Meghan Markle called out for 'absurd double standard' of British Vogue issue by Piers Morgan

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As per usual, Piers Morgan is taking immense issue with Meghan Markle's latest move.

On the heels of the reveal of the latest issue of British Vogue, which the Duchess of Sussex helped Editor-in-Chief Edward Enniful put together, Morgan dedicated his column in the Daily Mail to the collaboration, which Morgan says is just another example of Meghan "forcing her radical liberal opinions upon us."

For the Forces for Change issue that she guest edited, Meghan chose 15 "trailblazers" and "changemakers" to spotlight in the issue, including the likes of Gemma Chan, Laverne Cox, Jane Fonda, Salma Hayek, Jameela Jamil, Yara Shahidi and Christy Turlington.

Morgan saw the duchess' championing of "trailblazing female changemakers -- from activists to artists, prime ministers to climate change campaigners -- who are breaking barriers and setting the agenda across the globe" as far too political for a member of the British royal family (especially considering that the issue closes with an interview with former first lady Michelle Obama).

"Being a royal means you stay out of politics. Here is Meghan being about as political as any royal has ever been," he wrote. "Meghan's purpose in guest-editing Vogue is not, as she claims, to simply change the world; it's to make it the PC-crazed one she wants it to be, and to drag us all with her to 'woke' Utopia. Yet by forcing her radical liberal opinions upon us, she's playing a very ill advised game that I can guarantee will end in tears. There's a reason royals stay out of politics, and it's that they run the risk of looking like rank hypocrites."

Additionally, Morgan took umbrage with Meghan's guest-editing role because he saw it as yet another example of her propensity for elitist activity and milking her platform as a royal for her own gain.

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This undated handout photo issued on July 28, 2019 by Kensington Palace shows Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Patron of Smart Works, in the workroom of the Smart Works London office. - Prince Harry's wife Meghan will guest edit the September issue of iconic fashion magazine British Vogue, which will see her in "candid conversation" with former first lady Michelle Obama. (Photo by @SussexRoyal / KENSINGTON PALACE / AFP) / XGTY / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / @SUSSEXROYAL" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - NO COMMERCIAL USE - NO THIRD PARTY SALES - RESTRICTED TO SUBSCRIPTION USE - NO CROPPING OR MODIFICATION - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS / (Photo credit should read @SUSSEXROYAL/AFP/Getty Images)
This undated handout photo received in London, issued on July 28, 2019 by Kensington Palace shows the cover of British Vogue's September issue, entitled "Forces for Change", showing photographs by Peter Lindbergh, which is guest edited by Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. - Prince Harry's wife Meghan will guest edit the September issue of iconic fashion magazine British Vogue, which will see her in "candid conversation" with former first lady Michelle Obama. (Photo by Peter Lindbergh / KENSINGTON PALACE / AFP) / XGTY / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / KENSINGTON PALACE / PETER LINDBERGH" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - NO COMMERCIAL USE - NO THIRD PARTY SALES - RESTRICTED TO SUBSCRIPTION USE - NO CROPPING OR MODIFICATION - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - Publications are asked to credit the photographs to: Peter Lindbergh / (Photo credit should read PETER LINDBERGH/AFP/Getty Images)
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"Meghan didn't need to guest-edit Vogue. She's already guzzled at the udder of royal fame like a starving desert traveller arriving at an over-flowing oasis," he said. "I'm sure the one thing we all need most in the world right now is a fabulously rich and entitled Princess lecturing us on privilege from her servant-laden royal quarters."

Morgan also cited Meghan's continued call for privacy around her growing family as another moment of hypocrisy on her part considering she takes on high-profile gigs such as this one. Meghan and Harry famously forewent royal protocol when welcoming their baby Archie, waiting longer to share photos with the public and choosing to hold a private christening for him months later.

"Meghan's shown a worrying propensity since marrying Harry for wanting to have cake and eat it," he said. "She constantly bleats about privacy but also wants to edit magazines to promote herself and tell us how to lead our lives. This absurd double standard won't fly, I'm afraid."

At the end of the day, the British TV personality thinks that Meghan can't decide whether she wants to be a celebrity or a royal. And, in his mind, she must choose because, "she can't be both".

"Here's my advice to Meghan: take a long hard look in the mirror you stuck on your Vogue cover, and ask yourself one question: 'Do I want to be a royal or a virtue-signalling political activist celebrity?'" he wrote. "She can't be both."

Read Piers Morgan's full column about "Me-Me-Meghan" here.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (L) chats with Disney CEO Robert Iger as Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (2nd R) embraces Beyonce Knowles-Carter (R) as they attend the European Premiere of Disney's "The Lion King" at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Niklas Halle'n-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex greet Disney CEO Robert Iger US singer-songwriter Beyoncé at the European Premiere of Disney's "The Lion King" at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Niklas Halle'n-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (L) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (2nd L) meets cast and crew, including Beyonce Knowles-Carter (C) Jay-Z (R) as they attend the European Premiere of Disney's "The Lion King" at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Niklas Halle'n-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (L) meets cast and crew, including US singer-songwriter Beyoncé (C) and her husband, US rapper Jay-Z (R) as she attends the European premiere of the film The Lion King in London on July 14, 2019. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (L) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (2nd L) meets cast and crew, including Beyonce Knowles-Carter (C) Jay-Z (R) as they attend the European Premiere of Disney's "The Lion King" at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Niklas Halle'n-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex greet US singer-songwriter Beyoncé and and US rapper Jay-Z at the European Premiere of Disney's "The Lion King" at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Niklas Halle'n-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (3rd L) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (2nd L) meet cast and crew, including Beyonce Knowles-Carter (C) Jay-Z (R) as they attend the European Premiere of Disney's "The Lion King" at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Niklas Halle'n-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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