Good Morning Britain journalist Piers Morgan, 53, has already given his opinion on the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle’s latest royal engagement last week, which saw the 37-year-old sharing support for sex workers at a Bristol charity.
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The pregnant royal visited charity One25 with her husband the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, and she assisted the staff in preparing food parcels for some of the women.
The royal then shared a story she’d learned from a dinner lady in a US school who had chosen to write messages on the fruit for her pupils each day, before asking to try out the method with One25.
Today on the ITV programme, Piers took things one step further when he began mimicking the Duchess for her actions.
During a debate about the Duchess’ decision, and the following criticism from some people about her using the moment as a publicity stunt, Piers declared: “Giving a sex worker a banana is clearly exposing her to potential mockery.
“I’m sorry!” he said with a flourish.
The debate continued on with Rebecca Reid and Annabel Giles, but Piers couldn’t resist chiming in at every opportunity.
“If you’d been advising Meghan Markle before this, would you have said maybe not the bananas?” he demanded.
“I would say maybe tone it down a bit,” one guest answered with a smile, but Piers ignored her.
Mocking the Duchess, the journalist took on a high voice as he exclaimed: “Hand me my Sharpie, my moment has come.”
The presenter’s co-host Susanna Reid, 48, could barely stomach his cries, and she rapidly covered her face with her hands.
“It’s so patronising,” Piers continued. “‘You are strong,’ come on!”
In response to Rebecca commenting on supporters using their privilege to help the women, Piers continued to criticise the move.
“You mean Meghan Markle is, she’s living in a palace! You couldn’t get any more privileged than that!” he sniped.
As the conversation came to a close, Piers joked: “Anyway next time, ask me.”
“Otherwise…” he laughed, before the show switched to a pre-recorded message of him exclaiming “the world’s gone bananas”.
While some were in agreement with the presenter’s comments, other viewers took to Twitter to support Meghan’s choice.
“Why can’t we just accept that Meghan Markle tried to do a nice thing?!” one person posted. “I don’t see why anyone should be offended, she was just trying to help send some positivity.
“And has it not publicised the issue?! People need to get a grip there are more important things #gmb.”
Another wrote: “Oh for goodness sake… leave Meghan alone. What a lovely gesture she made, positive messages, what an absolute waste of air time that was. #GMB”
“Piers still butt-hurt over getting ghosted by Meghan I see… time to #Manup #GMB,” a third said.