Piers Morgan had to step down from his job on Good Morning Britain after comments about Meghan Markle and the Oprah interview. Morgan said members of the royal family had reached out to thank him during the scandal. He has now named one royal who sent him a supportive text message after he left his job. It turns out Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York supports the former TV host.
Royal who supported Piers Morgan
During the episode of Good Morning Britain, Piers Morgan, 55, stormed off the set. Since then, he has claimed he had royal support during the scandal over his remarks. On that episode, he had slammed Meghan Markle for her comments about the royal family. After leaving the show, Morgan claimed that “several members of the royal family had reached out to him. They offered support after he called out Prince Harry and Meghan Markle over their claims in the Oprah interview.
Piers Morgan just walked off the Good Morning Britain set (!!!) after co-presenter Alex Beresford defended Harry and Meghan and condemned Piers' treatment of them in yesterday's programming pic.twitter.com/mH75J8ND4O
— Chris Rickett (@chrisrickett) March 9, 2021
In his Mail on Sunday column over the weekend, Morgan opened up about one of the royals who supported him. He said Prince Andrew’s former wife, Sarah Ferguson was one of the royals who supported him. In the column, he wrote, “Not all Royal duchesses were as thrilled as Meghan ‘Pinocchio’ Markle to see me leave GMB.”
Fergie had texted Piers, writing, “People have said how much they miss your morning joy and humour.” The Duchess of York urged Morgan to “get back out there!” Morgan joked that he could team up with Fergie to host a new morning show, writing, “Perhaps we should start a new breakfast show together… ‘Morgy and Fergie in the Morning’, anyone?”
Messages of support from the royal family after Meghan Markle row
In an interview with Billy Bush on Extra TV, Morgan made the revelation that he had support from inside the royal family. He told Bush, “I’ve had some messages communicated to me on behalf of several members of the royal family.”
Morgan also criticized Harry and Meghan for refusing to name the royal they allege had made racist comments on their son, Archie’s skin color. He told Tucker Carlson on Fox Nation, that as a British taxpayer, he helps pay for the royal family. Morgan said he would truly like to know if there is a real racist inside the palace. Following the interview, fans insisted he should follow his own advice and name the royals who have reached out to support him.
One wrote on Twitter, “Piers was LIVID that Meghan didn’t name names. On principal [sic] alone, he should name names otherwise he’s done the exact same thing and is a massive hypocrite.”
This makes no sense at all. Piers was LIVID that Meghan didn’t name names. On principal alone, he should name names otherwise he’s done the exact same thing and is a massive hypocrite.
— SisiKay (@SisiKay2) April 6, 2021
As noted by the Mirror, another wrote, “Um, Piers then name names yourself, lead by example, which members of the Royal Family praised you for trashing Meghan ?! #PiersMorgan.”
#PiersMorgan demanded that #MeghanAndHarry name names when he went on TuckerCarlson show. Um, Piers then name names yourself , lead by example , which members of @RoyalFamily praised you for trashing Meghan ?!
— wunderingspirit (@juliuslumsden1) April 7, 2021
Morgan obviously listened and has revealed that Sarah Ferguson is one of the royals concerned. It is currently unknown if he will open up to reveal which other member of the royal family stood up for him after the scandal.