PIERS Morgan went on a furious rant about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle “attacking the Queen” during today’s episode of Good Morning Britain.
The 55-year-old presenter even accused Harry, 35, of “looking like a hostage” as he and 38-year-old Meghan took part in the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust video call – one of the network’s weekly sessions set up in response to the growing Black Lives Matter movement.
The couple enraged royalists as they declared we must acknowledge the Commonwealth’s “uncomfortable” past as they spoke out about equality.
And Piers has claimed that the comments were a “political fight” on Harry’s grandmother, the Queen.
He moaned during today’s GMB: “I’m trying to be fair, but honestly the idea of these two in their Hollywood mansion continuing to lecture the world about how things should be and this sort of irony, saying: ‘It’s time to be uncomfortable’.
“They’re the most comfortable people in the world!
“These two quit the royal family because they want to go and do their own thing in Hollywood that’s fine, it’s their choice.
“But if they’re going to start attacking the Commonwealth and the Queen is the head of the Commonwealth, they’re picking a proper political fight and therefore they put themselves back in the news agenda.
“What will happen is they’ll be rightly criticised and play the victim. They’ll say: ‘How dare you criticise us’ and so the circus goes on.”
Piers’ co-host Susanna Reid defended Harry and Meghan throughout, instead praising the pair for using their huge platform to speak out on important issues.
But Piers was having none of it, continuing: “These two are stuck in a big celebrity mansion in Hollywood yet they want to pop up in these videos and tell everyone how to behave and live their life.
“My issue with this video is it was all just noise, there was no substance, no ‘this is what we should do’ – it was just general virtue signalling.”
In the video, Harry had said: “When you look across the Commonwealth, there is no way that we can move forward unless we acknowledge the past.
“So many people have done such an incredible job of acknowledging the past and trying to right those wrongs, but I think we all acknowledge there is so much more still to do.
“It’s not going to be easy and in some cases it’s not going to be comfortable, but it needs to be done, because, guess what, everybody benefits.”
The Commonwealth is formed by almost all countries who were once ruled by the British Empire by Prince Harry’s ancestors.
Meghan added: “We’re going to have to be a little uncomfortable right now, because it’s only in pushing through that discomfort that we get to the other side of this and find the place where a high tide raises all ships.
“Equality does not put anyone on the back foot, it puts us all on the same footing – which is a fundamental human right.”
Tory MP Andrew Rosindell predicted that the Queen would not be “pleased” with her grandson’s comments.
He told the Mail Online: “I’m surprised that he would be making comments like that. I don’t agree with what he is saying. We should look forward not back.
“As someone who has stepped out of the Royal Family he should focus on his own life and not get involved in politics.
“That is not the appropriate thing to do. I’m not sure his grandmother would be too pleased either.”
However, the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust chief executive released a statement defending Harry and Meghan, saying: “Harry and Meghan’s video call is part of the process of discussing how the Commonwealth’s past of colonoialism, of the subjugation of peoples, and the ongoing legacy of such historic injustice can shape the organisation and its development.”
Harry and Meghan quit their roles as senior working royals earlier this year, declaring they wanted to be financially independent.
They then relocated to Canada with their son Archie before moving to Meghan’s hometown of LA.
After the Sussexes stepped down, Harry had to leave his role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.
But he and Meghan retained their posts as president and vice-president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.
Harry told those taking part in the call: “This change is needed and it’s coming.”
He added: “The optimism and the hope that we get is from listening and speaking to people like you, because there is no turning back now, everything is coming to a head.
“Solutions exist and change is happening far quicker than it ever has done before.”
Piers has been a long-time critic of Meghan, and earlier this year he admitted to making things “too personal” between them.
He and Meghan had been on good terms before she met Harry, with the pair following one another on Twitter in 2015 – and Piers claiming that she’d even given him preview episodes of her show Suits so he could watch before they aired.
Piers also opened up about meeting Meghan for drinks in his local pub in 2016, sharing that the royal-to-be downed three Dirty Martinis, made with vodka, as he drank pints while they debated US President Donald Trump.
Meghan was in the UK for Wimbledon, with Piers recalling: “She said ‘I’m in town, do you want to meet up?’
“I said yes – come to my local pub for a pint. It was very funny, there were five locals and talk about eyes popping when she came in.”
He said that Meghan was a “lovely, normal” girl who had been struggling with the dating scene.
It was later reported Meghan had met Harry at around the same time; and Piers was left fuming that the mother-of-one “ghosted” him as a result.
He seethed: “She met Prince Harry at the dinner that night, went on a solo date with him the next night, and I never heard from her again. Not a word. I’d been ghosted.”
Harry and Meghan married in May 2018 and share one-year-old son Archie.