MOSCOW, March 10 – RIA Novosti. British Prince Harry's wife Meghan Markle has filed a complaint against ITV after being criticized by the host for an interview with Harry and Meghan Oprah Winfrey, ITV royals columnist Chris Ship said.
Earlier it was reported that the British media regulator Ofcom launched an investigation into the Good Morning Britain program. The program is broadcast on ITV, and on Monday, the show's host Piers Morgan accused Harry and Meghan of disrespecting the monarchy, who spoke of racism and pressure from the royal family. Morgan's column on this topic also appeared in Mail Online. The journalist accused Harry and Megan of using racist propaganda, unsubstantiated accusations and disrespect for the prince's father and grandmother. After the statement from the regulator, ITV announced that Morgan was leaving the program.
“The Duchess of Sussex filed a formal complaint against ITV on Monday. It is believed that it was directed to the CEO of the broadcaster. Megan expressed concerns about how Morgan's words affect the topic of mental health and how they might affect people contemplating suicide,” – posted by Ship on Twitter.
In an interview with the famous American TV presenter Oprah Winfrey, the retired Duke and Duchess of Sussex made several sensational statements that hurt the royal family and the image of the British monarchy. In particular, Markle said that one of her husband's relatives (later Winfrey clarified that they were neither Elizabeth II nor Prince Philip) expressed concerns about the skin color of her unborn child and that she herself had thoughts of suicide, and she help was denied. She also said that she was offended by the wife of Harry's older brother, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate.
So … the Duchess of Sussex formally filed a complaint to @ITV on Monday.
It's thought to have been sent to the broadcaster's CEO.
Meghan raised concerns about how @ piersmorgan's words affect the issue of mental health and what it might do to others contemplating suicide pic.twitter.com/rA09dOQ4GN
– Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) March 10, 2021
The British royal family, two days after the broadcast of the interview in the US, said that it is serious about the words of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle about racism, noting that “some memories may diverge.” Buckingham Palace has promised to solve all the issues raised, and especially the racial one, in a private way.