Former Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan has once again hit out at his longtime adversaries, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after reports emerged that Queen Elizabeth II was allegedly unhappy with the pair, who claimed to have obtained the Queen’s approval for naming their daughter Lilibet.
The trouble seemingly began in 2021, when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed their daughter’s name, Lilibet, asserting they sought the Queen’s permission and wouldn’t have proceeded if she objected.
The name, a cherished childhood nickname of the Queen and endearingly used by Prince Philip, has now sparked controversy after the release of Robert Hardman’s latest book, Charles III: New King, New Court revealed that a royal aide disclosed the late Queen’s strong disapproval of the move.
Over two years ago, Palace insiders stated that the Queen was “never consulted” on Lilibet’s name before the birth of the Sussexes’ first daughter in June 2021.
Never one to shy away from taking a public swing at the Sussexes, Morgan took to Twitter to express his anger over their alleged “disgusting” behaviour.
Wow… so they lied about having her support. Imagine doing that to the Queen as she neared the end of her life?
Just disgusting. https://t.co/aYJT66kxVi
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 14, 2024
While Morgan’s tweets have proven to be divisive in the past, particularly those about Harry and Meghan, his latest post garnered mostly support from the public who have also seemingly grown tired of the pair’s controversial behaviour.
Of course they lied. Why they retracted their threat to sue the BBC. They knew they didn’t have a leg to stand on.
— Sabirah Lohn 💕🦕🦖 (@SabirahLohn) January 14, 2024
It’s truly disappointing to see them deceive her, especially during such a crucial time. The lack of support is disheartening.
— Micheal D (@micheal_ws18) January 14, 2024
They have no shame. Just despicable people.
— 🐾deborah🐾 (@dkcwillis) January 14, 2024
Imagine doing that to your own grandmother. 😳
— The Office Of HRH Riley Dog 🦖 (@Rileydo73362981) January 14, 2024
no surprise. Me-gain doesn’t surprise me, but Harry – he should be ashamed how he treated his grandparents at the end of their lives.
— Princess SMHN (@suzzyq42856) January 14, 2024
Given his ongoing feud with the pair, it’s not surprising that Morgan swiftly jumped on the latest claims about Harry and Meghan.
Most recently he took aim at Harry after he claimed that he didn’t get enough support from his family after dealing with his mother’s death and his time in Afghanistan
Harry made the comments about his mental health in his latest Netflix documentary Heart of Invictus, which explores the lives of injured military veterans who take part in the Paralympic-style Invictus Games
“I can only speak from my personal experience – My tour of Afghanistan in 2011 flying Apaches,” he said.
“Somewhere after that there was an unravelling and the trigger to me was returning from Afghanistan.
“But the stuff that was coming up was from 1997 – from the age of 12.
“Losing my mum at such a young age, the trauma that I had, I was never really aware of.”
The Duke of Sussex then took what many feel was a thinly veiled shot at the Royal Family when he claimed that his “biggest struggle” was having no support from those around him.
“I didn’t have that support structure that network or that expert advice to identify what was actually going on with me,” he said.
In characteristic style, Morgan fired back at Harry’s claims in a post to Twitter in which he accused the controversial royal of “lying” and “playing the victim”.