the host made clear Wednesday that he has no plans to back down from his stance.

“Freedom of speech”

Markle earned Morgan’s ire this week after an interview aired in which she and her husband told Oprah Winfrey about the reasons for their exit from the British royal family, which they blamed largely on negative press and a lack of support.

Among other things, the couple claimed that Markle faced racism at the hands of U.K. tabloids and even from within the palace, and they indicated the situation got so bad that it drove Markle to thoughts of suicide, according to NBC News.

But as the Washington Examiner reported, Morgan, for his part, wasn’t buying any of it. “I don’t believe a word she says,” he said on Good Morning Britain Monday before doubling down later in the week.

“On Monday, I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. I’ve had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don’t,” Morgan said in a tweet on Wednesday.

“If you did, OK. Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on,” the TV host insisted. “Thanks for all the love, and hate. I’m off to spend more time with my opinions.”

“Take a step back”

Speaking later to reporters, Morgan reiterated that “if people want to believe Meghan Markle, that’s entirely their right. I don’t believe almost anything that comes out of her mouth,” he said in a clip shared by Sky News. “I think the damage she’s done to the British monarchy and to the Queen at a time when Prince Philip is lying in hospital is enormous and, frankly, contemptible,” Morgan added.

Morgan previously took flak Tuesday after storming off the set of Good Morning Britain following a heated exchange with weatherman and co-host Alex Beresford.

“I think that we need to all take a step back. And I understand that you don’t like Meghan Markle,” Beresford told Morgan, as the Washington Examiner reported separately. “You’ve made it so clear a number of times on this program, a number of times, and I understand that you’ve got a personal relationship with Meghan Markle, or had one, and she cut you off.”

Beresford went on: “She’s entitled to cut you off if she wants to. Has she said anything about you since she cut you off? I don’t think she has, but yet you continue to trash her.”

According to the Examiner, the U.K.’s Office of Communications has launched an investigation into Morgan over his reportedly inflammatory remarks.

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  1. I happen to think that Piers Morgan is spot on.
    She is a spoiled brat who wants life on her terms, damn anyone else.

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  3. PIERS MORGAN…HOORAY FOR YOU FOR NOT BEING COWED INTO BACKING DOWN ON THE HARRY & MEGHAN ISSUE. YOU ARE 100% CORRECT IN YOUR STANCE.

    IT DIDN’T APPEAR TO ANY OF US THAT THE MEDIA DIDN’T LOVE HARRY & MEGHAN. NEITHER DID WE SEE MEGHAN HIDING FROM ALL THE CAMERAS.

    ENGLAND IS A FREE COUNTRY. FEW WOULD BELIEVE THAT MEGHAN WOULD BE DEPRIVED OF MENTAL HEALTH CARE OR ANYTHING ELSE BY THE ROYAL FAMILY. SHE HAD THE QUEEN’S DOGS AND PRINCE CHARLES WRAPPED AROUND HER LITTLE FINGER. QUEEN ELIZABETH WAS VERY ACCEPTING OF HER. HER HUSBAND IS A ROYAL AND HAS LAVISHED EVERYTHING UPON HER. ADDITIONALLY, SHE’S A VERY WILLFUL PERSON WITH BUCKS OF HER OWN TO ACCESS HEALTH PROFESSIONALS OR ANYTHING ELSE SHE WANTED OR NEEDED.

    MEGHAN IS HER OWN WORST ENEMY, THROWING EVERYTHING AWAY BECAUSE SHE COULDN’T UPSTAGE PRINCESS KATE. THIS IS MANIFESTED IN A VERY PROLONGED, BORING, VINDICTIVE TEMPER TANTRUM WHICH AMOUNTS TO A CHILD’S SMASHING EVERYONE’S SANDCASTLES TO PIECES ON THE BEACH BECAUSE SHE DIDN’T GET HER WAY ABOUT SOMETHING WHICH IS A TESTAMENT TO HER MEAN SPIRIT, SEEKING TO RUIIN OTHERS.

    NOW, FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES, NEGATIVE ATTENTION IS BETTER THAN NONE AT ALL.

    HARRY IS AIDING AND ABETTING AN OVERGROWN BRAT, RUINING HIS REPUTATION AND HELPING TO MAKE A VERY TROUBLED ENVIRONMENT HIS SON HAS TO GROW UP IN. MEGHAN HAS NO TRUE REGARD FOR ANYONE BUT HERSELF.

  4. Piers is correct- she is a narcissus and a cry baby . She knew what she was getting into when she married a prince. Disgusting and vindictive.

  5. Mr Morgan comments are refreshing at least he is someone who means what he said and done. I don’t feel sorry for Harry and his wife, they have led a life of plenty, so they can cry on someone else shoulder.k

    1. I do in a way feel sorry for Harry, since I would not be one bit surprised if she used her “skills” as an actress to not let him see the real meghan until after they were married…and Harry was too infatuated to know any better or see it for what it really was……..she expected and made demands, which the Queen told her, she could NOT fulfill, so she strted throwing tantrums. somebody should have sat her down and told her “time to grow up”, but unfortunately that did NOT happen……
      NOBODY in the royal family should have to put up with this…….

  6. Meghan and her media supporters need to stop playing the ‘race card’ when it comes to the Royal family. “Race” is not important, the significance of the Throne known Biblically as, “The Throne of David”, and the Queen’s Coronation Oath IS! The House of Windsor does not own the Throne of England, they are only the titular heads of a Throne that belongs to Jesus at His soon Second Coming. Also, it does not belong to any of the ethnic cultures that have taken over and now reside in Britain. Meghan has proven herself absolutely clueless when it comes to the history of the monarchies over the centuries. If she thinks by marrying Harry she is going to ‘modernize’ it she is in for a big surprise. Piers Morgan has been sent documentation covering this history. It is time for him. and other intelligent journalists. to start to tell the truth about the Throne in England. Pray that he does so without further persecution of his character.

  7. .SHE IS UGLY TO HER FATHER. SHE IA AN ARROGANT MILLIONAIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!IF MEGAN IS AS SMART AS SHE THINKS SHE IS& EVEN READ HISTORICAL BOOKS OR ROMANTIC NOVELS . SHE WOULD KNOW HOW STRINGENT ARE THE RULES ARE FOR THE BRITISH ROYALS! ITIS ONLY RECENTLY THAT WILLIAM & KATE WERE MARRIED FOR LOVE. LOOK AT CHARLES &KATES MARRIAGE. CHANCES ARE THEIR LITTLE GIRL MAY BE BLACK.GOOD FOR PIERS’

  8. THEIR FIRST CHILD WAS NOT BLACK OR EVEN SHOWING A TENDENCY TO BE BLACK. It seems to be the mantra these days, you don’t like me cause I am black, and you owe me for what my ggggrandparents did 3 hundred years ago. Her husband went thru a lot with the royals because of his looks and they did a dna test I understand and nothing else was said, he is the Queen’s grandson and you do not stop loving a child you have had around his entire life because he is different from other royals as there is definitely nothing wrong with being a red head, I am and neither of my parents were red headed, so things happen as God so dictates and the DNA adds up.

  9. ” U.K.’s Office of Communications has launched an investigation into Morgan over his reportedly inflammatory remarks.” Freedom of speech UK style…….you can say anything you wish, as long as we don’t object!!

  10. Is this a side show Bob event? Who cares what some failed actress has to say. What is the big deal with anything the English royal family says or does. They are nothing more than a drain on the British treasury and produce nothing but scandals. Kind of like our current pretender administration.

    1. So True! Really,who cares! The Royals have nothing to do with what’s happening in this country.It’s all for entertainment.

  11. Everyone has a right to their opinion! He’s just stating his! What’s wrong with that? I sure don’t want that right taken away. Personally it lowered my opinion of her for going public with how she feels. Especially the damage to the queen and the monarch.

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