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1. “Full of self-pitying cr*p.” UK TV host’s blistering attack on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
British TV host Piers Morgan has criticised Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the wake of their documentary that focuses on their trip to South Africa in September.
In the documentary, the Duchess of Sussex described the past year as a member of the royal family as “hard” and admitted she was not prepared for the intensity of tabloid interest.
“I don’t think anybody could understand that, but in all fairness I had no idea, which probably sounds difficult to understand.”
Piers Morgan, host of Good Morning Britain, posted a number of tweets that showed no sympathy for the royals.
“Imagine being two staggeringly privileged royal multi-millionaires going to Africa to make a documentary that supposedly ‘shines a light’ on poverty, violence against women/girls & racial inequality – then in fact making it all about their own terrible struggle?” the controversial television host wrote.
Imagine being two staggeringly privileged royal multi-millionaires going to Africa to make a documentary that supposedly ‘shines a light’ on poverty, violence against women/girls & racial inequality – then in fact making it all about their own terrible struggle? I mean, FFS. pic.twitter.com/YCm9qAgzAd
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 21, 2019
He continued: “I just think they’re full of self-pitying crap & need to get a grip of themselves before they do real damage to the Royal Family.”
The couple have faced mounting criticism after reportedly taking four private jet journeys in 11 days this summer, rather than opting for commercial flights, despite speaking out on environmental issues.
During the tour, journalist Tom Brady asked Meghan if she could continue to cope with the pressure and what would happen if she could not.
She replied: “In all honesty I have said for a long time to H – that is what I call him – it’s not enough to just survive something, that’s not the point of life. You have got to thrive. You have got to feel happy, and I think I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip.