Piers Morgan delivered a scathing review of Prince Harry’s tell-all book “Spare” — which is due out on Tuesday — saying that the ex-pat prince and his wife, “Suits” alum Meghan Markle, should be stripped of all titles and barred from King Charles III’s coronation.
“Hypocrite Harry must now lie in his treacherous bed, just like he lies about everything else,” Morgan headlined his article, which was published Monday in The New York Post. He then went into detail about a number of the things he believed Harry was lying about.
Having read the book himself, Morgan said that the “first laugh-out-loud lie” actually came from Harry’s interview with ITV when the prince told interviewer Tom Bradby, “Nothing of what I’ve done in this book or otherwise has ever been with any intention to harm them or hurt them.”
Comparing that to former President Bill Clinton’s claim regarding former intern Monica Lewinsky — “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” — Morgan said that Harry’s statement was effectively “a denial of something everyone, including him, knew to be 100% true.”
Morgan went on to argue that the destruction of the royals had very clearly been Harry’s goal since he and Markle first began to step away from their official duties in 2020 — and the book, he said, only served to further that goal.
“Far from seeking the privacy he pretends to crave, he’s coughed his confessional guts up to anyone prepared to give him a massive fee to trash his family, from Oprah and Netflix to Spotify and now Penguin Random House,” Morgan continued, noting that the book began with the revelation of a private conversation Harry had with his father immediately after the loss of Prince Philip.
“Can you imagine a more despicably intrusive thing for a family member to put into the public domain?” Morgan asked.
Morgan noted personal and sometimes vicious attacks leveled at King Charles, his Queen Consort Camilla, and, repeatedly, at Prince William and Princess Kate.
“He even reveals, without any permission, that William is circumcised,” Morgan noted. “Yes, a guy who hates press intrusion tells the world in a media interview that his brother had the tip of his foreskin severed.”
Some of Harry’s revelations, Morgan continued, could even be dangerous — like the claim that he killed 25 Taliban, which may not sit well with the current government in Afghanistan. Noting that Harry’s claims could anger Muslims around the world, Morgan suggested that such comments could ultimately provoke attacks against him: “It makes an absolute mockery of his claim that he quit Britain to protect his family.”
Comparing the insults and attacks in the book with Harry’s charitable foundation — which boasts to “lead the way with compassion,” Morgan added, “Harry is to compassion what Madonna is to growing old gracefully.”
“What disingenuous tripe,” Morgan concluded, calling for the prince and his wife to lose their titles, their standing, and their invitations to the upcoming coronation.
“As I have said many times, and reiterate now, Harry and Meghan must be stripped of all their remaining titles immediately. And they shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near the coronation in May,” he said. “They’ve made their treacherous bed, and they can lie in it, just as they lie about everything else.”