In apparently another blow to Meghan Markle, Piers Morgan said the royal family should ‘avoid Oprah’ as he pays tribute to Prince Philip.
The former Good Morning Britain presenter shared what he believed to be the late Duke of Edinburgh’s ’10 point guide’ to ‘surviving and thriving’ in the royal family, citing various biographers and insiders.
Suggesting that you have to ‘park the ego’, ‘work hard’ and ‘read’ to have the life of a royal, some of the suggestions – which he says echo how Prince Philip, who died on Friday, has assumed duties – were a bit sharper and also included “staying out of Oprah”.
While Piers insisted that he would not name the people who could apply at each point, he added “but they will know who they are…”.
He added in his column for Mail Online this week: “Give TV interviews, by all means,” Philip said. “But don’t talk about yourself.”
“Gyles Brandreth said the Duke thought Meghan and Harry’s decision to give their friend Mrs Winfrey a long audience on US prime-time television was’ madness’ and ‘nothing good about it. would come out.
“He apparently thought the same about every other big royal television confessional – from Diana and Charles speaking out on their broken marriage in the 1990s to Andrew’s BBC Newsnight interview about his friendship with the billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. And he wasn’t wrong, was he?
Piers’ exit from GMB was set in stone after questioning Meghan’s claims in her interview with Oprah alongside Prince Harry. In the televised tell-all, the Duchess of Sussex raised allegations of racism within the Royal Family and revealed she felt suicidal while in the UK and said she was denied help.
His comments received more than 41,000 complaints in the days that followed, and he stormed the set after a heated argument with his colleague Alex Beresford – before submitting his resignation.
Speaking this week on the support he has received from people in the public eye, Piers said he received a text from Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York.
“Not all royal duchesses were as thrilled as Meghan ‘Pinocchio’ Markle to see me leave GMB,” he wrote in his column on Sunday.
“People have said how much they miss your morning joy and humor,” wrote Sarah, Duchess of York, “come back there! “
The former tabloid editor had previously claimed he had received correspondence from members of the royal family for ‘standing up’, telling Extra: ‘Messages have been communicated to me on behalf of several members. of the royal family. “
Asked by host Billy Bush if the support was coming from “high-level people,” Piers replied, “I’m not going to go into who it was. But what I would say is gratitude that someone stood up.
As the host of Life Stories left GMB, the ITV show he hosted alongside Susanna Reid, last month, a statement from the broadcaster read: “As a result of discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided that ‘it was now time to leave Good Morning Britain. ITV accepted this decision and has nothing more to add.
According to The Guardian and The Telegraph, his departure came after a formal complaint was filed with ITV on behalf of the Duchess after the show, while The Telegraph said an ITV spokesperson ” had refused to deny ”the information.
The PA news agency understands that Meghan’s concern was not about personal attacks on the validity of her racism claim against the Royal Family, nor her claims that she was not supported by the institution when she had. thoughts of suicide.
The complaint is supposed to focus on how Morgan’s comments can affect the issue of mental health in general and those who are trying to cope with their own issues.
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