Piers Morgan praises ‘classy’ Prince Philip but brands Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘whiny little brats in Hollywood’ – The Sun

PIERS Morgan today praised "classy" Prince Philip as he branded Prince Harry and Meghan Markle "whiny little brats in Hollywood".

The Good Morning Britain host commended the 98-year-old Duke of Edinburgh for his message of support to vital workers amid the coronavirus crisis.

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The senior royal's message was shared just hours after grandson Prince Harry ranted from LA about the Press.

Harry and Meghan yesterday revealed their decision to “refuse” to deal with newspapers including The Sun following their move to LA.

Speaking this morning, Piers praised Prince Philip, who retired from public duties in 2017, for sharing the tribute to vital workers, saying: "That's a man who understands what the common man and woman, the non royals go through, and empathises."

He added: "Comparing the class of Prince Philip, which has been mirrored by his wife the Queen, by the Cambridges, by the others, with these whiny little brats in Hollywood.

"They think now is a good time to go ahead with the legal action and drag all the mud out.

"Not a single part of them thought maybe this wouldn't be a good time."

The 55-year-old went onto wish the Queen a happy birthday as she celebrates turning 94 today – paying tribute to her "continued extraordinary service".

But he then refused to continue the royal coverage as it turned to discussing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

He said: "There was a bit about Harry and Meghan as well but I can't be bothered."

Crossing to GMB reporter Nick Dixon, he said: "Let's not talk about Meghan and Harry, I can't be a**ed to be honest."

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He said: "Let's focus on the fact that it's the Queen's birthday today.

"Let's forget about the ones in Hollywood whining about their miserable poor lives.

"They make me puke."

And when fellow GMB host Susanna Reid suggested "stop talking about them", the outspoken presenter agreed.

He said: "They have banned a number of newspapers.

"Today, we are banning Meghan and Harry from Good Morning Britain for the foreseeable future."

The Sussexes yesterday said there would be “zero co-operation” with any newspapers other than their favoured media organisations.

Sources said their statement — sent from an official “Sussex Royal” email — had also caused “private dismay” within the family, who are working hard to tackle issues surrounding the pandemic.

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It was announced hours before court papers were filed in support of Meghan’s case for privacy against the Mail on Sunday over a letter it published from her to her father Thomas Markle. Part of the case will be heard on Friday.

The couple, now living 5,500 miles away in LA, came under fire for making the announcement while the UK is coping with the rising coronavirus death toll.

Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, said in their 449-word statement they will only engage with news organisations not on their blacklist.

It was sent to anti-monarchist newspaper The Guardian — which is not on their banned list.

The statement said the couple would work with grassroots, regional and local media and up-and-coming journalists.

Society of Editors chairman Ian Murray called their actions censorship and said they are setting an “unfortunate example”.

He added: “They may have been stung by some of the coverage they have not liked, they may disagree strongly with some elements of that coverage and can of course take action to answer any criticism they consider unfair or inaccurate through several channels.

"But the answer should never be to attempt to shun individual titles and their millions of readers.”


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