Piers Morgan has once again found himself at the center of controversy with his latest comments about Prince Harry, whom he labeled a “royal traitor” following Harry’s brief visit to the UK where he did not meet with his brother, Prince William. Morgan, the 58-year-old television personality known for his candid and often contentious remarks, especially regarding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, took to his X account (previously known as Twitter) to express his disapproval of Prince Harry’s actions.
In a bold statement, Morgan declared, “Prince William is right to have nothing to do with royal traitor Harry,” further fueling the ongoing public discourse surrounding the strained relationship between the royal siblings. Morgan’s criticism did not stop there; he escalated his rhetoric by suggesting a hypothetical and extreme reaction if he were in Prince William’s position, stating he would “dismember” Harry for his perceived betrayals against the royal family, reported by Mirror.
This provocative commentary was aired on his television show, where Morgan elaborated on his severe disapproval of anyone who, in his view, maligns their family in such a public and damaging manner. He described a graphic and violent scenario of dismemberment and incineration as a metaphor for the depth of his outrage, only to backtrack slightly by clarifying that his comments were meant metaphorically, indicating a state of extreme anger rather than an actual intent to harm.
The reaction to Morgan’s remarks was swift and severe, with viewers and social media users expressing shock and dismay at the intensity and nature of his comments. Criticism ranged from questioning Morgan’s focus on attacking Prince Harry and Meghan Markle instead of addressing more pressing issues, such as King Charles’s health, to outright horror at the violent imagery invoked by Morgan’s words.
Some individuals went as far as to suggest that Morgan’s comments warranted legal attention, tagging law enforcement agencies in posts to highlight the severity of his statements. This incident adds another chapter to the ongoing saga of Morgan’s public feuds with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, reinforcing his reputation as a divisive figure unafraid to court controversy in his commentary on royal affairs.