Piers Morgan has a change of heart, admits he took things 'too far’ with his anti-Meghan Markle comments
'Good Morning Britain' host Piers Morgan has admitted that he has "taken things a bit too far" with his heavy criticism of Meghan Markle post 'Megxit'.
In the past, Morgan has been very critical of Meghan and has accused her of 'ditching' her relatives and splitting Prince Harry up from the royals. While speaking to The Sunday Times, he revealed that "it's probably not wise, if you're a columnist, to make things too personal."
Morgan who writes for the Daily Mail, reflected on his earlier comments regarding Meghan and said, "Have I taken things a bit too far? Probably. Do I think that will govern and temper how I talk about them going forward? Absolutely," Daily Mail reports. He further shared that he is at his "best as a journalist on stuff that really matters."
"It's the stuff that is substantial, particularly when people's lives are at stake, that seems to galvanize my personality into the best possible place. And it's times of relative peace, calm, quiet and dare I say boredom that might occasionally bring out the worst in me," he revealed.
"Having squabbles with people who are never going to change their mind in a million years about stuff that no longer seems remotely important," he continued. After Harry and Meghan announced their bombshell decision to step down as senior members of the royal family, Morgan had become very critical of them.
Back in January, he had taken to Twitter to share, "People say I'm too critical of Meghan Markle — but she ditched her family, ditched her Dad, ditched most of her old friends, split Harry from William and has now split him from the Royal Family. I rest my case."
Recently, the pair had sent a letter to the editors of the Mail, The Sun, The Express, and The Mirror, and had told them that they will no longer "offer themselves up as currency for an economy of clickbait and distortion."
The pair stepped down as senior royals on March 31. The couple has cited intense and unfair media scrutiny as one of the reasons for this decision. In the letter, they also shared that Harry and Meghan had insisted that their decision about cutting out the four tabloids was "not in any way a blanket policy for all media."
"This policy is not about avoiding criticism. It’s not about shutting down public conversation or censoring accurate reporting. Media have every right to report on and indeed have an opinion on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, good or bad. But it can’t be based on a lie," the letter stated.
However, their decision did not go down well with many including Morgan. In one of his earlier rants, he had shared, "meanwhile in Hollywood, there’s some bloke called Harry. I’m comparing and contrasting the class of Prince Phillip, which has been mirrored by the class of the Queen whose birthday is today."
"These whiny little brats in Hollywood, banning newspapers, leaking details in the court of all their texts to her father who is in his 70s, has underlying health conditions probably living in fear of Covid-19,” Morgan continued. “But they think right now is a good time to go ahead with legal action, drag all the mud out — not a single part of them thought, this is not a good time."