Meghan Markle and Prince Harry report Piers Morgan to Ofcom over Oprah rant

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have lodged a complaint with Ofcom over ITV’s Good Morning Britain, it has emerged.

They went to the regulator following Piers Morgan’s comments on their interview with Oprah Winfrey.

It comes after the Duchess of Sussex complained to ITV over the former GMB host, who quit this week.

She reportedly raised "concerns" about his remarks and how they affect the issue of mental health.

An Ofcom spokesman said: “We can confirm receipt of a standards complaint made on behalf of the Duchess of Sussex.”

In the CBS Oprah chat which aired on Sunday night in the US, the duchess revealed she had felt suicidal when the pressures of life as a royal became unbearable.

On Monday Piers, 55, said he did not believe a "word she says" in the explosive interview.

Before he left he had an on-air spat with weatherman Alex Beresford, who accused him of "trashing" Meghan before Piers walked off.

He later left the channel and admitted he lost his job because he refused to apologise for his comments.

His rant sparked an Ofcom investigation after more than 41,000 people complained to the broadcasting watchdog.

Mental health charity Mind also criticised his remarks.

In a letter posted on Instagram on Friday, he said he lost his job "because I chose not to apologise for disbelieving Meghan Markle's claims in her interview with Oprah Winfrey".

He added: "I thus became the latest 'victim' of the cancel culture that is permeating our country, every minute, of every hour, of everyday.

"Though of course, I consider myself to be neither a victim, nor actually cancelled.

"However, I do believe the defence of free speech and the right to express honestly held opinions, is the most important issue of my career, and the most important issue in British society."

An ITV spokesperson said: "Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has decided now is the time to leave Good Morning Britain.

"ITV has accepted this decision and has nothing further to add."

The Daily Star has contacted a representative for the Sussexes.

  • Meghan Markle
  • Good Morning Britain
  • Piers Morgan

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