‘It’s quite ironic’: Piers Morgan questions Meghan and Harry’s decision to use the Queen’s nickname for their new baby daughter after couple spent weeks ‘trashing the royal family and the monarchy’
Piers Morgan has mocked the irony of Harry and Meghan’s decision to use the Queen’s nickname for their new baby daughter after the couple spent weeks ‘trashing the royal family and the monarchy’.
The MailOnline editor-at-large took aim at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after the couple announced the birth of Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor on Sunday.
Whether the couple had consulted the Queen before using her pet moniker to name their second child – who was born on Friday evening British time – is unclear.
Morgan on Monday morning questioned the choice of baby name in the wake of Harry and Meghan’s explosive claims about the Royal Family during an Oprah Winfrey interview in March.
‘I think it’s quite ironic isn’t it,’ he said when asked by Today show host Karl Stefanovic what he thought of the name.
‘You have this couple who have been trashing the royal family and the monarchy for the last few weeks and they have named the baby after the Queen.’
Meghan, 39, and Harry, 36, plunged the Windsors into crisis with the televised interview in March, when they accused an unnamed royal of making a racist remark about Archie’s skin tone and claimed the royals failed to help the duchess when she was suicidal.
Morgan – a fierce critic of the couple – said he wondered if the decision to honour the Queen was Harry and Meghan’s way of making peace with the Royal Family.
‘Maybe it’s their way of reaching out, as the Americans say, to the royals and wanting some kind of end to this on-running feud,’ he said.
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