Adil Ray rages at Piers Morgan over Meghan Markle book criticism ‘Why would you knock it’
Adil Ray and Susanna Reid discuss Meghan Markle's book
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Meghan Markle announced her upcoming children’s book exploring a relationship between a father and son, inspired by Prince Harry and their son, Archie. Piers Morgan penned a scathing response to the news which prompted Good Morning Britain host Adil Ray to slam the former presenter over his criticism of the Duchess of Sussex.
It was announced yesterday by publisher Random House that the Duchess of Sussex has written a children’s book titled The Bench, which explores the relationship between a father and son.
In his latest column for The Daily Mail, Piers wrote a scathing article mocking the book and questioning her latest venture after Meghan disowned her own father.
“How the hell can Meghan ‘I hate royalty but call me Duchess’ Markle preach about father-child relationships when she’s disowned her own Dad, and wrecked her husband’s relationship with his?” he wrote.
Adil was quick to hit back on GMB, commenting: “I think it’s great! I think it’s interesting.
“I think it’s a great story. I think it’s a great idea about the father and son relationship.
“Often when we think about children’s books we think about the mother and daughter. In these times, it’s quite interesting.
“It’s clearly going to be personal with her relationship with her own son and Harry.
“I think it’s fantastic, I think it’s positive. I think it’s a great thing. I think she’s done really well. What’s more to say about it?” he continued.
“Why would you knock it? Why would anybody knock it?”
Her co-host Susanna Reid appeared shocked at Adil’s kind words, prompting Sean Fletcher to point out: “You’re flabbergasted to have someone here who praises Meghan Markle’s book. You’re speechless, aren’t you Susanna?”
“Absolutely right!” she laughed.
“No, I think it’s fantastic and good luck to them. I think they’re both doing very well.” Adil continued.
The presenter also noted Meghan is not the first member of the royal family to start a commercial venture.
“This idea that members of the Royal Family who have commercial interest, this is nothing new. It’s what they’ve done all the time,” Adil said.
Susanna agreed, adding Prince Charles and Fergie wrote a children’s book respectively “back in the day”.
“It suddenly becomes a bit contentious because it’s Meghan Markle for some reason, I can’t quite put my finger on why that might be,” said Adil.
Piers has long criticised the Duchess of Sussex for her actions while she has been a senior member of the Royal Family, including her relationship with estranged father Thomas Markle.
He wrote: “Ms Markle’s seemingly unlimited thirst for committing attention-seeking acts of gargantuan hypocrisy, this seemed beyond parody.
“I wonder how much these touching sentiments will resonate with her own family, or her husband’s?”
Piers went on to criticise Prince Harry for speaking to Oprah Winfrey while Prince Philip was in hospital.
“He did this as Charles was desperately worried about HIS father, Prince Philip, who was lying seriously ill in hospital and later died,” Piers continued.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am.
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