Piers Morgan has been a longtime leader of the bully brigade against Meghan Markle, with the British TV host opening his doors to Markle’s extended family, including her father and half-siblings, giving the Markles a public platform to list the injustices reportedly committed by Meghan. Now Morgan is once again railing against Markle, this time accusing her of complaining about her treatment in the media. It’s you, Piers. You’re who she’s ‘complaining’ about.
Morgan attended the British Academy Britannia Awards on Saturday and spoke to Us Weekly about his thoughts on Markle and her recent comments about the pressure of living under a microscope as the newest member of the royal family. “I think she’s an actress whining too much. I say that with great respect. But the most successful members of the royal family, the queen, the queen’s mother, the most beloved always understood, you never explain, you never complain, you do your duty and everyone loves you,” said Morgan. “The moment you start yapping away moaning about everything, people go, ‘Hang on, you’re living at our expensive palaces, with servants.’ So maybe get a better sense of reality.”
The ‘whining’ that Morgan is accusing Markle of doing is likely in reference to her comments made during the documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, which aired earlier this month. During the doc, Meghan was asked by ITV host Tom Bradby about the pressure of living with the constant media scrutiny as a member of the royal family, and if it was correct to assume she wasn’t okay, to which Meghan replied “Yes.” Wow. The nerve. Going on and on and on and oh wait, she gave a one-syllable answer.
“Not many people have asked if I’m ok … it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.”
— ITV News (@itvnews) October 18, 2019
Someone who did give a longer answer was Markle’s husband Prince Harry, who spoke to Bradby about his concerns over the safety of his wife and son and the fear that history will repeat itself, with the rabid media attention that claimed his mother’s life threatening his family’s safety. “I think being part of this family, in this role, in this job, every single time I see a camera, every single time I hear a click, every single time I see a flash, it takes me straight back. In that respect, it’s the worst reminder of her life instead of the best,” said Harry. “Everything I do reminds me of her.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have launched a landmark lawsuit against the Mail on Sunday over the publication of a personal letter between Meghan and her father, taking the first step in fighting back against the media outlets that have invaded Markle’s privacy. Because complaining without action is whining, but fighting back is not, Piers Morgan.