Piers Morgan suggested to Tucker Carlson that Meghan Markle may be ‘completely delusional’ while saying he really doesn’t know or care

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson interviews British TV personality Piers Morgan.

  • Piers Morgan went on “Tucker Carlson Today” to settle scores after exit from “Good Morning Britain.”
  • “Now, is she deliberately lying? Is she completely delusional?” Morgan said of Meghan Markle.
  • “I don’t know, but frankly, I don’t care,” he said on the Fox News streaming show.
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Piers Morgan made his first on-camera appearance Monday since walking off the set of “Good Morning Britain” in early March.

The former CNN host and Daily Mail columnist was interviewed virtually by Tucker Carlson for his new streaming show “Tucker Carlson Today,” which is behind a paywall on the Fox Nation streaming app.

Embracing American culture wars, Morgan decried how his freedom of speech was impinged upon after he criticized Meghan Markle for telling Oprah she experienced racism while in the British Royal Family.

“Now, is she deliberately lying? Is she completely delusional? I don’t know, but frankly, I don’t care,” Morgan said of Markle at the outset of the interview, which lasted for more than an hour.

Morgan decried “the appalling smearing of the Queen,” repeatedly blaming Markle for what he described as a direct implication that Queen Elizabeth is racist.

Markle never leveled that accusation at the Queen in her Oprah interview, though she would not name who exactly among the royal family told her husband Harry that their baby would not get security protection and that there were concerns over the baby’s skin color.

Later in the interview, Morgan said he should not have walked off the set of “Good Morning Britain” after co-host Alex Beresford told Morgan that he was taking Markle’s comments too personally because she ghosted him after they went out for a drink several years ago.

“Now I walked off for a few minutes, then I realized, this is stupid. I shouldn’t have walked off,” Morgan said. “You know, you should always be able to have a debate. I was angry in the moment that he was trying to personalize this, make it some personal vendetta I have with Meghan Markle, which I don’t.”

Carlson repeatedly praised Morgan, telling his British counterpart that he “checked every box on the journalism checklist” before his storming off the set. Carlson described that day’s “Good Morning Britain” show as “great television,” and congratulated Morgan for bringing the show ahead of the BBC’s morning program in ratings on that day.

“Well, I’ll tell you, it’s very interesting, because if you believe Twitter,” Morgan said, “I got my comeuppance rightly and deservedly. You know, the woke mob, their court had met. I’d been convicted summarily. Meghan Markle had complained to my boss, complained to the government regulator, and I was gone for not apologizing for disbelieving her.”

Much of the interview followed a similar framework exhibited when Carlson interviews other “canceled” guests.

Carlson – who retains his record for the most-watched cable news show in the history of US TV ratings – framed Morgan as the victim of a “scam” concocted by those in power to silence a dissenting opinion in an on “Western” traditions.

“So if most people in Britain – and I think you speak for America, too – see what’s going on here, they see that it’s a scam, they see that wokeness is really an effort by the people who are already in charge to gain more power and wealth for themselves – it so clearly is that – why is everyone putting up with it?” Carlson said.

“Why in the nation that gave the rest of the world the freedom of speech – which is Great Britain, that’s where that right came from, they were the first to enshrine it – why is a small percentage of the population able to impose this un-English, un-Western idea on everybody else?” Carlson continued before Morgan could answer. “Like how is this working if no one is for it?”

Morgan said it is “terrifying” that “people feel so cowed by the fear of the woke mob that they can’t express an honestly held opinion without being immediately branded a racist,” before reiterating his grievances with Markle.

“The only reason we are having this conversation is because the Murdoch family, which controls Fox, is standing up in the face of the mob, and they haven’t bowed,” Carlson said. “I mean that’s literally the only reason that I still have my job, and we’re having this conversation.”

Before ending the interview at the one-hour 16-minute mark, Carlson asked Morgan what he’ll do next now that he is unemployed.

“Well, I’ve had some very interesting offers. My normal strategy when something like this happens is to take a few months off, to get a bit fit,” Morgan said. “Breakfast TV is pretty punishing on the torso … I’m gonna scheme and plot my next stage of global domination.”

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Hiring Prince Harry wasn’t a PR stunt, the CEO of his new employer BetterUp said

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Prince Harry.

  • BetterUp didn’t hire Prince Harry for the publicity, its CEO Alexi Robichaux told CNN.
  • But he suggested that the PR would be an added bonus.
  • Instead, the company hired Harry because of his past experience with mental-health groups, he said.
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Prince Harry is taking on a new role as chief impact officer at BetterUp – but the CEO of the Silicon Valley mental health and coaching startup says that he didn’t hire Harry to get publicity.

In an interview on Wednesday, CNN’s Julia Chatterley asked the company’s CEO Alexi Robichaux whether the move was a PR stunt and whether he could be a distraction for the broader business.

“I think the main thing is sure, we’ll take the PR,” Robichaux said.

“That’s not why we started working with Prince Harry,” he added.

Harry and wife Meghan Markle have repeatedly hit the headlines since they started dating in 2016. Earlier this month, their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey was branded by UK tabloids as the “worst royal crisis in 85 years.” The interview led to an outpouring of support for the couple, Piers Morgan’s resignation from his job, and the Royal Family saying that they would address reports of racism privately.

Robichaux told CNN that BetterUp decided to hire Harry because of “who he is as a person.”

“I was so impressed with his genuine and sincere desire to be of service and to make a positive impact in the world,” he added.

Robichaux also referred to other work that Harry has done for Heads Together, a mental-health initiative led by Prince William and Kate Middleton, and the Invictus Games, a competition for injured military personnel and veterans Harry founded.

“Long before we had the opportunity meeting him, I had always had a daydream that maybe we would be fortunate enough to work with someone like him, who’s been one of the leading forces in the world for mental health,” Robichaux said.

“We could not have thought of someone better for this role and we’re thrilled to work with him.”

Harry will also be dropping his “Duke of Sussex” and “Prince” titles for the new role, and will instead just go by his first name, Insider’s Mikhaila Friel reported.

In his job as chief impact officer – a new role at the company – Harry will keep BetterUp accountable, expand its global reach, and influence “everything from our product experience to helping partner with companies and organizations globally,” Robichaux told CNN. In a blog post for BetterUp, Harry said that he will also drive advocacy and awareness for mental fitness and build up the startup’s library of content and resources.

Robichaux declined to comment on how much Harry would be paid.

Harry and Markle announced that they would step back as senior royals in January 2020, and Harry was financially cut off from the royal family.

But the couple already had a collective net worth of $30 million independent of the crown, according to 2018 estimates from Money.com. Since then, they have founded their own production company and signed a multiyear deal with Netflix.

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A law firm will reportedly be appointed by Buckingham palace to investigate bullying claims against Meghan

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  • Buckingham Palace will reportedly launch an investigation into accusations against Meghan Markle.
  • The news follows Meghan and Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah.
  • “The actual worst incidences haven’t come out,” palace sources were quoted as saying in The Sunday Times.
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Buckingham Palace is appointing a third-party law firm to carry out an independent investigation into bullying allegations made against the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, according to The Sunday Times.

The news comes after the Sussex’s sat down with media mogul, Oprah Winfrey, in a bombshell interview that revealed the couple’s strained relationships with the royal family and the ill-treatment they said they were receiving.

Last week, in the lead-up to the interview, sources said the Palace was ‘”prepared to retaliate” with fresh disclosures about the couple’s behavior if the monarchy is attacked.”

Per The Sunday Times report, the Palace plan to appoint an independent law firm to handle the allegations made against Markle and her spouse, Prince Harry, that the couple bullied royal staff. It is a surprising move since the Palace had initially announced that an in-house inquiry would examine the claims.

The Sussex’s communications secretary at the time, Jason Knauf, made complaints against the duchess back in 2018, accusing her of driving two personal assistants out and diminished the confidence of a third. Her behaviour was deemed “unacceptable” by a senior palace aide, London News Time reports.

Meghan denied the allegations.

Palace sources told The Sunday Times: “The actual worst incidences haven’t come out. There are some harrowing stories to tell.”

Responding to the allegations earlier this month, Meghan’s spokesperson said: “The duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma.”

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Meghan Markle told Oprah that her first job was working at a frozen yogurt store, Humphrey Yogart, in LA when she was 13

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Meghan Markle sits down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey on March 7.

  • Meghan Markle told Oprah her first job was serving frozen yogurt at Humphrey Yogart in LA.
  • She met her idol Yasmine Bleeth, who starred as a lifeguard on “Baywatch,” while working there.
  • Markle was 13 at the time. Her old boss said she was outgoing and popular with customers.
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Meghan Markle’s first job was serving frozen yogurt at a store in LA when she was 13, she told Oprah Winfrey in an interview that aired on Sunday.

In the interview with Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, the Duchess of Sussex spoke about contemplating suicide after getting married, how members of the royal family had conversations about her son Archie’s skin tone, and how Kate Middleton made her cry before her wedding.

In another portion of the interview, Markle briefly mentioned the yogurt store she worked at in Sherman Oaks, California. 

Markle, who announced she was stepping back from the royal family with Harry in January 2020, told Winfrey: “My first job was when I was 13, at a frozen yogurt shop called Humphrey Yogart.”

“I’ve always worked. I’ve always valued independence,” she added.

She didn’t go into any further details in the interview. It’s unclear exactly when Meghan worked at Humphrey Yogart, but she would have been there sometime in 1994.

Markle’s employment at the shop was already known about. According to a report in The Guardian, when Markle was taking the bins out in the parking lot of the yogurt shop, she met her celebrity idol, Yasmine Bleeth, who starred as lifeguard Caroline Holden on “Baywatch.”

Markle blurted out “Oh my God, I loved you in that Soft & Dri commercial,” to which Bleeth answered, “Okay, thank you!,” The Mirror reported in 2017

Bleeth then asked for her name and shook her hand. Markle said: “That moment with Yasmine is exactly what I base every interaction with fans on,” per the Guardian.

Markle’s former boss Paula Sheftel told the Sunday Mirror that Markle didn’t earn much, but she was well-liked by the shop’s customers.

“She earned minimum wage and was very popular with customers. She had to prove she had an outgoing personality and would work well with staff,” Sheftel told the Mirror.

Markle has come a long way since then. After landing various small roles, including appearing as a suitcase girl on the game show “Deal or No Deal,” the actress got her big break on “Suits.” 

Markle married Harry on May 19, 2018 and they had their first child together one year later.

During the Sunday interview, the couple also announced that their second child, due this summer, would be a girl. They haven’t announced an expected due date.

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