The Duchess of Sussex has been inspired by Prince Harry and Archie to pen a children’s book about the bond between a father and son as seen through a mother’s eyes. But former Good Morning Britain presenter Mr Morgan said he “laughed out loud” following the announcement by Meghan’s publisher.
The journalist pointed out Meghan and Prince Harry’s rifts with their own fathers.
Mr Morgan cited the former actress’s “gush-laden” statement which said the illustrated book captures “the warmth, joy and comfort of the relationship between fathers and sons”.
Writing in his latest Daily Mail column, Mr Morgan said: “I wonder how much these touching sentiments will resonate with her own family, or her husband’s?
“Lest we forget, Ms Markle has ruthlessly disowned her father Thomas and refuses to have anything to do with him despite the fact they now live just 70 miles from each other.”
The former newspaper editor added that Harry “trashed” Prince Charles in his and Meghan’s Oprah Winfrey interview.
Mr Morgan said: “And unforgivably, he did this as Charles was desperately worried about HIS father, Prince Philip, who was lying seriously ill in hospital and later died.
“How does any of this sit with Meghan’s misty-eyed tribute to ‘the warmth, joy and comfort of the relationship between fathers and sons’?
“Very, very uneasily, I would suggest.”
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The 36-year-old complained his father cut him off financially in the wake of Megxit.
And he made the extraordinary claim that the heir to the throne was “trapped” in the Royal Family.
The ex-actress’s book will go on sale on June 8 and features illustrations by award-winning artist Christian Robinson.
Meghan, who is expecting a daughter in the summer, said: “The Bench started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born.”
“That poem became this story.
“Christian layered in beautiful and ethereal watercolour illustrations that capture the warmth, joy and comfort of the relationship between fathers and sons from all walks of life; this representation was particularly important to me and Christian and I worked closely to depict this special bond through an inclusive lens.
“My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the make-up, as much as it does with mine.”