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Journalist Piers Morgan, one of Meghan Markle’s main critics, returns to the fray


According to British host Piers Morgan, Meghan Markle would have told “17 big lies” during her interview with Oprah Winfrey. If everything can not be verified, some statements of the Duchess of Sussex are indeed to be taken with caution.

Is revenge a dish best served cold? Since his departure from the show Good Morning Britain, the British host Piers Morgan does not stop spitting his venom on his great rival Meghan Markle. According to some British media, the Duchess of Sussex would be responsible for his (forced) resignation from the ITV channel, after he mocked the comments of the young woman in the interview with Oprah Winfrey. It is also the interview with the famous American journalist that continues to cause the ire of Piers Morgan. According to him, Meghan Markle would have assailed “17 big lies”. Invited in the program Tucker Carlson Tonight, Piers Morgan said: “There are so many big ridiculous lies in this interview that frankly, at the end, to say that I believe her would be like saying that I believe Pinocchio.

While Piers Morgan is not in itself a reliable source, many specialized media have shown that some of Meghan Markle’s claims should be taken with a grain of salt. Many of the former actress’ statements have been proven false, such as her secret marriage to Harry. In her interview with Oprah Winfrey, Archie’s mom claimed that she and Harry got married three days before the official ceremony. False, as the Daily Mail recalls this April 6. The couple even had to deny these statements two weeks after their interview, when the British General Register Office unveiled for the first time the couple’s marriage certificate … dated May 19, 2018, the same day that the great festivities rebroadcast on television around the world take place.

Le journaliste Piers Morgan, l'un des principaux pourfendeurs de Meghan Markle.
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The journalist Piers Morgan, one of the main critics of Meghan Markle


Several untruths

There is not the only lie of Meghan Markle. During her interview, she suggested that their son Archie did not have the right to the title of prince because he was mixed race. But the reality is more complex. Only children of a direct heir to the throne, such as Prince William‘s three children, are entitled to the title of prince or princess. Other grandchildren may be given a courtesy title, but great-grandchildren are rarely given one. When Prince Charles becomes king, he will be able to grant a title to little Archie and his future sister.

Meghan Markle also stated other untruths, such as that her son would not be entitled to 24/7 security. “In those months when I was pregnant, around the same time, we (had) the statement that he will not receive security,” said the Duchess of Sussex during her interview with Oprah Winfrey. However, having the title of princess or princess does not necessarily grant security. Many members of the British monarchy have to pay for their own, like Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the daughters of Prince Andrew and granddaughters of Queen Elizabeth II.


Other elements have also put the flea in the ear of the media. During her interview with Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry’s wife said that she had not seen her half-sister, Samantha Markle (one of the first to criticize her in the media), for “at least 18, 19 years” and that she had been raised as “an only child. However, according to a photograph unveiled by Samantha Markle herself, the Duchess of Sussex would have gone to a graduation ceremony of her half-sister in 2008, that is to say 13 years ago.

So many false statements to which are added some exaggerations, such as the one where Meghan Markle claims never to have inquired about the British royal family before her meeting with Prince Harry. A fact that is unlikely if you believe their biography Finding Freedom, released last August. According to authors Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie, who are close to the couple, before her first date with William’s brother at the Dean Street Townhouse in 2016, the young woman was obliged to find out about the various participants of the event. “Naturally, both attendees of this blind date did their homework with a thorough Google search. Harry, who spotted Meghan on social media, was interested,” write the two journalists. Elements that will certainly come to play against Meghan Markle.

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