PIERS Morgan sparked fury after attacking the Duke and Duchess of Sussex during coverage of the Queen’s state funeral.
The Talk TV broadcaster led coverage for Fox News this morning as the nation paused to pay their respects to the longest-serving monarch as her funeral took place at Westminster Abbey.
Piers, who grew up in Newick in Sussex, said that Meghan was “probably a lost cause in this because she just wants to be rich and famous”, comparing her to Wallis Simpson – the American woman whose relationship to Edward VIII prompted his abdication in 1936.
He expressed hope that the Duke of Sussex would “wake up”, but admitted: “There have been some moments this week where you could have some sympathy with Prince Harry over his treatment as opposed to his disgraced uncle Prince Andrew.”
Viewers took to social media to complain about Piers’s decision to criticise Meghan during the Queen’s funeral coverage.
One person took to Twitter to say: “Trust Piers Morgan to not pass up a chance to blame the Sussexes for being the Queen’s heartache the past two years, yet nothing about the allegations against Prince Andrew and him being pals with [Jeffrey] Epstein.”
Another said that the funeral of the Queen was “not the time to trash Harry and Meghan” and said it was “inappropriate” of Piers to do so.
King Charles III, the Duke of Sussex, the Queen Consort, and the Duchess of Sussex stood behind the King and the Queen Consort as the coffin of the Queen arrived at Wellington Arch: credit – PA
Meanwhile, Piers Morgan praised the procession of the Queen from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey this morning, describing it as “a stunning display of pageantry and military precision for our greatest monarch”.
The Royal Family grieved in public as the nation bid farewell to the Queen and watched as the late monarch left the capital for the last time.
King Charles III was seen close to tears during the state funeral, where the Archbishop of Canterbury described the Queen as having touched “a multitude of lives” and having been a “joyful” figure for many.