In a 7000-word op-ed for the British tabloid Mail on Sunday, which recently lost a lawsuit against the duchess, the previous CNN host recounted the times following Meghan and Prince Harry‘s explosive Oprah interview, during which Morgan quit his TV job.
Morgan accused Meghan of being “disingenuous” and a “social-climbing” actress, as he dismissed what he referred to as the “sensational implication” that her son Archie was barred from being a Prince due to his pores and skin coloration.
He additionally claimed that Meghan has not obtained any extra criticism from the British press than different members of the Royal Family, together with Prince Harry mom, Princess Diana.
Morgan additionally revealed that he and his household obtained demise threats after he was extensively condemned for his feedback concerning the interview on March 7.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex just dropped a nuclear-sized scandal bomb into the very heart of the Royal Family,” Morgan wrote.
“Their shocking claims of racism at the Palace concerning their son Archie, and an alleged refusal by Royal staff to let Meghan receive treatment for suicidal thoughts in case it hurt the Royal brand, are so incendiary that they could inflict irreparable damage on the Monarchy.
“But have been they true? The longer the interview went on, the much less I believed.”
Morgan described as “full nonsense” any suggestion that Prince Harry and Meghan’s first child Archie could have been denied a title because of his race.
Meghan had told Oprah that a member of the Royal Family had expressed “issues” about his potential skin tone. “All round this similar time, we have now in tandem the dialog of he will not be given safety, he isn’t going to be given a title and likewise issues and conversations as how darkish his pores and skin is likely to be when he is born,” Markle said.
Morgan pointed out that Archie would not automatically become a Prince because the great grandchildren of the Monarch are not bestowed with Royal titles unless they are in the direct line to the throne, such as Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s kids.
“For all their guff in the interview about supporting the Queen, it’s the Monarch who decides such titles so they were effectively accusing Harry’s grandmother and Britain’s Head of State of being racist,” Morgan wrote.
“So, the most serious assertion, one that has already sent racially charged America into a tailspin of outrage, was a falsehood presumably designed to cause maximum harm to the Royals.
“This was a disgraceful betrayal, as was Meghan’s assault on the Duchess of Cambridge for making her cry (Kate’s by no means stated a unhealthy phrase about her sister-in-law in public), Harry’s bleating about his father supposedly chopping off his cash provide and safety, and their sustained bitter assault on the Royal establishment whose titles they greedily exploit for enormous industrial acquire.”
Morgan added that he “anticipated such disingenuous, self-serving wrecking-ball stuff from a social-climbing Hollywood actress like Ms Markle,” but not from Harry.
Morgan once again questioned Meghan’s claims that she was told she could not receive any medical attention when she asked the Palace for help.
In the Oprah interview, the duchess revealed she had considered self-harm and suicide while pregnant with Archie because of the intense scrutiny in the tabloid press.
“We’re speculated to imagine Meghan Markle informed Palace aides she was suicidal and desperately wanted assist, however was knowledgeable she could not have any as a result of it is likely to be unhealthy for the Royal model?
“And if she was suicidal, then why didn’t Harry get her the urgent help she needed?”
Morgan left his job at Good Morning Britain after he walked off the set on-air whereas being confronted for his remarks about Meghan’s claims of suicide, by which he informed viewers “I don’t believe a word she said.”
The feedback attracted greater than 41,000 complaints, with broadcaster ITV reported to have demanded Morgan apologize on air, which he refused.
In the remark piece, Morgan stated he defined to executives at ITV that his essential issues have been a “disbelief” that a senior member of the Royal family informed Meghan informed she couldn’t have any assist as a result of “it would be a bad look for the family.”
Morgan additionally instructed that Meghan has not obtained as a lot destructive press as different members of the Royal Family and that she just isn’t a “brave victim” who’s lastly discovering her “silenced” voice.
“Meghan’s had no worse media treatment than other Royal brides such as Diana, Fergie, Kate, Camilla or even that other Monarchy-rattling American divorcee, Wallis Simpson,” he stated,
“But she’s the first to claim negative press has been motivated by racism, and it’s a very dangerous charge to make with so little to back it up.”
Morgan described how he and his household obtained demise threats through the intense criticism he attracted within the days after the interview aired.
“My three sons told me they too are all being targeted, and sent me screenshots of venomous abuse and threats of violence towards them, which made my stomach churn, especially as police are already investigating a death threat made to me and my eldest boy Spencer last month.”
Quitting TV position
Morgan additionally mentioned his walkout from Good Morning Britain after he was criticized on air for his persevering with assaults on Meghan by his colleague Alex Beresford, with the climate presenter since taking on his position as presenter on the present.
“I don’t mind outside guests trying to make a name for themselves by whacking me like this, but I wasn’t going to sit there and take it from one of my own team, especially someone who I’ve gone out of my way to help whenever he’s asked me for advice about his career,” Morgan stated.
“I knew it wasn’t a good look, the great snowflake-basher running away from confrontation. And on reflection, I shouldn’t have done it.”
Morgan additionally stated that talked with Beresford later informed him that he would not really feel that he’s racist, which Morgan stated “was like saying: ‘I don’t think you beat your wife.'”
Support from Donald Trump
Morgan claimed within the piece that Trump’s former adviser, Jason Miller, revealed that the previous president defended him, claiming Trump stated: “If you say anything negative about Meghan Markle you get cancelled” and that Trump is on “team Piers.”
“I’m not sure how helpful this late addition to my defense squad is,” Morgan added
Morgan defended his buddy Sharon Osbourne, who left The Talk after she clashed with fellow presenter Sheryl Underwood over Morgan’s feedback concerning the interview.
During a March 10 broadcast, Osbourne requested Underwood, who’s Black, to offer her particular examples of what Morgan stated about Meghan that was racist.
Underwood stated there have been no “exact words of racism” however that “the implication and the reaction to it” about Morgan’s continued attacks on Meghan have been the difficulty. CBS confirmed on Saturday that Osbourne has now left the present.
“Disgracefully, Sharon was bullied into making a grovelling public apology the following day for getting angry with Underwood, but of course, this hasn’t placated her woke tormentors from continuing to tear her to pieces,” stated Morgan.
“This new woke tyranny is as illiberal and dangerous as the fascism it professes to despise,” Morgan stated.
Ending his piece, Morgan stated that he doesn’t imagine that he’s a sufferer and that the previous few weeks have even been “one of the most exciting and affirmative periods” of his life.
“But if our rights to free speech are denied, then democracy as we know it will die. It’s time to cancel the cancel culture before it kills our culture.”
The Duke and Duchess’ Archewell Foundation have been contacted for remark.
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