Meghan complained about Piers Morgan before he quit Good Morning Britain, Sky News learns

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The Duchess of Sussex formally complained to ITV about Piers Morgan before the Good Morning Britain co-host quit, Sky News understands.

Meghan is understood to have made a complaint to the TV network after the breakfast show presenter said he "didn't believe a word" of Meghan's Oprah Winfrey interview.

But Meghan's concern was apparently not about the personal attacks on the validity of her racism allegation made against the Royal Family, or her claims she was not supported by the institution when experiencing suicidal thoughts.

Instead, it is understood the complaint was made out of concern that Morgan's comments may affect how the issue of mental health is reported on generally and may discourage others from coming forward to find help for their problems.

Piers Morgan left the breakfast show after an on-air row with a colleague who criticised him for "continuing to trash" the duchess.

Mind, a leading mental health charity, criticised Morgan's comments, which sparked 41,000 complaints - leading to an Ofcom investigation. And on Tuesday night, ITV announced the presenter was leaving the show.

In a tweet earlier this week, Mind said it was "vital that, when people reach out for support or share their experiences of ill mental health, they are treated with dignity, respect and empathy".

Last night Buckingham Palace broke its silence by issuing a statement in response to Harry and Meghan's bombshell interview.

It said the issues raised especially over race, were "concerning" and would be addressed by the Queen and her family privately.

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The Royal Family said it was taking "very seriously" the couple's shocking allegation a member of the family - not the Queen or Duke of Edinburgh - raised concerns about how dark their son Archie's skin tone might be before he was born.

But the royals appear to be at odds over the version of some events described by the Sussexes as the statement highlighted how "some recollections may vary".