The Good Morning Britain host lambasted the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for treating the day of mourning as a “public relations opportunity” on Twitter. But mentions of Mr Morgan were inundated by fans of the Royal Family who thought he was ‘unfair’ to the couple. Mr Morgan has frequently criticized the Sussex royal family since stepping down from full-time royal duties earlier this year.
After being asked to ‘leave them alone’ by a Twitter user, Mr Morgan added: ‘If they wanted to be’ left alone ‘they wouldn’t do daily PR stunts to get attention. medias.
When another user wondered if he would congratulate Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, if they post similar photos, the GMB host said: “Yes, they are doing their duty. The Sussexes don’t.
Originally, Mr Morgan called the photos of couples commemorating Remembrance Day “just outrageous” and added: “Treating Remembrance Sunday as a public relations opportunity and trying to steal the headlines from the real ones. members of the royal family doing their duty at home. “
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Other users mentioned how Harry served in Afghanistan for 10 years and pointed out that the day could be more personal for him.
One message read: “It’s unfair Piers. He was denied the chance to have a wreath at the cenotaph and did the next best thing.
The post referred to reports from the Sunday Times, which claimed that the Duke’s request to lay a wreath at the cenotaph while he was away was rejected as Harry and Meghan no longer worked for the Royal Family.
Another user said: ‘Sorry, didn’t the Queen also take a photo? You really want to drag those two down and make them something it’s not! ”
It came after Meghan and Harry visited the Los Angeles National Ceremony yesterday to pay respects on Remembrance Day.
The couple laid flowers from their home in Montecito at the graves of two Commonwealth soldiers, one from the Royal Australian Air Force and the other from the Royal Canadian Artillery.
Harry also laid a wreath next to a memorial with the inscription: “In memory of the men who gave their lives to defend their country”.
He also wrote a touching message in which he said, “To all who have served and who serve. Thank you. “
A spokesperson for the Sussexes said personal service was “important” to them.
He added: “It was important for the Duke and Duchess to be able to personally recognize Remembrance in their own way, to pay homage to those who served and those who gave their lives.
“The couple laid flowers that the Duchess picked in their garden in the cemeteries of two Commonwealth soldiers, one who had served in the Royal Australian Air Force and the other in the Royal Canadian Artillery. »
Harry previously said on the Declassified podcast that Remembrance Day is “a time of respect and hope”, and added that it was a “profound act of honor”.
Mr Morgan has called for the Sussexes’ royal titles to be revoked after their resignation in March and criticized them for their role during the coronavirus pandemic.
In an interview with Express.co.uk, he said: “I think the way the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge conducted themselves during the pandemic has been totally at odds with the Sussexes, and to their great credit.
“They know what to do. I thought Harry understood this but he had no interest in the assignment.
“He was completely embarrassed in a way that we saw the last time an American entered the royal family. “