Livid Meghan Markle could get lawyers in over Piers Morgan row, says expert

Meghan Markle will be "absolutely livid" over Ofcom's decision to clear Piers Morgan and could "ask her lawyers to see what they can do", claims royal author Angela Levin.

Back in March, Piers stormed off Good Morning Britain live on air after questioning Meghan's claims that she was suicidal.

The regulator ruled yesterday that Piers was allowed to give his opinions about Meghan on GMB, saying that restricting him would be an "unwarranted and chilling restriction on freedom of expression".

Piers has now said that the Duchess of Sussex wrote to ITV boss Dame Carolyn McCall after the ruling, demanding "his head on a plate" in a "nauseating" bid for revenge.

He also took to Twitter to celebrate the win, describing it as a "resounding victory for free speech and a resounding defeat for Princess Pinocchios" before jokingly asking for his job back. Levin doesn't think Meghan will be as pleased.

The expert told The Sun: "I think she will be absolutely livid and she’ll ask her lawyers to see what they can do about it.

"She can’t cope with someone saying she didn’t tell the truth. Because she is all about compassion and understanding and caring for people."

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Other royal commentators have more sympathy for the Duchess. Ingrid Seward, editor in chief of Majesty Magazine, said: "I should think she will be upset because he was extremely rude about her.

"I absolutely understand him saying she was telling a lot of untruths but we don’t know if she was suicidal or not so I don’t think that’s fair."

Following the Sussexes explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, Piers' original rant on GMB saw 57,000 complaints lodged to Ofcom – the most in a decade – sparking an investigation by the regulator.

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After yesterday's conclusion to that investigation, Levin reckons Meghan won't back down. She said: "I think saying that is a fair ruling is not in Meghan’s vocabulary. She is a very, very determined woman that’s why she has gone so far."

Ofcom has said that Piers' rant was "legitimate" and that it was in the public interest for him to question Meghan's claims.

Among other things in a lengthy statement, Ofcom said: "Consistent with the right to freedom of expression, broadcasters can portray strong views on the matter.

"Ofcom is clear that, consistent with freedom of expression, Mr Morgan was entitled to say he disbelieved the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's allegations and to hold and express strong views that rigorously challenged their account."

It went on: "The Code allows for individuals to express strongly held and robustly argued views, including those that are potentially harmful or highly offensive."

The Daily Star has approached the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for comment.

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