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.”