Sunrise host Matt Shirvington brutally attacks Prince Harry and Meghan
Sunrise host Matt “Shirvo” Shirvington continues to express concern that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s appearance at the Invictus Games is overshadowing the athletes’ achievements.
His comments come months after South Park took aim at the couple, portraying them as a couple who loudly begged for intimacy while drawing attention to themselves.
Shirvington commented on the couple again on Thursday, after Australian athlete Laura Reynell spoke about her experience hugging Meghan at the games.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were all smiles for the cameras as they attended the Invictus Games in Germany on Wednesday.
“Here you guys are, a glowing report on Meghan,” finished presenter Sally Bowrey.
Co-host Nat Barr added: “We know she loves cuddles. She talked about cuddling before, remember?
Shrivington then addressed reports that Princess of Wales Kate Middleton did not respond warmly to her future sister-in-law’s “hug” when she first met Markle.
“She walked up to Kate and Wills and started hugging everyone and they were like ‘woah, are you okay?’ ” he said.
‘I’m a cuddler. I bet the Australians would have accepted them too and said “yeah, come on, come with us”.
Bowrey defended the former royal’s efforts to defend the Games before Shrivington questioned whether it was an attention-seeker from both.
“I think it’s not bad publicity for them too,” he joked.
This brutal remark stunned his colleagues before they burst out laughing.
“Come on Shirvo,” Barr warned.
Shirvington responded, “The leaked photos,” while gesturing with air quotes, indicating he was not convinced.
He then quickly changed the subject and turned to sports.
Sunrise host Matt Shirvington (pictured) made no bones about his sarcastic remark about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s publicity stunts.
The former royals sat among Australian athletes in the crowd at a wheelchair basketball match.
Three days earlier on Monday, Shirvo expressed his irritation with Harry and Meghan and their involvement in the Invictus Games.
He wondered whether the high publicity surrounding the couple might overshadow the athletes who have put in years of training to reach this stage.
“When you have this publicity, it’s all about them, so the Invictus Games and all these competitors are losers, right?” he said.