Controversial TV host Piers Morgan has claimed he’s received messages on behalf of the royal family, thanking him for ‘standing up’ against Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Last month, the ITV Good Morning Britain host made headlines all over the world after he stormed off his own TV set and quit after co-host Alex Beresford condemned the outspoken Meghan critic for 'trashing' the Duchess of Sussex over the years.
Now, in an interview with Extra’s Billy Bush, Piers claims he’s had messages of support from the royal family after speaking out against the Sussexes, following their interview with Oprah Winfrey last month.
"I've had some messages communicated to me on behalf on several members of the royal family," Piers said.
"I'm not going to go into who it was... but gratitude that somebody was standing up."
Piers gave his first interview since quitting Good Morning Britain to FOX Nation yesterday, telling host Tucker Carlson why Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah got him so worked up.
“What I was witnessing was the most extraordinarily disingenuous smear, hit job, on the royal family, on the Queen, on the monarchy, and frankly on Britain, my country,” he said.
“I went on air on Monday morning with full bells on and said quite clearly that I didn’t believe what Meghan Markle was saying. Here we are a month later and frankly, I’ve had plenty of time to think about this – I still don’t believe any of what they were saying.
“Seventeen different claims by the pair of them have now been proven to be either completely untrue, or massively exaggerated, or unprovable. I don’t understand why I should have to believe people who are not telling the truth.”
Piers also revealed details of what led to him quitting his show, saying ITV knew when they hired him that he is a ‘highly opinionated’ person.
“Over five years we trebled the ratings and the last day ironically was the first day we beat the BBC,” he said.
“Instead I was corralled into a position that ‘you’ve got to apologise … or your position is untenable’.”
After going for a long walk around London, Piers said he returned to ITV where he told them: “Apologies don’t get you anywhere, on a fundamental point of principle I’m not going to apologise for not believing Meghan Markle.”
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