Piers Morgan says that he still doesn’t believe Meghan Markle following him leaving Good Morning Britain after his controversial comments
Piers Morgan has said that he still doesn’t believe the Duchess of Sussex following him leaving Good Morning Britain after controversial comments that he made after Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
His comments sparked 41,000 complaints and an Ofcom investigation.
Speaking to Sky News from his London home this morning, Morgan said: “I don’t believe anything that comes out of Markle’s mouth…I didn’t go too far, I believe in the right to have an opinion.”
Addressing the Duchess of Sussex he added, “stop trashing the royal family and focus on your own”.
This comes after Meghan and Harry’s tell-all interview with the American talk-show host Oprah Winfrey has aired in the US, with the Duchess of Sussex claiming that “concerns” were raised about the colour of baby Archie’s skin before he was born, with her saying that she had suicidal thoughts during her time as part of the Royal Family.
In the couple’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan said that she felt like she “didn’t want to be alive anymore”.
But on Monday’s episode of Good Morning Britain, Piers Morgan said he “didn’t believe a word” of it.
His comments amassed 41,000 complaints, which has lead to an Ofcom investigation, and last night ITV, which shows GMB announced that the presenter would be leaving the show.
According to the Telegraph, Meghan Markle has submitted her own formal complaint to ITV following Mr Morgan’s comments.
The paper has said that a spokesman for the broadcaster has “refused to deny” the reports. ITV said that it would not be commenting further.
Buckingham Palace has promised that it would “address” the “concerning” issues that had been brought up by the couple during their televised sit down interview, in particular the claims that another member of the royal family had raised “concerns” with Harry about the colour of Archie’s skin before he had been born.
Morgan’s departure came after he had stormed off of the set of the show earlier in the day following a heated discussion that took place with his colleague, Alex Beresford, who had criticised him for “continuing to trash” the Duchess of Sussex.
Earlier on Wednesday Piers Morgan tweeted: “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.
“If you did, OK. Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on. Thanks for all the love, and hate. I’m off to spend more time with my opinions.”
This comes after Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, is “saddened” by claims that she faced a bullying complaint from a close adviser during her time at Kensington Palace, her spokesperson has now said.
On Wednesday’s Good Morning Britain, Susanna Reid addressed the departure of her former co-host saying: “It is certainly going to be very different but shows go and so on we go.”
At the top of the show, she began by saying: “Now, Piers and I have disagreed on many things and that dynamic was one of the things viewers loved about the programme.
“He is without doubt an outspoken, challenging, opinionated, disruptive broadcaster.
“He has many critics and he has many fans. You will know that I disagreed with him about Meghan’s interview. He himself clarified his comments about her mental health on the show yesterday.”