Piers Morgan has immediately launched into a vicious rant against Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on his TalkTV show, branding the couple’s behaviour “obnoxious, self-serving and hypocritical”. The furious critic of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex was reacting after the first three episodes of their hotly-anticipated Netflix documentary premiered in the UK this morning.
Speaking on Piers Morgan – Uncensored, he raged: “Harry and Meghan’s romance, engagement and marriage were all greeted with ecstatic joy by the British media, the public and the Royal Family that they have now all abandoned.
“That’s the truth. Not Harry and Meghan’s truth, but the actual truth. The first three hours of this Netflix series paint a very different and far uglier picture of this country and our Royal Family.”
The show then cuts to a clip from the Netflix series, with Harry saying: “Eight days after the relationship became public, I put out a statement calling out the racist undertones of articles and headlines that were written by the British press.
Meghan then says: “I wasn’t thinking about how race played a part in any of this. I genuinely didn’t think about it.
The Duke of Sussex adds: “There is a huge level of unconscious bias. The thing with unconscious bias is it is nobody’s fault. But once it has been pointed out or identified within yourself, you then need to make it right.
The TalkTV show then returns to Mr Morgan, who responds: “We’re all racists apparently, and this sounds like a different country, but let’s make something clear.
“Britain is one of the most tolerant and multi-cultural countries in the world. We celebrated the glamourous modern-flair of the new young royals.
“The press and public only turned on Harry and Meghan when their behaviour became obnoxious, self-serving and hypocritical.
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“Most tolerant place in Europe, as all the coverage of their engagement/wedding showed.”
Minutes earlier, Mr Morgan had tweeted: “This is worse than Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Something I didn’t think was humanly possible.”
The majority of the first three episodes of the documentary series are dominated by accusations from Harry and Meghan over media intrusion.
Meghan accuses the media of wanting to “destroy” her and claiming “salacious” stories were “planted” by the press.
Harry also speaks about the “harassment his late mother Princess Diana suffered and the fear his wife would also be “driven away by the media”.
In the opening of the first episode, the Duke says: “So like duty and service and I feel as though being part of this family it is my duty to uncover this exploitation and bribery that happens within our media.”
Meghan says: “Unfortunately, in us standing for something, they are destroying us.”