In his column for the Daily Mail, the 56-year-old said that the Duke of Edinburgh had many admirable traits, including being ‘tough, uncompromising, stoic, and resolutely silent in public about the myriad scandals’.
He wrote: “In many ways, she [The Queen] was very similar to Prince Philip: tough, uncompromising, stoic, and resolutely silent in public about the myriad scandals that have engulfed the Royal Family.
“They had both had very strong opinions, they just preferred not to share them outside of the family and close, trusted friends.”
But when sharing his thoughts, in typical Piers fashion, the TV presenter couldn’t help but take a dig at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Referencing the couple’s Oprah Winfrey interview, the former Good Morning Britain host said the couple was ‘wallowing in self-pity and complaining about their regally gilded lives’.
He added: “But many of the younger Royals that followed them have behaved very differently – emoting on television, playing the victim, wallowing in self-pity, complaining about their regally gilded lives, and getting themselves into all manner of lurid scrapes that have damaged the family’s reputation.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex slammed the Royal Family in their explosive tell-all.
Markle told to the American TV host that there had been ‘conversations and concerns’ about Archie’s skin colour before he was born.
When Winfrey asked if she was referring to her son being ‘too brown,’ the 39-year-old responded: “If that is the assumption you are making, that is a pretty safe one.”
Morgan slammed the allegations on GMB. He said he ‘didn’t believe a word’ Markle had to say.
Piers Morgan and Sarah Ferguson
Morgan has claimed he has received support from Sarah Ferguson following his exit from GMB over his comments regarding Markle.
Last week, he starred on the US show Extra and told host Billy Bush: “I’ve had some messages communicated to me on behalf of several members of the Royal Family.
“I’m not going to go into who it was but [it was] gratitude that somebody was standing up.”
But eventually, he admitted the support came from the Duchess of York.
In his Mail On Sunday column, he penned: “Not all Royal duchesses were as thrilled as Meghan ‘Pinocchio’ Markle to see me leave GMB.”
“‘People have said how much they miss your morning joy and humour,’ texted Sarah, Duchess of York. ‘Get back out there!'”
He then suggested that the pair should join up and make their own show. (Yikes!)
Morgan commented: “Perhaps we should start a new breakfast show together… ‘Morgy and Fergie in the Morning,’ anyone?”