Piers Morgan claims the royal family reached out to thank him for his support after Meghan and Harry's Oprah interview

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Piers Morgan has claimed that members of the royal family have reached out to thank him for his support, following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Oprah Winfrey interview.

  • Piers Morgan has claimed that members of the royal family have contacted to thank him for his support following Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Oprah interview.
  • The ex GMB presenter said the unnamed royals expressed "gratitude that somebody was standing up".
  • This royal news (opens in new tab) comes after it was revealed that Kate and William's bond is stronger than ever thanks to the pandemic (opens in new tab).

The former Good Morning Britain star, who quit the show (opens in new tab) after he received backlash over his comments on Meghan's claims in the interview, has said that he won't name the royals that have contacted him but alleged that they expressed their appreciation for his support.

"I’ve had some messages communicated to me on behalf of several members of the royal family," Piers told US channel Extra TV’s host Billy Bush.

"I’m not going to go into who it was but [it was] gratitude that somebody was standing up."

During their explosive Oprah chat, which aired in March, Harry and Meghan made several shocking claims about the struggles they faced during their time as a couple in the royal family.

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Meghan opened up on the suicidal feelings she endured while in the royal spotlight and alleged that she was denied mental health support when she reached out to The Firm (opens in new tab) for help when she "didn't want to be alive anymore".

The Duchess of Sussex also said that an unnamed member of the royal family had expressed "concern" (opens in new tab) about "how dark" baby Archie's skin would be when he was born and hinted that she felt his race may have played a part in him not being made a prince (opens in new tab).

“In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, we had the conversation of he won’t be given security, he’s not going to be given a title and, also, concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born,” Meghan told Oprah.

“They were concerned that if he were too brown that that would be a problem?,” Oprah later asked.

“If that’s the assumption you’re making…that would be a safe one,” Meghan responded.

Piers later announced that he "didn't believe a word" Meghan had said and accused her of sparking an "onslaught" against the Queen and the royal family.

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Piers sparked fury among viewers and mental health charities after his controversial outpour.

Writing in his column for the Daily Mail, Piers later explained that he was given an ultimatum to apologise over his remarks or leave the show.

"Mid-afternoon, Kevin Lygo, ITV's Director of Television, who I'd spoken to several times since yesterday, rang to say we were now 'on the cliff edge' and either I apologised, or I would have to leave GMB."

He added, "I called Kevin back, said I wouldn't be apologising, and we agreed I'd leave GMB with immediate effect."

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

Caitlin Elliott
Caitlin Elliott

Caitlin is a Junior News Editor for Goodto.com, covering all things royal, celeb, lifestyle, food, and family. Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry).