PIERS Morgan has slammed “hypocrite” Meghan Markle for her kids’ book on the bond between a father and son – as he says she “ruined the ties between Charles and Harry”.
The TV firebrand – a long-time critic of the royal couple – hit out after it was revealed yesterday the Duchess of Sussex is writing her first book, The Bench.
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Piers Morgan has hit out at Meghan Markle after she announced she’s writing a children’s book[/caption]
The Duchess revealed yesterday she’s penned a book about the bond between a father and son[/caption]
The tale was inspired by a poem she wrote from Archie for Harry’s first Father’s Day.
Now Piers, who stepped down from his role at Good Morning Britain after refusing to apologise to Meghan for comments made about her after the Oprah interview, said he “laughed out loud” after learning of the book.
And in his column for the Daily Mail, he said the news is
It comes as:
- Harry ‘made no progress’ with William and Charles over Meghan’s race row claims after Philip’s funeral, it’s claimed
- The Duke got a standing ovation at a Covid concert without Meghan as US fans say ‘he belongs to us now’
- Prince Philip died of ‘old age’, his death certificate reveals
- The monarchy ‘may not outlast Prince William’ as the Royal Family enters its ‘last big era’, says author Hilary Mantel
- Wills was so desperate to meet Kate that he ‘literally fell’, it’s reported
“The whole notion of Meghan Markle dishing out advice to anyone about the relationship between fathers and children is absolutely ridiculous given the appalling relationships she and her husband have with their own fathers,” he said.
“This new book about father-children relationships is just another example of Meghan Markle’s never-ending penchant for preaching what she never practices.
“If she really cared about father-child relationships, she’d take a chauffeur-driven limousine on the hour-long trip to see her own father who’s never even met either Harry or Archie.
“And if she really cared about father-child relationships, she would never have trashed Harry’s family on global TV in the horrible way that she did, causing yet more damage, possibly irreparably, to Harry’s relationship with his father.”
And he labelled Meghan a “cynical disingenuous manipulator”, claiming she’s “intent on wrecking the Royal Family’s image around the world with her shameless, shameful, money-grabbing victim-playing antics”.
The fall-out from Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah continues almost two months on, with the Queen said to be “disappointed” by the chat.
During the interview, Harry accused his family of “cutting him off” when he stepped back as a senior royal – forcing him to sign deals with Netflix and Spotify to pay for security.
The Bench was inspired by a poem Meghan wrote on Archie’s behalf for Harry’s first Father’s Day[/caption]
The most damaging allegation made was that a senior royal had made a racist comment about the colour of Archie’s skin before his birth.
It forced William into the unprecedented position of telling the media the royals are “very much not a racist family”.
The Queen issued a statement saying she was “saddened” – but that “recollections may vary”.
And Piers has previously accused Meghan of 17 “lies” he alleges she told during the interview – calling her the “Delusional Duchess” and “Princess Pinocchio”.
Meanwhile, seeming rifts between the royals could deepen as it was revealed the authors of Meghan and Harry’s biography Finding Freedom will be reissued with new chapters.
An updated version of the book by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand is set to be released this summer.
The Sunday Times reports new content will include discussions on the couple’s bombshell interview with Oprah and the death of Prince Philip.
Allegations that Meghan, 39, bullied staff will also be in the book. The Duchess fiercely denies the claims.
The fall-out from Meghan and Harry’s Oprah interview continues almost two months on[/caption]
During the chat, Harry said Charles had stopped answering his calls, while his relationship with brother William was ‘space’[/caption]
Duncan Larcombe, author of Prince Harry: The Inside Story, warned any new scandal could break all trust between the couple and the Queen.
And he said there will be little chance divisions in the family can be healed if the book is negative about the royals, or if in-depth details of any personal conversations between Harry and his family are included.
Millions of people around the world will have been hoping that Harry could begin to repair his relationships with his father and brother in particular when he flew back to the UK for his grandfather’s funeral.
He, William and Kate were seen chatting after the service after Charles sent the cars away to give them space to talk.
However, it’s since been reported that Charles and William decided they needed to speak to Harry together in case the discussion was “misconstrued”.
And Harry and Meghan were branded “hypocrites” after details of private correspondence to William and Kate on their tenth wedding anniversary was allegedly leaked to the press.
One senior courtier told The Sunday Times: “The Oprah interview detonated a bomb under the Royal Family and most of them are still reeling in shock.
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“The book will not help.”
Another senior royal source added: “After Oprah, what else is there to say?”
Mr Larcombe last week claimed Harry had used the Oprah interview to air his “hurt and anger” over how Meghan was treated – but is now “regretful and embarrassed”.