Meghan Markle complains about TV host Piers Morgan to UK regulator

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London Published: Mar 13, 2021, 10:14 AM(IST)

British royal Meghan, Duchess of Sussex Photograph:( Reuters )

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The morning after the interview was aired on U.S. television, Morgan said on "Good Morning Britain", among a torrent of other criticisms, that he did not believe a word Meghan had said.

Meghan, the wife of Prince Harry, has complained to Britain`s media regulator about broadcaster Piers Morgan and his comment that he did not believe a word she had said in her landmark interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Morgan, a former tabloid editor and CNN presenter left his high-profile job on ITV`s "Good Morning Britain" this week after a backlash against his comments on the interview, in which Meghan revealed she had felt suicidal while living as a royal in Britain.

In an interview that has shaken Britain`s monarchy, Meghan, who married Prince Harry in 2018, said the royal family had also rejected her pleas for mental health support.

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The morning after the interview was aired on U.S. television, Morgan said on "Good Morning Britain", among a torrent of other criticisms, that he did not believe a word Meghan had said. In a Tweet, he called her "Princess Pinocchio".

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Monday`s programme attracted more than 41,000 complaints to Britain`s media regulator Ofcom, the second-highest in its history, which announced an investigation. Media reports said the couple had also complained to broadcaster ITV.

"We can confirm receipt of a standards complaint made on behalf of the Duchess of Sussex," a spokesman for Ofcom said on Friday, in reference to Meghan`s official title.

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