The interview of 39-year-old Meghan Markle and 36-year-old Prince Harry, which they gave to Oprah Winfrey, seems to remain the number one topic for a long time, at least in the British press. Every day, interest in him only grows and is clearly not going to fade away.
After interviews with the Dukes of Sussex, both fans and haters increased. Some believed the words of the spouses, while others, on the contrary, doubted their sincerity. Not among the couple’s fans was the Good Morning Britain program on the British ITV channel Pierce Morgan, who spoke rather sharply to the Duchess in response to her confession of suicidal thoughts.
Meghan, in turn, has filed a formal complaint with the channel’s CEO, Carolyn McCall, expressing concerns about how the host’s words might affect the conversation about mental health in the UK or someone who is contemplating suicide.
Commenting on an interview with Meghan and Prince Harry, Morgan questioned the Duchess’s words that she was thinking about suicide.
Who did you go to? What have you been told? Sorry, but I don’t believe a single word from Meghan Markle. I wouldn’t believe her even if she read me the weather forecast, he said.
On the same day, while filming the program, he quarrelled with meteorologist Alex Beresford, who called his colleague’s antics “devilish.”
Morgan left the channel after British media regulator Ofcom launched an investigation over the presenter’s comments and complaints (more than 41,000 people complained about his behaviour) from his colleagues. He refused to apologize publicly.
Morgan tweeted that he had time to think about his words, but he did not change his opinion.
On Monday, I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle’s words in her interview with Oprah. I had time to reflect on this, and I still did not believe her. If you believe, then good. Freedom of speech is a hill on which I will be happy to die. Thanks for all the love and hate. I’m leaving to spend more time with my judgments, he wrote.
Recall that Megan said that she had thoughts of suicide when she was pregnant with Harry and their first child, Archie. The Duchess was contemplating suicide due to the media harassment she regularly faced as she became a royal family member.