Susanna Reid says Meghan Markle is 'hard to defend' as she recalls Piers comment

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Susanna Reid has described Meghan Markle as ‘increasingly hard to defend’ as she recalled the fallout from Piers Morgan’s comments and his exit from Good Morning Britain.

Piers explosively left the ITV show in March after he claimed he ‘didn’t believe’ the Duchess of Sussex following her and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Now speaking about Meghan’s appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Susanna pointed out that it’s the first interview she’s done since the fallout.

‘The last time we saw – sorry, slightly discombobulated. The last time we saw Meghan on a chat show, she was doing the big reveal on Oprah,’ she recalled.

‘That was quite a quiet affair, wasn’t it? The fallout from that one?’ Ben Shephard, 46, joked.

‘Goodness me,’ Susanna, 50, continued. ‘She put a rocket under practically everything, frankly, from the Royal Family to this programme.’

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She went on to say that Meghan’s appearances are ‘getting increasingly hard to defend’ after she and Prince Harry asked for privacy.

Susanna acknowledged that the pair were likely hoping for privacy from ‘the kind of media coverage that they were getting,’ and pointed out that ‘they wanted to take back control.’

Meanwhile, the segment ended rather abruptly as a wide-eyed Susanna then admitted: ‘I have just spilled an entire glass of water.’

Piers, 56, received more than 57,000 Ofcom complaints when he spoke out about Meghan’s interview on GMB.

He was later cleared by Ofcom, with the regulator ruling that he was entitled to share his opinions.

However, he quit the show, with him later revealing that he would be making his TV return as he launches a talkTV show in 2022.

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Meghan, 40, previously said she and Harry had a right to privacy – just like everyone else.

‘I think everyone has a basic right to privacy. Basic. We’re not talking about anything that anybody else wouldn’t expect,’ she said in her interview with Oprah.

Now, she has made her first talk show appearance since the bombshell Oprah chat, as she speaks to Ellen DeGeneres.

Reminiscing about her life as a working actress before she married Prince Harry, Meghan told the host: ‘I would park on gate three and I would scoot on over and the security guards here would always say “break a leg, I hope you get it”. So driving today was very different.’

Before joining the Royal family, Meghan was best known for starring in hit legal drama Suits. But, like every actor would know, there are obstacles to overcome before making it big – like not being able to afford a new car.

Recalling her old run-around, the Duchess laughed: ‘It had a life of its own so I had this very old Ford Explorer Sport and at a certain point the key stopped working on the driver’s side, so you couldn’t get yourself in through the door so after auditions I would park at the back of the parking lot and I would open the trunk and climb in, pull the door shut behind me and crawl all over my seats to get out. That’s how I would come to and fro.’

She also shared a sweet update on baby Lilibet, revealing that she’s started teething.

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