Piers Morgan Says Meghan Markle Gets 'No Worse Media Treatment' Than Princess Diana

Piers Morgan has denied any negative press for Meghan Markle stems from racism, and said that the duchess is given "no worse media treatment" than other royals such as Princess Diana and the Duchess of Cambridge.

The British former-tabloid editor made the claims as he doubled down on his dismissal of claims in Meghan's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Writing in the Mail on Sunday, a newspaper that recently lost a lawsuit against the duchess, Morgan said others who married into the Royal Family, including Prince Harry's mother, Diana, and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, received similar press scrutiny.

"Meghan's had no worse media treatment than other Royal brides such as Diana, Fergie, Kate, Camilla or even that other Monarchy-rattling American divorcee, Wallis Simpson," Morgan said.

"But she's the first to claim negative press has been motivated by racism, and it's a very dangerous charge to make with so little to back it up."

Princess Diana died in on August 31, 1997, in a car crash in Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris, France, following a chase from the paparazzi.

During the interview with Winfrey, Prince Harry expressed fears of "history repeating" itself with his wife due to the "constant barrage" of media criticism down the years.

"I've said that before on numerous occasions, very publicly. And what I was seeing was history repeating itself, but perhaps, or definitely, far more dangerous, because then you add race in, and you add social media in," he said.

"And when I talk about history repeating itself, I'm talking about my mother."

In February, Meghan won a landmark legal battle against the British press after a judge ruled that the Mail on Sunday violated her right to privacy by publishing extracts of a personal letter she wrote to her father after she married Prince Harry.

The Sussexes representatives also accused the U.K. broadsheet newspaper The Times of carrying out an "attack on [Meghan's] character" after publishing allegations she bullied Kensington Palace staff members.

"For these outlets, it's a game. For me and so many others, it's real life, real relationships, and very real sadness," Meghan said in a statement after her privacy claim victory. "The damage they have done and continue to do runs deep."

During his op-ed, Morgan also denied any suggestion that Meghan's first child Archie was denied a title of Prince because of "concerns" about his potential skin tone and defending his claims disputing that Buckingham Palace told Meghan she could not get medical help after she experienced suicidal thoughts due to intense media scrutiny.

Morgan points out that great grandchildren of the Monarch are no longer bestowed with Royal titles unless they are in the direct line to the throne, following a 1917 rule change.

"For all their guff in the interview about supporting the Queen, it's the Monarch who decides such titles so they were effectively accusing Harry's grandmother and Britain's Head of State of being racist," Morgan wrote.

"So, the most serious assertion, one that has already sent racially charged America into a tailspin of outrage, was a falsehood presumably designed to cause maximum harm to the Royals."

Morgan has denied accusations that he had targeted Meghan because she is biracial.

"It didn't matter that I've never said anything racist about her or that my only comments about her race have been to repeatedly say how great it was that a bi-racial woman married into the Royal Family," Morgan wrote.

"No, it appears that questioning Meghan's fork-tongued 'truth' is now a racist hate crime."

The Duke and Duchess' Archewell Foundation have been contacted for comment.

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Piers Morgan seen leaving his West London home to take his daughter Elise to school on March 10, 2021 in London, England. Piers Morgan has defended his criticism of Meghan Markle over her interview with Oprah Winfrey in a lengthy Daily Mail opinion piece. MWE/GC Images)/Getty Images