‘Sounds like nonsense!’ Piers Morgan’s royal family gratitude claim dismissed by expert

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Mr Morgan’s remarks “sound like nonsense” to leading royal expert Robert Jobson. The royal commentator replied to author Omid Scobie, who was updating his followers on the palace’s lack of reaction to this bombshell claim.

Mr Scobie wrote: “No comment from Buckingham Palace (yet) but this is quite the claim coming from Piers Morgan, who told @extratv that messages communicated ‘on behalf on several members of the Royal Family’ have thanked him for standing up against the Sussexes.”

Mr Jobson replied to the author of the biography Finding Freedom saying: “Sounds like nonsense to me.

“Can’t imagine members of the Royal Family have Piers Morgan on speed-dial.

“Is the comment supposed to be tongue in cheek? I would say so.” 

When contacted by Express.co.uk, Buckingham Palace did not comment on Mr Morgan’s claim.

The former ITV host spoke with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson in his first interview focused on his comments about Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey since leaving Good Morning Britain.

He said: “I’ve had some messages communicated to me on behalf of several members of the Royal Family.

“I’m not going to go into who it was but [it was] gratitude that somebody was standing up.” 

Mr Morgan left ITV’s Good Morning Britain in early March.

On the ITV breakfast show broadcasted hours after Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah aired in the US, the host questioned Meghan’s confession she was suicidal while pregnant with Archie and her claim she was refused help by the palace.

Mr Morgan, discussing the Duchess of Sussex’s revelation, said: “What did they say to you? I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she said, Meghan Markle.

“I wouldn’t believe it if she read me a weather report.” 

Mr Morgan doubled down on his remarks on the following day, when he said: “When we talked about this yesterday, I said as an all-encompassing thing I don’t believe what Meghan Markle is saying generally in this interview, and I still have serious concerns about the veracity of a lot of what she said.

“But let me just state on the record my position about mental illness and on suicide.

“These are clearly extremely serious things that should be taken extremely seriously, and if someone is feeling that way they should get the treatment and help they need every time.”

By the evening of March 9, Ofcom had received more than 41,000 complaints about Mr Morgan’s behaviour. 

The Duchess of Sussex also lodged a complaint.

On the same evening, ITV released a statement saying: “Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain.

“ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add.”

According to an ITV source, the host was asked to apologise on air for his remarks but refused and quit. 

Piers Morgan says he was 'under attack' from Meghan Markle

Despite the huge number of complaints resulted from his remarks on ITV, Mr Morgan told Mr Carlson Britons are overwhelmingly supporting him.

He said: “The British people have seen through this.

“Old, young, black, white, it didn’t matter.

“They’ve been coming up to me in their droves all day every day.”    

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