Piers Morgan slams Harry and Meghan over ‘virtue-signalling’ Commonwealth message

Piers Morgan slams Harry and Meghan over ‘virtue-signalling’ Commonwealth message

Piers Morgan reacted to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s message on the Commonwealth on Good Morning Britain earlier today. The controversial host blasted the couple for stating the Commonwealth “must acknowledge its past” and argued the pair were “virtue-signalling” and their message had no real “substance”.

Piers and Daily Mail editor Andrew Pierce both blasted the pair for “lecturing the world” after stepping down from royal duties earlier this year. 

Susanna Reid argued Meghan’s video in the wake of George Flyod’s death was powerful and Piers agreed.

But he argued that message was poignant because the Duchess of Sussex spoke from a place of her own experiences while slamming the couple’s latest message. 

“They are powerful young leaders with a voice that they can use,” Susanna argued.

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“We’ve already seen Meghan do a video in the wake of the George Floyd killing and that actually had a huge impact.”

“Some people will say, ‘I don’t blame them for using their voices,’” she added. 

Piers said: “I thought the difference there was when she talked about that, she talked from her own personal experience of the riots over Rodney King when she lived in LA.”

“I thought actually that had some relevance and pertinence,” he remarked. 

“And this sort of irony of saying, ‘It’s time to be uncomfortable,’ well they’re the most comfortable people in the world.”

Later he added: “There’s a serious point to this, these two quit the royal family because they wanted to do their own thing in Hollywood.

“That’s fine, it’s their choice, their life but if they’re going to attack the Commonwealth and the Queen is the head of the Commonwealth…”

“They’re picking a fight with the Queen,” Susanna interjected. 

Published at Tue, 07 Jul 2020 07:36:00 +0000