Piers Morgan has denied any negative press for Meghan Markle stems from racism, and said that the duchess is given “no worse media treatment” than other royals such as Princess Diana and the Duchess of Cambridge.
The British former-tabloid editor made the claims as he doubled down on his dismissal of claims in Meghan’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Writing in the Mail on Sunday, a newspaper that recently lost a lawsuit against the duchess, Morgan said others who married into the Royal Family, including Prince Harry’s mother, Diana, and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, received similar press scrutiny.
“Meghan’s had no worse media treatment than other Royal brides such as Diana, Fergie, Kate, Camilla or even that other Monarchy-rattling American divorcee, Wallis Simpson,” Morgan said.
“But she’s the first to claim negative press has been motivated by racism, and it’s a very dangerous charge to make with so little to back it up.”
Princess Diana died in on August 31, 1997, in a car crash in Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris, France, following a chase from the paparazzi.
During the interview with Winfrey, Prince Harry expressed fears of “history repeating” itself with his wife due to the “constant barrage” of media criticism down the years.
“I’ve said that before on numerous occasions, very publicly. And what I was seeing was history repeating itself, but perhaps, or definitely, far more dangerous, because then you add race in, and you add social media in,” he said.
“And when I…