Harry & Meghan - Piers Morgan storms off Good Morning Britain as co-presenter Alex Beresford defends Meghan Markle

Television presenter, Piers Morgan, stormed off the set of Good Morning Britain on Tuesday morning after fellow presenter, Alex Beresford, defended the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 10:55 am

Veteran journalist Morgan has been scathing of the duchess in the past and in recent days he has derided her and husband, Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, for comments they made during an explosive interview with American talk show host, Oprah Winfrey.

Presenter Alex Beresford criticised Piers Morgan for continuing to "trash" Meghan Markle after she supposedly stopped talking to him a few years ago.

"I understand that you [Piers Morgan] don't like Meghan Markle - you have made it so clear on this programme a number of times and I understand you have or had a personal relationship with Meghan Markle and she cut you off - she's entitled to cut you off if she wants to.

"Has she said anything about you since she cut you off? I don't think she has but you continue to trash her."

It was at this moment that Morgan stormed off the set saying: "Okay, I am done with this, sorry, can't do this."

Mr. Beresford called for the media to "take a step back" and consider how the trauma of his mother's death when he was 12 years-old has had a lasting impact on Prince Harry.

"They have had an overwhelming amount of negative press," said Alex Beresford.

"There was bad press around the engagement and before the engagement and everything that has followed since has been incredibly damaging to, quite clearly, Meghan's mental health and to Harry.

"I hear Piers [Morgan] say that you know William has gone through the same thing but siblings will experience tragedy in their life - one will be absolute fine and brush it off and one will not be able to deal with it so strongly - that is what has happened to Prince Harry in this situation.

"He [Harry] walked behind his mother's coffin at a tender, tender age in front of the globe - that is going to shape a young boy for the rest of his life so I think we all need to take a step back."

Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan storms of set during discussion on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan storms of set during discussion on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle interview with Oprah Winfrey.