Piers Morgan brands Meghan Markle ‘a gormless, desperate reality TV star’

Piers Morgan branded Meghan Markle an embarrassment. (Getty Images/The Ellen DeGeneres Show)
Piers Morgan branded Meghan Markle an embarrassment. (Getty Images/The Ellen DeGeneres Show)

Piers Morgan has taken another swipe at Meghan Markle, branding her "a gormless, desperate reality TV star" for her recent interview with Ellen DeGeneres.

The US TV appearance saw Markle take part in a prank similar to one used on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, where celebrities are given instructions through an earpiece to carry out embarrassing actions in public.

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In his Daily Mail column, Morgan, who quit his Good Morning Britain role earlier this year over a row about his criticism of Markle's Oprah Winfrey interview, wrote that Markle and DeGeneres were "the world's two most narcissistic, fake and irritating female celebrities".

Branding the skit "soul-suckingly excruciating", he slammed Markle for embarrassing the Royal Family.

He wrote: "This is a senior member of the British Royal Family whose husband Prince Harry is sixth in line to the throne, behaving like a gormless desperate reality TV starlet.

"Royals don't do this kind of thing for a very good reason."

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 10: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend on November 10, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum)
Piers Morgan branded the latest interview an embarrassment. (Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum)

Arguing that royals needed to keep a level of "mystique", he claimed that the stunt which saw Markle ask street vendors for the hottest sauce they had before telling them "Mommy needs some milk" and drinking from a baby bottle was "puerile and embarrassing".

He added: "For a British royal to demean herself in such a way is completely unacceptable. Not just because it made Meghan Markle look ridiculous, but because it made the British Monarchy look ridiculous."

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Morgan again called for the Queen to strip Meghan and Harry of their royal titles and questioned why the Duchess of Sussex would agree to go on The Ellen DeGeneres Show at all.

DeGeneres has been accused of bullying staff on her talk show and has apologised, saying "things happened here that never should have happened".

The interview also included Markle showing off photos of son Archie feeding their chickens and talking about newborn Lilibet's teething problems as she said that she and Harry were very happy.

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