Piers Morgan: 'It doesn't get any more embarrassing' for Harry

Katie Archer

Piers Morgan has slammed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's recent spate of TV interviews as "embarrassing and hypocritical".

Harry and Meghan's much-anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey, billed as being "no questions off-limits", is due to air on Sunday in the US and Harry has also recently made an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden in which they took a tour of Hollywood on an open-top bus.

But Morgan complained that the prince's recent TV bookings were completely at odds with the couple's claims of media intrusion into their lives and pleas for privacy.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meets children as she attends the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 09, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Harry and Meghan are due to appear on an Oprah Winfrey special (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, he said: "They only want positive media coverage...Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un, they only want positive media coverage, don't they? That's not how it works in a democracy.

"It can't just be me who sees Prince Harry on top of a Hollywood open-top bus...great scoop for James Corden, from that point of view, but from Prince Harry's point of view, does it get any more embarrassing than this?

"Seriously, being on an open-top bus in Hollywood, after you've banged on about privacy for years on end."

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As his co-host Susanna Reid attempted to defend the couple, who are currently expecting their second child, Morgan rubbished claims of press intrusion.

He said: "Oh, what toxic negative publicity? I don't think anyone's ever had better press coverage than these two until the wedding.

"Then she disowned her dad and started bleating on about the environment and getting private jets all the time, they got criticism which was completely justified.

"They couldn't deal with the criticism of being rank hypocrites and now we have them in their Californian mansion garden spewing their guts to Oprah Winfrey whilst banging on about intrusive media - you couldn't make this up."

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to attend The Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall in London on March 7, 2020. - The Festival brings together world-class musicians, composers and conductors of the Massed Bands of Her Majestys Royal Marines. This year, the performance will mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the 80th anniversary of the formation of Britains Commandos. (Photo by SIMON DAWSON / POOL / AFP) (Photo by SIMON DAWSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Harry and Meghan have taken a step back from Royal duties (Photo by SIMON DAWSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Harry and Meghan have taken a step back from Royal duties and moved to the US with their son Archie.

CBS has released two clips from their interview Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A Primetime Special in which Harry is shown talking about his worries that his wife would eventually suffer the same fate as his mother, Princess Diana.

He told Winfrey: "My biggest concern was history repeating itself.

"For me, I'm just really relieved and happy to be sitting here, talking to you with my wife by my side, because I can't begin to imagine what it must have been like for her going through this process by herself all those years ago because it has been unbelievably tough for the two of us but at least we had each other."

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