Piers Morgan defended his criticism of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Oprah Winfrey interview, saying he found their ‘smearing’ of the Royal Family and Queen ‘disgusting’, pointing out that the only member of the family who has been forced to resign themselves. to apologize for racism was Prince Harry.
Morgan, the Editor-at-Large of DailyMail.com, left his British breakfast show, Good Morning Britain, on March 9 amid controversy over the bombshell royal interview.
He said he didn’t believe Markle’s version of events, saying her insinuation that the establishment was racist was “disgusting.”
On Monday, in his first television interview since leaving the show, Morgan told Tucker Carlson that he was behind his conviction of the couple, and Markle in particular.
Piers Morgan appeared on Tucker Carlson Today Monday to discuss the Oprah interview
Morgan redoubled his criticism of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Winfrey
He said he did not believe the royal family was racist, noting that it was “ ironic ” that Prince Harry is the only one to apologize for racist language.
In 2006, while in the British Army, the prince made a video diary describing an Asian member of his platoon as “our little Paki friend.”
Morgan said, “I’ve met the royals many times and I don’t believe they are racist.
In fact, the only member of the royal family who has had to publicly apologize for being racist is Prince Harry, who had to apologize a few years ago after using a very offensive racist term about a Pakistani soldier he worked with .
And he also used other racist remarks in that story published by a British tabloid.
“Which may explain his hatred of the British tabloids.”
The prince made the comments in images taken during his training as an officer at Sandhurst Military Academy in 2006.
A year earlier, he had to publicly apologize for wearing a Nazi swastika at a theme party.
When the 2006 footage came out, in 2009, St James’s Palace publicly apologized, saying, “ Prince Harry fully understands how offensive this term can be, and deeply regrets any insult his words might cause.
But on this occasion, three years ago, Prince Harry used the term without any malice and as a nickname for a very popular member of his platoon. There is no doubt that Prince Harry was trying in any way to insult his friend. ‘
The couple spoke to Winfrey for an interview that aired in the US on March 7
Morgan concluded, “But he’s the only one. Isn’t that ironic? That wasn’t mentioned by Oprah Winfrey – and it should have been. ‘
Morgan also argued with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Monday, making allegations of racism, without naming the specific individuals involved.
They claimed a senior in the family had asked how dark their son Archie’s skin would be.
Morgan said he wanted to learn more about the context – whether the comments were harmless and harmless, or with malicious overtones.
He also noted that both he and his friend Sharon Osbourne, who defended Morgan for voicing his opinion, had been forced from their jobs.
Osbourne left the daytime chat show The Talk on March 26, after a heated argument on March 10 when she defended his right to speak his mind.
If you’re going to accuse people of racism – and I have a real interest in this debate because I’ve been accused of racism simply because I didn’t believe Meghan Markle, who we now know wasn’t telling the truth during that interview.
“And I am very angry about that, and I am very sad about that,” he said.
Morgan said he was ‘very angry’ because he was labeled racist for not believing Meghan’s story
And I’ve seen friends of mine, like Sharon Osborne, get kicked out of their jobs for defending me, apparently defending a racist.
“ I actually saw Don Lemon at CNN, the man who sits in my old office who I thought was a friend, actually say on his show that I committed an act of racism by not believing someone. Is that an act of racism?
So you have the queen, and frankly every member of the royal family is still smeared with the idea that they may have expressed concern about Archie’s skin color. Well, have they? And if so, who was it?
“As a British taxpayer, who contributes to the royal family, I would really like to know if there is a real racist in the palace.”
Morgan also questioned Winfrey’s behavior during the interview, asking why she didn’t push for more answers or clarification.
“My problem with this whole interview is that these incredibly damaging allegations were thrown out, and none of them were properly challenged,” he said.
None of them were challenged based on actual reality. None of them were asked: who is this person? ‘