Piers Morgan has claimed that Harry and Meghan have ‘bullied’ the Queen into getting their way after crisis talks today at Sandringham over the Sussexes future.
Wading into the row following the Queen’s historic confirmation today that the pair would step down, Mr Morgan tweeted: ‘Harry/Meghan have successfully bullied the Queen into letting them have their cake & eat it.’
The Queen released a message earlier confirming that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would step back as senior royals and split their time between
The statement came after a summit at Sandringham between the Queen and Princes Charles, William and Harry, with Meghan believed to have dialled in from Canada.
Mr Morgan’s suggestion that the couple ‘bullied’ the Queen follows claims published today that it was in fact the elder brother William who had bullied Harry and Meghan.
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Wading into the row following the Queen’s historic confirmation today that the pair would step down, Piers Morgan tweeted: ‘Harry/Meghan have successfully bullied the Queen into letting them have their cake & eat it’
Mr Morgan, who has made plain his views on the Duchess of Sussex in recent days, did not mince his words this evening, accusing Meghan and Harry of bullying the monarch
The Times claimed that
But hitting back before the Sandringham talks Harry and William slammed the ‘false story’, adding: ‘For brothers who care so deeply about the issues surrounding mental health, the use of inflammatory language in this way is offensive and potentially harmful’.
Mr Morgan made plain his views on the Sussexes this morning on ITV, saying: ‘The Queen’s just had to fire her middle son, her 98-year-old husband is very sick and these two little spoiled brats are holding her to ransom at the worst moment.
‘If they want to leave after 18 months then that’s fine,’ he said before speaking directly to Meghan: ‘I always thought you’d do this anyway. You quit your friends, you quit your dad, and you quit your jobs.’
He added: ‘She disowned her entire family apart from her mother. Harry’s never met his father-in-law, she’s ditched her old friends who got cut dead. She’s split up those boys, Harry from his brother.’
In her statement this afternoon, the Queen expressed deep disappointment at the couple’s decision to quit their Royal duties and said there would be ‘a transition period’ while the final settlement is thrashed out.
The monarch said: ‘Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family.
‘My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family.
The Queen (pictured attending church at Sandringham on Sunday), who was left deeply hurt by her grandson’s decision to release the statement without her knowledge, has summoned Princes Charles, William and Harry for a crisis meeting to resolve the Sussexes future
The Queen’s statement in full this evening after a day of showdown talks to decide the futures of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
‘Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family.
‘Harry and Meghan have made clear that they do not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives.
‘It has therefore been agreed that there will be a period of transition in which the Sussexes will spend time in Canada and the UK.
‘These are complex matters for my family to resolve, and there is some more work to be done, but I have asked for final decisions to be reached in the coming days.’
After spending the afternoon bunkered down in crunch talks inside the grand house’s Long Library, Charles, William and Harry left the Norfolk estate in separate cars.
The Queen, who is desperate to chart a way out of the crisis raging through the Family ranks, has ordered courtiers to double down on developing a blueprint for the Sussexes future to be completed within days.
In a hint Harry and Meghan will completely sever ties with the Family, Her Majesty broke with protocol to refer to the couple by their first names rather than the ‘Duke and Duchesss of Sussex’, suggesting they are poised to be stripped of their HRH titles.
A source told The Times that Harry and Meghan felt pushed out of the royal family by his older brother William, who will see his younger sibling face-to-face at Sandringham later (pictured together on July 10, 2018)
Royal commentator Victoria Arbiter said the move was likely to be telling, tweeting: ‘I do think it was very striking, particularly in a statement from the Queen.’
And Reacting to the statement, Queen Elizabeth biographer and royal historian Robert Lacey said the language was an immensely personal intervention uncharacteristic of typical Palace communiqués.
He told BBC Radio 4: ‘It is remarkably hands-on. I mean it may have been processed through officials but this is the Queen, speaking to her people and speaking about her family, and I think coming right through it is the concern she feels.’