By Stephanie Nolasco
Published March 28, 2019
The British broadcaster appeared Thursday on Australia’s “Today” show, where he slammed the Duchess of Sussex and labeled her a “social climber.”
When journalist Deborah Knight asked the 53-year-old if the former American actress “is really fake and a piece of work” as he’s called her before, Morgan immediately quipped, “You know what I’m sorry to have to say I’m afraid I think she is.”
“Although some people really like her and are falling for this act I’m afraid I see a bit of hard-nosed actress,” he explained. “She’s been using people on her way up to what is now, of course, the top, which is marrying into the royal family.”
Morgan alleged he and the former “Suits” star, 37, were friends back in 2016 before she married Britain’s Prince Harry in May 2018 and officially became a member of the royal family.
“I had a couple of pints of real ale and she had dirty martinis,” he claimed. “She said afterward in the cab, ‘I had a great time. Love to see you again.’ It was purely platonic I hasten to add. She went in that cab that night to a party Prince Harry was at and the next night she went on the date with him. I never heard from her again. Ever. I don’t like people that behave like that. It’s kind of rude. It showed me that she, I’m afraid, is probably a bit of a social climber."
Morgan alleged he “got to know her quite well” over the two-year period, insisting they “would message each other a lot, email a lot.”
But Morgan shared he was unimpressed with the way the 37-year-old treated him after she began dating Harry, 34, immediately disappearing.
“Good luck to Harry,” said Morgan. “I hope he knows what he’s doing. If it all goes wrong don’t come crying to me. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”
This isn’t the first time Morgan has slammed Markle. In December 2018, he branded her as “fake” after reports emerged she was allegedly rude to palace staff.
“I’ve had my own experience with her, which was not great, to be honest,” he alleged, as reported by UK’s The Sun. “I knew her for about a year and a half. I got on really well with her and then bang, she met someone more important and immediately ghosted. I never heard from her ever again and the old slippery slope ladder had gone up and she social climbed her way out of my orbit.
“So my experience wasn’t great, I’ve got to be honest with you. And everything I’ve seen since does slightly smack of an actress, a Hollywood actress, seizing her chance and acting her way to the top.”
Markle and Harry are expecting their first child this spring.