Good Morning Britain ‘s Piers Morgan tore into his nemesis Meghan Markle and her husband Prince Harry on Monday’s show in a debate over whether Harry should renounce his claim to the throne and their titles of Duke and Duchess.
The couple have told the Queen they will not be returning to life as working royals and will therefore be stripped of their honorary military appointments and royal patronages.
Meghan and Harry are taking part in an explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in the US, which they reportedly recorded on the day Prince Phillip was taken into hospital, angering some people.
Outspoken critic of the couple Piers, said: “We will be debating today the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – should they no longer be called that, given how much they despise the Royal Family and everything it stands for.
“Apart from the wonderful ability it gives them with those titles to rake in millions of pounds in California.”
His co host Susanna Reid added: “Or is that something which is within the gift of The Queen, and should be left up to her?”
Piers retorted: “Yeah, but you can give it up yourself, though, couldn’t you?
“You could just renounce your own title, say, ‘We don’t need the royal titles, we don’t even like the royal family or the monarchy’.
“So, hand them back, it would be my view, you might disagree, we are going to be debating that.”
Later on in the show, Piers added: “They are making gazillions off their royal titles, so the question remains this, ‘Should they be able to continue trading as celebrities off being the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, titles gifted to them by marriage by the Queen?'”
Susanna continued to make the argument that Meghan and Harry wanted to be in control of their image and do things on their terms, but Piers called them hypocrites.
“It’s normally laced with utter hypocrisy, for example, saying, ‘I want you all to look after every carbon footprint that you tread’, says Prince Harry,” Piers ranted.
“Literally days later he is using Elton John’s private jet like a taxi service.”
Piers made the argument that Harry should give up his place in line for the throne, but he met his match in guest and fan of Meghan and Harry, Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, who told Piers he was a “petty petulant fragile man baby”.
Ranting about the Oprah interview, Piers said: “The gall of it.
“Also and I think more offensively, on Tuesday Oprah Winfrey flew in to their California home for two days of gutspilling about he royals with Meghan and Harry.
“On Tuesday, we knew the Prince Philip, his grandfather, had been taken to hospital.
“The idea that Prince Harry’s reaction would be to them sit down with the biggest talk show star in the world with his wife and spew, presumably, I think he is going to include some critical stuff about the royals as Prince Philip is lying in hospital.
“I’m sorry – but we are allowed to say, given they are still the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and making bazillions .
“We are entitled to go, ‘Sorry, that’s not on.”
* Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am