Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has lodged a complaint with British television station ITV over comments made about her by former breakfast host Piers Morgan.
- ITV royal editor Chris Ship said the duchess was concerned about Piers Morgan’s comments about her mental health
- Morgan is casting the issue as one of freedom of speech
- But he has conceded that “it’s not for me to question if she felt suicidal”.
Morgan was hosting Good Morning Britain, one of the country’s top rated breakfast shows, when he said he did not believe a word the duchess had said during her interview with Oprah Winfrey.
ITV received more than 41,000 complaints, including from Meghan.
The station’s royal editor, Chris Ship, said the Duchess of Sussex filed her complaint on Monday following the broadcast of Good Morning Britain.
“Meghan raised concerns about how [Piers Morgan’s] words affect the issue of mental health and what it might do to others contemplating suicide,” he wrote on social media.
Ship said the complaint was believed to have been sent to the broadcaster’s chief executive, Carolyn McCall.
The duchess had told Winfrey that she “didn’t want to be alive anymore” and said she would have committed suicide if she had not told her husband, Prince Harry.
Morgan left Good Morning Britain in the wake of the controversy over his comments, saying he and the station “agreed to disagree”.
He has since doubled down on his stance, saying: “Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on.”
But he also…