Meghan Markle's a self-obsessed social climber who is now trying to play the royals, says Piers Morgan

Morgan, in the rant, claimed his friendship with Markle began after he followed her on Twitter and the two engaged in frequent conversations about a variety of issues

Meghan Markle's a self-obsessed social climber who is now trying to play the royals, says Piers Morgan

Television presenter Piers Morgan, a vocal critic of the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, launched an attack against the actress in a furious rant and accused her of "acting her way to the top." Morgan claimed Markle "ghosted him" and dropped him "like a sack of spuds" after meeting someone "more important," referring to Prince Harry.

Morgan, in the rant, claimed his friendship with Markle began after he followed her on Twitter and the two engaged in frequent conversations about a variety of issues, including gun violence in the U.S., which they both slammed.

Piers Morgan attends the National Television Awards on January 25, 2017 in London, United Kingdom.
Piers Morgan attends the National Television Awards on January 25, 2017 in London, United Kingdom.

The 'Good Morning Britain' host accused Markle of severing ties with him after she went on a blind date with Prince Harry. Morgan said she went on the date the same night she went for drinks with him in London in 2016. Morgan also shared a screenshot of their private text messages on social media.

"So, at this point, I was indeed laboring under the massive misapprehension that we were friends. I was wrong. 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," Morgan claimed. Morgan also alleged Markle "used him" to "advance her career" as she purportedly asked him for an appearance on 'Good Morning Britain.' 

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex make an official visit to the Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven, Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Peacehaven, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19, 2018, in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex make an official visit to the Joff Youth Centre in Peacehaven, Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Peacehaven, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19, 2018, in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen.

"But on another level, the whole experience left me feeling suspicious and cynical about Ms Markle. And nothing in her behavior since marrying Prince Harry has alleviated those concerns. From the moment I read that he barked ‘What Meghan wants, Meghan gets!' at palace courtiers in the run-up to the wedding, my heart sank," Morgan said of the Duchess.

The television presenter also mentioned a string of negative stories about Markle, accusing her of harassing the palace staff by emailing them at 5 a.m., sending them a set of instructions and, in general, about her "diva antics" in the palace.

Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex wave as they leave Windsor Castle after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House, hosted by the Prince of Wales on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.
Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex wave as they leave Windsor Castle after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House, hosted by the Prince of Wales on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.

"Anyone or anything that may not give her what she wants or gets in the way of her social-climbing self-advancement gets discarded. Her first husband? Ditched as her 'Suits' career took off. Her dysfunctional family? Banned from the wedding – all of them. Her poor old ailing Dad? Cut off and disowned for struggling to cope with media attention about his daughter. Meghan’s swapped her dreary, problematic old real world for a thrilling new fantasy world of the Queen, Michelle Obama and the Clooneys," Morgan continued in the Daily Mail article.

"No, I think it’s far simpler than that: Meghan Markle is a self-obsessed professional actress who has landed the role of her life and is determined to milk it for all she’s worth," he added.