PIERS Morgan has clashed with his telly rival, BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker, in a bitter Twitter spat over Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
The Good Morning Britain star has been vocal in his criticism of the royals after they complained in an ITV documentary about how the media was treating them.
Piers Morgan has clashed with his telly rival, BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker, in a bitter Twitter spat over Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Piers angrily accused the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of being self-obsessed, after they spoke of their own struggles while on a trip to Africa to highlight poverty, racism and violence against women.
However, his tweet was ridiculed by Walker in a post that prompted Piers to respond: “Imagine being the dullest, most excruciatingly virtue-signalling, tediously opinion-devoid, toe-curlingly snivelling sycophant on TV?
ps For the record, I never asked Meghan for a drink, she asked me.”
The BBC star had accused his ITV counterpart of “picking” on Meghan because she “didn’t want to go out for a second drink with you.”
Walker laughed off Piers’ insult and said he was “losing the plot.”
Dan regularly jousts with Piers on social media
Determined to get the last word, Piers drew attention to their respective number of Twitter followers.
He wrote: “Now you mention it, I currently have 6.2 million more followers than you, which makes me 11 times as popular.
“Not sure how you can enjoy your Monday after that, but good luck!”
Sunday night’s documentary provided a fascinating insight into Harry and Meghan’s life.
The 38-year-old revealed how she tried to adopt the Royal Familys stiff upper lip but found it really damaging.
Sunday night’s documentary provided a fascinating insight into Harry and Meghan’s life
The Duchess of Sussex said her attempt to ignore the media spotlight in the traditional royal manner only caused more unhappiness.
She said: Youve got to thrive, youve got to feel happy. And I think I really tried to adopt the British sensibility of a stiff upper lip.
Ive tried but I think that what that does internally is probably really damaging.
I never thought this would be easy. But I thought it would be fair and thats the part thats really hard to reconcile.
The Duchess of Sussex said her attempt to ignore the media spotlight in the traditional royal manner only caused more unhappiness
But I do just take each day as it comes.
Meanwhile Harry was asked if he worried whether Meghan may face the same pressures as his mum, the late Princess Diana, who died in 1997 in a car crash in Paris.
He said: “I will always protect my family, and now I have a family to protect.
“So everything that she [Diana] went through, and what happened to her, is incredibly important every single day, and that is not me being paranoid, that is just me not wanting a repeat of the past.”
The prince described his mental health and the way he deals with the pressures of his life as a matter of “constant management”.
He said: “I thought I was out of the woods and then suddenly it all came back, and this is something that I have to manage.
“Part of this job is putting on a brave face but, for me and my wife, there is a lot of stuff that hurts, especially when the majority of it is untrue.”