Piers Morgan has said that he would interview Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘in a heartbeat’, although he added that if he were to speak to them, it would be a ‘very different’ conversation to the one they shared with Oprah Winfrey.
On Monday 8 March, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s no-holds-barred chat with media mogul Oprah – which will delve into their decision to step down as senior members of the royal family – is set to air on ITV.
American network CBS said that the ‘wide-ranging interview’ will cover how Meghan is ‘handling life under intense public pressure’, in addition to how her and Prince Harry’s ‘future hopes and dreams for their expanding family’.
Despite Piers’ extreme criticism of the upcoming interview, stating that he thought the timing of it was ‘crass’ given the Duke of Edinburgh being treated in hospital, on today’s This Morning, he told Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby that he wouldn’t hesitate to interview Harry and Meghan if given the chance.
When questioned by Holly if he would invite them onto his chat show Life Stories, Piers replied: ‘Oh, in a heartbeat.’
‘But it would be a very different interview,’ the broadcaster added. ‘What worries me about what’s going to be happening on Sunday, particularly in the light of the revelations today in The Times, is that we’re going to get two hours of whining and “we’re the victims and it’s all been awful”.’
Holly then responded, remarking that their upcoming interview is ‘essentially freedom of speech’ and stating: ‘Are they not allowed to tell their story?’
While Piers said that they should ‘absolutely’ have the right to tell their story, he added: ‘I don’t think you can say we demand privacy and no critical coverage of our lives and then do open top bus interviews with camera crews for James Corden in Hollywood and then do a prime time two-hour Oprah special.’
The Good Morning Britain presenter said that if he were to get Harry and Meghan on his show, he would ‘really get into the weeds about what really went down in the 18 months that they were criticised’.
He added that he believes the British media were ‘incredibly supportive of them right until the point of the wedding’.
On Valentine’s Day, Harry and Meghan announced that they are expecting their second child, a younger sibling for their son, Archie.
It was reported this week that according to industry insiders, the couple’s interview with Oprah won’t be cancelled or delayed even if Prince Philip’s health worsens amid his hospital stay.
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.
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