By Sammie Jones-
Piers Morgan’s attack on Meghan as behaving hypocritical is unfair and justified when we listened carefully to the points made by the controversial and opinionated television presenter.
Morgan attacked the Dutchess of York for a post she put on Instagram about compassion. Meghan posted a quote from Dalai Mayal that read: ”I believe that at every level of society – familial, tribal, national and international – the key to a happier and most successful world is the growth of compassion. ”The caption said the post was a “quote for the week ahead”.
“Thank you for this quote,” Piers was not as approving.
He said: “I am all for Meghan learning about compassion, honestly I really am.
“She can start with the family she’s disowned, the father’s she’s disowned, all the friends she’s dumped over the years.
“That would be compassionate wouldn’t it? Pick the phone up, check if we’re all okay.
“This is my problem with them, there they are lecturing away about compassion – what about starting it at home?
Morgan seems to be overlooking how much damage Meghan’s family has had on her by selling stories to the press and bringing the royal family to disrepute. Compassion is not relevant in this instance because of the thoughtless and insensitive way her family went about their affairs with the press, going as far as staging a story on one occasion.
Piers Morgan went further to give an example of a person Meghan dated who did not hear from her again. The television presenter needs to understand that if a woman does not want to see a man she dated ever again, she has no duty to contact him. It all depends on her reasons, which we don’t know. Those criticising Meghan need to make sure their criticisms are fair otherwise they become the true hypocrite in the situation.
Under Attack: Cool Meghan Markle sips a drink outside a bar in 2016 Image: Bryan Derballa
The Dutchess Of York has also been criticised for not flying the flag for Britain by wearing a much higher percentage of her designer clothes form abroad than Kate Middleton, instead of buying them from the Uk. There has been no reason provided as to the offence committed in her choice to do so, if she prefers those designer clothes. If there were evidence to suggest that the only reason the Dutchess Of York has purchased most of her designer clothes from abroad was to snub Uk designers, that would be considerably different.
Editors note: If standard royal protocols require that members of the royal family reflect Britain fully in the clothes they wear, then any criticism of Ms Markle departing from those would be deserving of legitimate criticism. It is yet to be established whether this is the case.