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Piers Morgan slams Harry and Meghan as self-obsessed and deluded: 'In their eyes, they had become Mandela'

'A pair of appallingly bitter, staggeringly self-obsessed, utterly deluded, and woefully tone-deaf laughing stocks,' Morgan wrote after reading excerpts of 'Finding Freedom'
UPDATED JUL 27, 2020
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British broadcaster and staunch advocate of the royal family, Piers Morgan, is furious after reading excerpts from a new biography based on Harry and Meghan Markle's life and he has not held back or minced his words when penning an op-ed on the same on Daily Mail. From the first line — which is a quote from 'Finding Freedom,' by authors Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie which comes out on August 11 — he points out the ridiculous tone of the book and his subsequent anger at the Sussexes, who have always played the victim card and blamed everyone from members of the royal family to the media for mistreating them and painting them in the wrong light. 

"It’s hard to think of anyone in public life right now more relentlessly miserable, angry and negative than the Duke and Duchess of Sussex," he wrote. "Barely a week goes by without them whining about something or suing people. They’ve become serial victims, intent on painting themselves as the most hard-done-by people on God’s earth."

However, he pointed out, that so many complaints coming from a pair of individuals consisting of an ex-Hollywood actress and a former prince who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth — both of whom never saw or dealt with real crises their entire lives — seemed selfish, especially at a time when the world was battling an enormous health crisis. 

Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watch the RAF 100th anniversary flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 in London, England. (Getty Images)

"Yet the more they complain, as the rest of the world struggles with the very real hell of the worst pandemic for 100 years, the more they expose themselves as a pair of appallingly bitter, staggeringly self-obsessed, utterly deluded, and woefully tone-deaf laughing stocks," he wrote. 

Morgan also took issue with the title of the book, which is a nod to Nelson Mandela’s autobiography ‘Long Walk To Freedom,' saying that a comparison between the two was a "sick joke."

"Stung by a series of perceived slights by other members of the royal family and palace courtiers, and repeated media criticism of hypocrisy based on their undeniably hypocritical behavior, they began to see this gilded life of unimaginable luxury and privilege as a ‘prison,'" he wrote. "In their eyes, they had become Nelson Mandela, the victims of a terrible miscarriage of justice now trapped in a world of unending misery. So, they broke ‘free’, dramatically announcing in early January that they were quitting the royals, and Britain, and heading off for a new life in America where they could be the people they wanted to be and lead the lives they wanted to lead."

And although the book is touted to be the "real" story behind Megxit, and was supposed to ''set the record straight,'' it has "only shown us just how pathetically self-pitying Harry and Meghan have become." He then went on to point out that a majority of the book covered the discrepancies in the treatment received by Harry and Meghan as compared to Prince William and Kate Middleton. 

Presenter Piers Morgan attends the Chelsea Flower Show 2018 on May 21, 2018 in London, England. (Getty Images)

"The sheer scale of their narcissism is astonishing, and at the heart of it lies one stunning fact: they genuinely couldn’t understand why William and Kate, the future King and Queen, got preferential treatment to them," he said. "Harry whacks his brother Prince William for being a snob and his father Prince Charles for being thoughtless, while Meghan whacks her sister-in-law Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, for being cold and insensitive towards her."

Apart from the duo, Harry and Meghan also attacked other members of the monarchy for ill-treating them. ''They repeatedly accuse the whole Royal family, presumably including the Queen, of ignoring their desperate plight, despite, as they laughably claim, them single-handedly leading the royals to supposedly unprecedented heights of global popularity,'' Morgan wrote. 

Morgan claimed that the Sussexes trying to depict the royal family in a negative way was even more glaring as some of the senior members of the monarchy have done a remarkable job consoling the public amid the virus outbreak in the United Kingdom. "The fact this garbage is being spewed after the Queen, Charles, William and Kate have spent months comforting the British people in remarkably empathetic and impressive fashion during the crisis, is even more grating," he said. 

In conclusion, Morgan said: "Meghan and Harry’s only struggle is to work out each day which of their latest borrowed lavish home’s twelve bathrooms they want to luxuriate in before they bravely appear on those creepy videos to lecture us all about equality and hardship."