Piers Morgan claims Harry and Meghan’s reunion with Royals was ‘frosty’ and there is ‘a lot of tension’ behind the scenes at Platinum Jubilee
- Piers Morgan, 57, said Royal sources had told him of a frosty atmosphere
- He said his contacts at the palace reported ‘a lot of tension there’ on the day
- Piers joked Prince Louis’s grimaces and ear covering were reaction to Meghan
- He told Fox News Harry and Meghan ‘They do it all for money from Netflix’
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Piers Morgan has claimed Harry and Meghan’s reunion with the Royal Family was ‘frosty’ before the Platinum Jubilee.
Piers, 57, said Royal sources had told him the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, 37 and 40, disappeared behind the scenes at the Trooping of the Colour.
The father-of-four said his palace contacts alleged the atmosphere had been frosty and tense.
Piers said: ‘The rest of the family went into the garden and were milling around and they just disappeared.
‘So there is already a lot of tension there and the only glue it seems in this whole tension is The Queen and she’s not going to be there.’
Piers also renewed his feud with Meghan during the event to mark 70 years of the monarch’s reign.
He also suggested to his 7.9million Twitter followers Prince Louis’ reaction to the royal flypast – where he memorably clutched his ears and grimaced – was actually to something else.
Provocative Piers jibed ‘Is this when Aunty Meghan arrived?’ alongside the set of pictures of the young prince pulling faces on the balcony.
Piers logged in to Twitter to post this collage of pictures of Louis reacting to the flypast
Meghan Markle appears to shush the royal children as she is seen inside the Major General’s Office overlooking Horse Guards Parade in London during Trooping the Colour celebrations yesterday, with Savannah and Isla Phillips and Lena and Mia Tindall
Prince Harry speaks to the Duke of Kent with Meghan Markle as they attend Trooping the Colour in London yesterday
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are seen being driven in a car in London yesterday during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations
It was not his only dig at Meghan during the day, which he covered events for Fox News as part of his £50million global deal with Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp empire.
He told Fox: ‘Meghan and Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have flown in from California.
‘They’re not allowed on the balcony either because they’re not deemed to be working royals in the sense of doing any work for duty.
‘They do it all for money from Netflix, so they’ve been shoved out the back, that sort of little outhouse at the back of the palace.’
Piers Morgan made the remarks yesterday on his ‘Piers Morgan Uncensored’ TV show
The Queen met her great-granddaughter Lilibet for the first time after Harry and Meghan had lunch with the monarch and senior royals behind closed doors as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
They introduced their daughter to the Queen, who was nicknamed Lilibet as a child, yesterday at Windsor in one the Royal Family’s private events after Trooping the Colour at Buckingham Palace.
Harry and Meghan are expected to remain mostly low-profile over the four-day Jubilee weekend, with no sign of the Netflix cameras that followed them around at the Invictus Games in the Netherlands in April. But they will attend today’s Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral – their first joint royal engagement in two years.
Prince Charles will officially represent the Queen at the service in London today after she was forced to pull out last night, and there will also be no appearance from Prince Andrew after he tested positive for coronavirus.
Royal fans sing the national anthem as they gather along the Mall leading to Buckingham Palace in London
Crowds have gathered early on The Mall today to secure their prime spot for the biggest royal celebration in decades – as four days of events finally begin with Trooping the Colour
The Sussexes, who are staying at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor while visiting from California, were not allowed on the Buckingham Palace balcony yesterday and instead watched proceedings from Horse Guards Parade.
But today’s service will be Harry and Meghan’s first appearance with The Firm since the frosty Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in March 2020 shortly before they officially stepped down as senior royals.
The 96-year-old Queen will miss today’s service at St Paul’s following a last-minute decision announced by the Palace at 7.30pm last night after she experienced ‘discomfort’ during the Trooping The Colour events.
She is understood to have suffered episodic mobility issues yesterday – and, in a statement, the Palace revealed the Queen ‘greatly enjoyed’ her birthday parade and flypast but ‘did experience some discomfort’.
It said: ‘Taking into account the journey and activity required to participate in tomorrow’s National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, Her Majesty, with great reluctance, has concluded that she will not attend.’
It is understood the decision ahead of the service, which begins at 11.30am today, was considered regrettable but sensible due to the length of the journey and time involved and the physical demands the service would require.
Senior members of the monarchy at St Paul’s this morning will also include the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Sussexes, who will be joined by the extended royal family.
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