Piers Morgan names mystery royal who reached out to him after Meghan and Harry interview rant

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Piers Morgan has revealed mystery royal who reached out to him after the GMB fall-out following Meghan and Harry's Oprah interview

The broadcaster and former presenter of the ITV daytime show (opens in new tab) have revealed that Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York contacted him via text message after he was forced to step down from his job following his controversial remarks.

Piers, 56, spoke out in disbelief over the Duchess of Sussex claiming she sought help from the Royal Family for her mental health struggles and his words sparked more than 40,000 Ofcom complaints and even a complaint was lodged with ITV (opens in new tab) from Duchess Meghan herself.

Piers Morgan has since launched his own TV show (opens in new tab) called Uncensored.

As a result, Piers quit the show (opens in new tab) and teased last week during an interview with US TV show Extra that a member of the royal family had reached out to him in support of his views.

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York attends Harry and Meghan's wedding

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And now, in his Mail on Sunday column, Piers has revealed the contents of the text. He wrote, "Not all Royal duchesses were as thrilled as Meghan 'Pinocchio' Markle to see me leave GMB. 'People have said how much they miss your morning joy and humour,' texted Sarah, Duchess of York, 'get back out there!'"

He then joked about teaming up with Fergie to host a new morning show together, "Perhaps we should start a new breakfast show together… 'Morgy and Fergie in the Morning', anyone?"

Piers Morgan has previously refused to reveal the identity telling the show's host Billy Bush: "I've had some messages communicated to me on behalf of several members of the royal family. I'm not going to go into who it was but [it was] gratitude that somebody was standing up."

But has since done a u-turn. It comes after Piers revealed internet trolls threatened to kill him (opens in new tab) over his Meghan Markle rant.

Speaking about Meghan opening up on her suicidal feelings and reporting that she was not given help after reaching out to The Firm (opens in new tab), Piers Morgan said, “Who did you go to? What did they say to you? I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she said, Meghan Markle. I wouldn’t believe it if she read me a weather report.”

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“It’s not for me to question if she felt suicidal, I wasn’t in her mind and that’s for her to say,” he later added.

“My real concern was a disbelief frankly… that she went to a senior member of the Royal household and told them she was suicidal and was told she could not have any help because it would be a bad look for the family.”

Selina Maycock
Selina Maycock

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for Goodto.com, Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.