Meghan Markle to fight very hard against Ofcom says royal expert
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A royal expert has alleged Meghan Markle will try “every which way” to refute Ofcom’s latest ruling, which has cleared ITV over comments made by Piers Morgan regarding the Duchess. Meghan Markle made a personal complaint to the broadcasting regulator after the Good Morning Britain host said he didn’t believe her during her interview with Oprah Winfrey in March. Royal biographer Angela Levin claimed the Duchess’s desire to win is “scary” and claimed she will “fight very hard” to overrule the decision.
Speaking to GB News host Nigel Farage, royal expert Angela Levin said: “It’ll be a step back but I’m quite sure she will try every which way of coming back and complaining and not taking that.
“We heard the other day that there was some rumour that it was breaking her freedom of speech and all that as well, so I think that she will fight very hard.
“We’ve seen the battle she’s had over her father, she will not talk to him under any circumstances, even when he has tried publicly and privately to apologise.
“She needs to win, she really needs to win and that’s what is quite scary.”
Ofcom launched an investigation into the comments made by Piers Morgan on March 8 and 9, the mornings before and after the Oprah Winfrey interview with Prince Harry and Meghan was broadcasted.
During the couple’s two-hour tell-all interview with the US chat show host, Meghan spoke openly of her mental health, revealing that she “didn’t want to be alive anymore” while she was pregnant with the couple’s first child.
She also claimed to have received no mental health support from Buckingham Palace and said that a senior member of the Royal Family had made a racist remark about the skin colour of their unborn son.
Once joined by Prince Harry, the couple spoke about their rift with Prince Charles and their joint difficulties with the Establishment.
The controversial breakfast show host has been a long-term critic of the Duchess, frequently referring to her as the “Pinocchio Princess”.
Following the Oprah interview, Piers Morgan said “he did not “believe a word she said” and that he “wouldn’t believe it if she read me a weather report”.
He also briefly walked off the set of Good Morning Britain after clashing with weather presenter Alex Beresford over the allegations made about racism.
His comment drew a record of 57,793 complaints – the highest in Ofcom’s 18-year history – and a personal complaint from the Duchess of Sussex herself.
Shortly afterwards, Piers Morgan announced he would be leaving his job at ITV, after refusing to apologise and defended his “right to be allowed to have an opinion”.
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In their recent ruling, Ofcom said: “Consistent with freedom of expression, Mr Morgan was entitled to say he disbelieved the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s allegations and to hold and express strong views that rigorously challenged their account.
“The restriction of such views would, in our view, be an unwarranted and chilling restriction on freedom of expression both of the broadcaster and the audience.”
However, the regulator did say it had concerns over his comments about suicide and mental health.
Piers Morgan said he was “delighted” at the news and in a column for the Mail, said the decision “came down to an unequivocal and emphatic endorsement of my right to an opinion”.
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