Piers Morgan accuses Meghan Markle and Prince Harry of ‘ditching their entire families’

The outspoken TV presenter hit out after it emerged the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who quit the Royal Family earlier this year, have signed a multi-year deal with American TV streaming service Netflix to create TV series, films and children’s shows. Piers made his jibe after Meghan and Harry promised to make “inspirational family programming”.

He posted on Twitter: “From two people who’ve ditched their entire families…”

Meghan has a turbulent relationship with her estranged father Thomas Markle Snr.

The Duchess is said to have last spoken to her father in the run-up to her Royal Wedding in May 2018.

Piers Morgan

Following news Mr Markle needed an emergency heart surgery, the worried Duchess of Sussex asked her father for more details and offered to send a security officer to protect him, according to the upcoming biography Finding Freedom.

But the relationship quickly deteriorated after it emerged Mr Markle set up a paparazzi photoshoot ahead of the wedding.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry’s relationship with his Royal Family has been under the spotlight following his sensational decision to quit the Firm, and the life he has always known earlier this year.