'Move on!': Piers Morgan roasted over latest Meghan 'attack'

Gillian Wolski
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·5-min read

Piers Morgan has attempted to launch a new 'attack' on actor-turned-royal Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry but it seems that a fair section of the general public just want the 55-year-old to 'move on'.

Over the weekend, the former Good Morning Britain host tweeted a snippet from a UK news and current affairs magazine, Private Eye that listed the supposed "logical fallacies" from the Sussexes' explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier in March.

A composite image of Piers Morgan (left) and Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Piers Morgan has been roasted over his latest 'attack' on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Photo: ITV/Good Morning Britain, Getty Images.

Piers called out for new insults

The 'Royal Interview Quiz' asked readers to "spot the logical fallacy in Harry and Meghan's reasoning" as summarised in 10 dot points questioning the couple's decision to step back as senior royals, Meghan's mental health revelation, and Harry's 'loyalty' to his grandmother the Queen.

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Number one reads, for example, "I don't read the tabloids, but there are so unpleasant I had to leave the country," while number nine states, "I'm broke, apart from the millions my mother left me."

Piers, who left his plum hosting role on GMA following an on-air spat over Meghan, congratulated the paper on the 'Palace Puzzler,' captioning his tweet, "Nice work @PrivateEyeNews" along with three laughing emojis.

Screenshot of UK paper Private Eye's 'quiz' that pointed out the supposed
Piers shared a 'quiz' by a UK paper that pointed out the supposed "illogical fallacies" in the Sussexes' Oprah Winfrey interview. Photo: Twitter/piersmorgan.

Twitter to Piers: 'Move on!'

While he certainly found humour in the paper's searing take on the duke and duchess' bombshell Oprah interview, many Twitter users found his ongoing anti-Sussex stance tiresome and urged him to 'let it go'.

"Meghan bashing again - when will this end," wondered one Twitter user.

"U r sick. Move on!!" added another.

"Seriously let it go man !!!!!" said a third.

One user referenced Piers' reported 'obsession' with the Duchess of Sussex in particular and questioned whether it would ever come to an end.

"What’s your end game with this obsession Piers?? When, or will you ever stop?? What would you like Meghan to do?" they asked.

Screenshots of Twitter reacts to Piers Morgan's 'attack' on Meghan Markle. Photo: Twitter.
Photo: Twitter.
Screenshots of Twitter reacts to Piers Morgan's 'attack' on Meghan Markle. Photo: Twitter.
Photo: Twitter.
Screenshots of Twitter reacts to Piers Morgan's 'attack' on Meghan Markle. Photo: Twitter.
Photo: Twitter.
Screenshots of Twitter reacts to Piers Morgan's 'attack' on Meghan Markle. Photo: Twitter.
Photo: Twitter.
Meghan Markle speaking with Oprah Winfrey (off camera) during their CBS interview
Meghan Markle recently took her complaint against Piers Morgan to next level - and he was not happy about it. Photo: CBS.

Meghan takes complaint to Ofcom

Piers' tweet follows Meghan's decision to double down on her earlier complaint to Piers' ex-employer, ITV, by lodging a second, formal complaint with Ofcom, the UK's communications regulator.

Piers lambasted the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the wake of their explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, declaring that he 'didn't believe a word' Meghan said about issues such as her mental health and claims members of the royal family had openly speculated over her son's skin colour.

His 30-minute on-air spray prompted Meghan to contact ITV's CEO to 'raise concerns' about Piers' derisive comments on mental health and suicide and the effect they might have on others experiencing similar issues.

Later, the former actor added her complaint to an estimated 41,000 made by members of the public to Ofcom following Piers' fiery rant that resulted in his storm off and, later, resignation.

Screenshot of a tweet by Piers Morgan slamming Meghan Markle's decision to complain to Ofcom
Piers slammed the duchess' decision to complain to Ofcom. Photo: Twitter/piersmorgan.

Going by his scathing response to the news, as shared on Twitter by Guardian reporter Archie Bland, Piers has yet to simmer down.

"Meanwhile, am told the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have now followed their complaint to ITV over Good Morning Britain with a complaint to Ofcom," Archie tweeted.

To which Piers replied:

"Where do I get to complain about all the shameful lies/smears in their interview & the terrible damage they've done to the Queen's mental health as her 99-yr-old husband spends his fourth week in hospital?"

Piers is, of course, referring to Prince Philip who been in hospital since February 18 after being admitted for an infection. He was later transferred to another hospital where he underwent surgery for a pre-existing heart condition.

Piers and GMA 'under investigation'

Ofcom has revealed that they'd received over 41k complaints from viewers about GMA following Piers' on-air clash with weatherman Alex Beresford and were launching an investigation.

"We have launched an investigation into Monday’s episode of Good Morning Britain under our harm and offence rules," read an official tweet.

"As of 14:00 on Tuesday 9 March, we have received 41,015 complaints about the programme."

Screenshot of a tweet by Ofcom confirming they had 'launched an investigation' into the GMA episode where Piers Morgan said he 'didn't believe a word' Meghan Markle said about her mental health and other topics
Ofcom confirmed they had 'launched an investigation' into the GMA episode where Piers said he 'didn't believe a word' Meghan said about her mental health and other topics. Photo: Twitter/ofcom.

An Ofcom spokesperson later confirmed that they had received a "standards complaint made on behalf of the Duchess of Sussex."

Meghan's initial complaint to ITV was confirmed by the broadcaster's royal editor Chris Ship on Twitter on Wednesday:

"So ... the Duchess of Sussex formally filed a complaint to [ITV] on Monday.

"It’s thought to have been sent to the broadcaster’s CEO. Meghan raised concerns about how [Piers]’s words affect the issue of mental health and what it might do to others contemplating suicide."

Mental health support for yourself or a loved one can be found by calling Lifeline on 13 11 14, Mensline on 1300 789 978, or Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800. Online support is available via Beyond Blue.

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