Piers Morgan calls Meghan Markle 'Princess Pinocchio' in savage dig ahead of Duchess's new interview

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By Nika Shakhnazarova

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Piers Morgan has dealt Meghan Markle a fresh blow ahead of her new interview with NPR Weekend later today.

The outspoken journalist and TV host has been open about his disapproval of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's decision to step down as senior members of the royal family, and it seems as though he's still upset.

Meghan is set to give her first interview later today since welcoming baby girl Lilibet earlier this month, but Piers couldn't help but make yet another dig at the former royal.

As the Duchess of Sussex gears up for her interview about her children’s book The Bench, Piers made it clear that ITV didn’t fire him after his exit and went on to call Meghan "Princess Pinocchio".

Per The Sun, Piers said that he left the show because he refused to apologize for saying he didn't believe Meghan’s revelations about her mental health during her bombshell chat with Oprah Winfrey in March.

The TV presenter dramatically quit Good Morning Britain after receiving record levels of complaints for doubting Meghan's claim of being suicidal over alleged racist abuse in the Palace.

Responding to a fan on Twitter, Piers said: "ITV didn’t get rid of me. I left GMB because I declined to apologize for disbelieving Princess Pinocchio."

Referencing his interview with Dame Joan Collins, he added: "But I still work for ITV, as you’ll see tomorrow when my Life Stories show with @Joancollinsdbe airs at 9pm."

The response came after a follower wrote: "But you’re not being urged to 'be gotten rid of”' the guy was referencing when ITV got rid of you…which they did! And you go on about virtue signalling!! Give me strength."

Meghan is set to give her first interview since giving birth to her daughter Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor on June 4.

The chat with host Samantha Balaban will be the only interview Meghan does about the book, according to friend and royal columnist Omid Scobie.

The book, titled The Bench, is inspired by Prince Harry's relationship with son Archie.

Meghan explained that the book began as a poem she wrote to celebrate Harry's first father's day as a dad, which took place a month after Archie's arrival.

Illustrated by Christian Robinson, the book features paintings of a soldier with red hair carrying his son and a forlorn woman looking out of a window.

Speaking about the book, which was released by Penguin Random House on June 8, Meghan said in a statement:

"That poem became this story.

"Christian layered in beautiful and ethereal watercolor illustrations that capture the warmth, joy, and comfort of the relationship between fathers and sons from all walks of life; this representation was particularly important to me, and Christian and I worked closely to depict this special bond through an inclusive lens.

"My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the makeup, as much as it does with mine."

Featured image credit: PA Images / Alamy

Piers Morgan calls Meghan Markle 'Princess Pinocchio' in savage dig ahead of Duchess's new interview

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By Nika Shakhnazarova

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Piers Morgan has dealt Meghan Markle a fresh blow ahead of her new interview with NPR Weekend later today.

The outspoken journalist and TV host has been open about his disapproval of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's decision to step down as senior members of the royal family, and it seems as though he's still upset.

Meghan is set to give her first interview later today since welcoming baby girl Lilibet earlier this month, but Piers couldn't help but make yet another dig at the former royal.

As the Duchess of Sussex gears up for her interview about her children’s book The Bench, Piers made it clear that ITV didn’t fire him after his exit and went on to call Meghan "Princess Pinocchio".

Per The Sun, Piers said that he left the show because he refused to apologize for saying he didn't believe Meghan’s revelations about her mental health during her bombshell chat with Oprah Winfrey in March.

The TV presenter dramatically quit Good Morning Britain after receiving record levels of complaints for doubting Meghan's claim of being suicidal over alleged racist abuse in the Palace.

Responding to a fan on Twitter, Piers said: "ITV didn’t get rid of me. I left GMB because I declined to apologize for disbelieving Princess Pinocchio."

Referencing his interview with Dame Joan Collins, he added: "But I still work for ITV, as you’ll see tomorrow when my Life Stories show with @Joancollinsdbe airs at 9pm."

The response came after a follower wrote: "But you’re not being urged to 'be gotten rid of”' the guy was referencing when ITV got rid of you…which they did! And you go on about virtue signalling!! Give me strength."

Meghan is set to give her first interview since giving birth to her daughter Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor on June 4.

The chat with host Samantha Balaban will be the only interview Meghan does about the book, according to friend and royal columnist Omid Scobie.

The book, titled The Bench, is inspired by Prince Harry's relationship with son Archie.

Meghan explained that the book began as a poem she wrote to celebrate Harry's first father's day as a dad, which took place a month after Archie's arrival.

Illustrated by Christian Robinson, the book features paintings of a soldier with red hair carrying his son and a forlorn woman looking out of a window.

Speaking about the book, which was released by Penguin Random House on June 8, Meghan said in a statement:

"That poem became this story.

"Christian layered in beautiful and ethereal watercolor illustrations that capture the warmth, joy, and comfort of the relationship between fathers and sons from all walks of life; this representation was particularly important to me, and Christian and I worked closely to depict this special bond through an inclusive lens.

"My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the makeup, as much as it does with mine."

Featured image credit: PA Images / Alamy