Why Doesn’t Piers Morgan Like Meghan Markle?

It is extremely difficult to imagine anyone not liking Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex. After all, what is not to like? She is not only beautiful, but she’s intelligent, generous, and has such a kind heart — all qualities which reflect in her duties as a brand new royal, as well as her overall personality. It explains why Meghan has such a large circle of friends, high-profile people such as Amal Clooney and Serena Williams.

She also has a huge fan base, especially since her marriage to Prince Harry. People look up to her and admire all that she does. However, it seems that there is one person who doesn’t necessarily agree. Piers Morgan, Meghan’s one-time friend, has definitely changed his positive opinion of the duchess to a negative one. So, for all that are wondering what happened, let’s take a closer look at exactly why Piers does not like Meghan.

How did Meghan Markle and Piers Morgan meet?

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Meghan first met Piers, who is a British journalist and television personality, back in her acting days when she had the role of Rachel Zane on the legal drama Suits. Their friendship goes back to 2015, shortly before Meghan was introduced to her prince.

At the time, Piers was actually much more well-known than Meghan and, according to him, she was the one who made the initial contact via Twitter. They began exchanging messages and talking on a regular basis, building a friendship that Piers thought was pretty solid and stable. However, it appeared that Piers had much stronger feelings than Meghan did. They met up for a drink while Meghan was on a visit to London, and that seemed to be the end of everything.

How did Meghan Markle and Prince Harry relationship change her friendship with Piers Morgan?

It wasn’t long after Meghan and Piers’s meeting that she met with another famous Brit: Harry. Suddenly, the two became inseparable and Meghan was constantly being mentioned in U.K. tabloid articles. Piers was reportedly not at all happy about the rejection and, as it turns out, he didn’t walk away quietly.

Why does Piers Morgan bash Meghan Markle?

As we all know, Meghan and Harry were getting much more serious. They attended the Invictus Games together, entering the event hand-in-hand, proving that their relationship was meant to last. Before long, fans were on ring watch, while Piers was taking every opportunity that he could to bash Meghan in the media.

At one point, after their engagement, he wrote an article stating his feelings that Meghan’s acceptance of Harry’s marriage proposal prevented him from living life as he should. In addition, he referred to her as a “social climber” and said that she “ghosted” him as well. He even criticized her for posting wedding pictures on social media, something that millions of newlyweds do.

Unfortunately, Piers did not stop dragging Meghan into the news media after her engagement to Harry. It continued well beyond that, and even after the birth of Baby Archie. It appears that Piers thinks that Meghan is somewhat fake and that she is using her position as a new member of the royal family to bring attention to herself.

Why Piers Morgan does not like Meghan Markle?

One of the main reasons that Piers dislikes Meghan is because she seemingly ditched him after meeting Harry and because he feels she changed her husband too much. In his single days, Harry was a notorious partier, the rebel of the royal family. He has calmed down significantly since meeting Meghan and has even adopted a much healthier lifestyle. So many people like this new version of Harry, but Piers is very vocal about his resentment toward Meghan for molding who Harry is today.