Piers Morgan shades Meghan Markle in Prince Philip tribute, says 'Don't Whine' and 'Stay off Oprah'

The former host of Good Morning Britain while enumerating the principles by which late Prince Philip lived took several indirect swipes at Meghan Markle


                            Piers Morgan shades Meghan Markle in Prince Philip tribute, says 'Don't Whine' and 'Stay off Oprah'
Piers Morgan and Meghan Markle (Getty Images)

Piers Morgan, former Good Morning Britain host who quit the show after making unsavory comments about Meghan Markle post her Oprah Winfrey interview, has once again taken a shot at the duchess but without taking her name. In his tribute for Prince Philip in the Daily Mail, Morgan highlighted the guidelines by which the late royal lived and which he told his biographer and long-time friend Gyles Brandreth. The tribute shaded Meghan and Prince Harry in not very subtle ways.

The tribute for the Daily Mail listed 10 principles that Morgan believes would serve younger generations of royals well were they to live by it. He wrote about how Philip -- who was very much like the late Queen Mother when it came to sharing his beliefs and opinions in public -- was different from the current generation and wrote, "Many of the younger royals that followed them have behaved very differently - emoting on television, playing the victim, wallowing in self-pity, complaining about their regally gilded lives, and getting themselves into all manner of lurid scrapes that have damaged the family's reputation."

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Before listing down the points, Morgan said, "As his mourning family prepare to gather this Saturday to say goodbye to one of its greatest figures at his funeral, they would all do well to heed his advice. I won't name individuals for any specifically pertinent points, but they'll know who they are…"

Morgan cited Brandreth recalling Prince Philip telling him, "It's a big mistake to think about yourself. No one is interested in you in the long run. Don't court popularity. It doesn't last. Remember that the attention comes because of the position you are privileged to hold, not because of who you are. If you think it's all about you, you'll never be happy."

This was titled 'Park your ego' and it has been speculated that he was referring to the rift that is currently brewing between Prince William and Harry.

(L-R) Prince Harry and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge embark on a walkabout ahead of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 18, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Getty Images)

He then wrote under 'Don't Whine', "When on royal duty, he kept his moaning mouth shut and his gripes to himself, as he shook hands, smiled, and small-talked with complete strangers, day after day, week after week, year after year."

There was one that was titled "STAY OFF OPRAH" and it was obvious that this was a dig at Markle and Prince Harry as they both appeared on Oprah Winfrey's long chat-style interview. Morgan cites Brandreth recalling, "'Give TV interviews, by all means', Philip said. 'But don't talk about yourself'." Brandeth also revealed that Prince Philip believed that Markle and Prince Harry's interview was 'madness' and 'no good would come of it.' 

Oprah Winfrey interviews Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on A CBS Primetime Special premiering on CBS on March 7, 2021 (Getty Images)

However, Brandeth also revealed that Philip didn't just have issues with Markle and Harry interview, but he did not approve of any royal confessions made on TV, specially referring to Prince Charles and Princess Diana speaking about their broken marriage in the 1990s and even Prince Andrew's interview to the BBC about his close association with Jeffery Epstein. 

Philip's funeral will take place on April 17, Saturday, and Harry is currently quarantining in London so that he is able to attend the funeral. 

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