Piers Morgan blasts Harry and Meghan Remembrance Day pictures as ‘distasteful PR stunt’

Piers Morgan blasts Harry and Meghan Remembrance Day pictures as 'distasteful PR stunt'

Piers Morgan has blasted Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for what he described as a “distasteful PR stunt”.

The Good Morning Britain Presenter laid into the royal after pictures were release of him and his wife were pictured paying their respects at a military cemetery in Los Angeles on Remembrance Sunday.

Piers blasted the pair, saying: “They go to a military cemetery in Los Angeles and they then invite a photographer – one of their preferred photographers – remember they’re privacy minded, these two – they don’t like the press they don’t like photography and they’re controlling it.

“And they then release a series of images of themselves at a cemetery laying flowers and a wreath and paying tribute.

“Prince Harry’s perfectly entitled as a former member of the armed forces to pay tribute to the armed forces, of course he is.

“However this smacked to me of a really distasteful PR stunt designed to say to the palace ‘you might try to stop me having my right to have a liveried servant lay my wreath but you’re not going to stop be grabbing the PR headlines.

“And that, I’m sorry, sticks in my gullet”

Susanna Reid came back with: “OK or my side of the story is that the armed forces mean a lot to Prince Harry. He served ten years. He was blocked allegedly from having a wreath in his name placed at the Cenotaph, why wouldn’t he want to show his respects when he has such a strong connection to the military? If you don’t do it with a photographer people don’t know you’ve done it.”

To which Piers responded: “Oh please do me a favour – you just issue a statement saying you’re thinking of people.” Lance MortonSkull

However viewers on Twitter were largely behind Harry/

RM070581 said: “I agree with Susanna here.”

Panzerfrank added: “10 years service gives him the right to lay a wreath.  He is entitled to be photographed remembering the dead and wounded so his comrades know he hasn’t forgotten.  People who served with him tell me he is a good guy.”

FrancisLaye said: “Im sure they were just paying their respects.. I don’t think people do stunts on Remembrance Sunday.”

However Janet Maude said: “OMG – this is the first time I’ve ever agreed with Piers Morgan.”