Piers Morgan Blasts Princess Diana Statue: 'Not Great'

Piers Morgan criticized the memorial statue of Princess Diana that was unveiled in London yesterday, deeming the sculpture "not the best."

The former Good Morning Britain presenter shared his thoughts on the statute that was unveiled on what would have been the former Princess of Wales' 60th birthday.

"Let's be honest—it's not a great statue of Diana," Morgan tweeted along with a photo of the piece.

Let’s be honest - it’s not a great statue of Diana. pic.twitter.com/V8KZkbDmFF

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 1, 2021

The statue was sculpted by artist Ian Rank-Broadley, who said he aimed to reflect the warmth, elegance and energy of the late royal.

"We wanted to capture her warmth and humanity while showcasing the impact she had across generations," Rank-Broadley said of the statue in a statement from Kensington Palace. "I hope that people will enjoy visiting the statue and the Sunken Garden, and taking a moment to remember The Princess."

However, it appears not to be to Morgan's taste.

The controversial television personality and journalist also posted a tribute to Princess Diana on Twitter this week.

Along with a photo of him and Diana at an event before her death, Morgan wrote that she "just wanted to be loved."

"Princess Diana would have been 60 today. She was a charismatic, smart, beautiful, contrary, sensitive, funny, unforgiving & mischievous lady with a massive generous heart," he tweeted. "Biggest star in the world but I think all her demons were driven by one thing: she just wanted to be loved."

Princess Diana would have been 60 today. She was a charismatic, smart, beautiful, contrary, sensitive, funny, unforgiving & mischievous lady with a massive generous heart. Biggest star in the world but I think all her demons were driven by one thing: she just wanted to be loved. pic.twitter.com/NNZYrcoyXZ

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 1, 2021

Meanwhile, in his Daily Mail column this week, Morgan reflected on the Princess' life and personality, describing her as "fabulous but difficult, mischievous but sensitive, compassionate but unforgiving, kind but stubborn, hilarious but contrary, loyal but uncompromising, vulnerable but manipulative."

"That, in a sense, was her magic," he said.

"She was an unpredictable, high-energy whirlwind of radiantly beautiful, hugely charismatic drama."

Morgan said he finds it "hard to believe" that Diana has been dead for 24 years.

"It's hard to believe it's been 24 years since that horrific night in Paris when Diana and her lover Dodi Fayed died at the hands of a drunken, speeding French driver, pursued by the paparazzi with whom she had such a love-hate relationship," he wrote.

"It's also hard to imagine what such an iconic beauty would have been like as an older lady entering her seventh decade. I think she'd have loathed the ageing process.

"But it's not so hard to guess what she would have wanted most for her big birthday: peace and harmony between her sons."

Thursday's statue unveiling saw Diana's sons Prince William and Prince Harry reunite to honor their mother.

Princess Diana and Piers Morgan
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, during the unveiling of a statue they commissioned of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, on what would have been her 60th birthday on July 1, 2021, in London, England. Piers Morgan (R) has criticized the statue. Getty/WireImage