British TV host Piers Morgan accused Prince Harry of being the “single most intrusive person” in the British royal family Monday, following Harry’s deep dive into his family’s tensions during a pre-recorded “60 Minutes” interview.
The prince dismissed the idea of dropping his royal title after he accused his family of mistreating him and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. Harry has detailed his conflict with the royal family, which ultimately led him and Meghan to step away from their royal duties, in their new Netflix documentary series, in his forthcoming memoir and in his recently released interviews on British broadcaster ITV and with Anderson Cooper on CBS’ “60 Minutes.”
“This year started like last year finished, hasn’t it? With Prince Harry whining, and moaning, and slamming his family and being deeply unpleasant about almost all of them whilst pretending that what he really wants is privacy and freedom from this family and from the institution they represent,” Morgan said on Fox News. “And what a telling moment it was … with Anderson Cooper, wasn’t it? When he was asked the obvious question: ‘Well, if you hate the institution that much, if it’s so awful and this family is so terrible, well why do you want to be called the Duke and Duchess of Sussex? Why do you want to remain with the titles? What difference would that make?'”
“I’ll tell you the difference it makes,” Morgan continued. “Well, it makes $100 million dollars worth of difference.”
Morgan said although the prince laments the alleged “intrusion” into his private life, Harry himself is the most “intrusive” person in this scenario. (RELATED: Piers Morgan Suggests Anderson Cooper Backstabbed Him At CNN)
“He spent most of the time on his British TV interview last night — and I think probably with Anderson Cooper as well; I haven’t seen the whole thing yet … complaining about intrusion by the British press, and yet who has been the single most intrusive person into the lives of the royal family?” Morgan asked. “Who’s talked about private conversations with the new king at the funeral of the king’s father? Who’s talked about all the behind-the-scenes machinations of the frantic trip to Balmoral as the queen was dying? Who has talked about being beaten up by his brother, having his poor little necklace broken … The answer is Prince Harry. Prince Harry has turned out to be the single most intrusive person the royal family’s ever been exposed to.”
During the interview, Harry said he and his brother, Prince William, advised their father not to marry Queen Consort Camilla due to her alleged relationship with the British press. Morgan called the prince’s allegations against Camilla “absolutely ludicrous.”
“Here again we have the hypocrisy of Harry,” Morgan said. “He says, ‘Oh, this dreadful woman is using the media to improve her image. What the hell’s he doing? He’s spent the last two years trashing his family with Oprah Winfrey, with James Corden, with a six-part Netflix series, with a book with Penguin Random House, with countless interviews now. It’s him who’s doing it on the record and viciously against his family, whilst pretending, ‘I don’t want to do them any harm.’ It’s laughable.”