Piers Morgan, for one, was eager to rake the duchess over the coals for calling herself Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on the book’s cover.
News that Meghan Markle has used her royal title on the cover of her new children’s book has inspired a fierce backlash given the duchess’ expressed ambivalence over such trappings of royal life, Express reports.
On the cover of “The Bench,” as Markle’s book is titled, she is referred to as “Meghan, Duchess of Sussex” — much to the vexation of her critics.
In an interview with Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine about the book’s release, Henry Bonsu insisted that its author should quit using her royal title and simply go by Meghan Markle.
“She does not want to be a senior royal, she does not want to be an active royal,” Bonsu noted.
“I think if I was advising her I would tell her just call yourself Meghan Markle.”
“Everybody knows who you are, Prince Harry Duke of Sussex, just call yourself Prince Harry,” Bonsu continued in his criticism of Meghan Markle and her husband’s by-the-book use of their royal titles despite their recent renegade escape from royal life.
“If we keep tearing them down all the time when people anywhere in the world think of Harry and Meghan, they won’t think Harry and Meghan that great royal British couple,” Bonsu continued as he noted how often the public throws the book at the Sussexes for their overall sense of entitlement.
“They will think Harry and Meghan, those people that were chased away by the Royal Family, by Britain.”
The Mirror reports that British TV host Piers Morgan, who always leads the pack when the wolves emerge to take a bite out of Meghan Markle’s ego, has yet again used his column in the Daily Mail to excoriate her as a hypocrite.
Piers penned in his column: “Yet when it comes to flogging her book, what author name does Meghan Markle use? Ah, of course: ‘Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex.”
Meghan Markle, Morgan wrote in his Daily Mail column, “continues to cynically exploit her royal titles because she knows that’s the only reason anyone is paying her vast sums of money to spew her uniquely unctuous brand of pious hectoring gibberish in Netflix documentaries, Spotify podcasts or children’s books.”
He continued: “Of course, her equally cynical publishers don’t give a damn about any of this shocking double standard.”
During Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, to whom they lamented about stifling nature of the strictly by-the-book life within the House of Windsor, the duchess insisted that royal titles were not important to her when it came to whether their son, Archie, would receive one.
Instead, she said, what mattered was that by receiving a title — Archie did not — the boy would have been guaranteed a taxpayer-funded security detail.
Ms Markle proudly informed us that her debut literary tome captures ‘the warmth, joy and comfort of the relationship between fathers and sons from all walks of life.’
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Morgan noted in his column what Meghan Markle, title and all, has said about her book: “This representation was particularly important to me, and I worked closely to depict this special bond through an inclusive lens. My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the make-up, as much as it does with mine.”
Meghan is famously estranged from her father, Thomas Markle, who along with her half sister, Samantha Markle, has exuberantly paraded through press outlets to lavish the duchess with criticism. Considering this, it was inevitable that Morgan would throw Meghan’s book right back in her face, considering how entitled he considers her to be.
“Lest we forget, Ms Markle has ruthlessly disowned her father Thomas and refuses to have anything to do with him despite the fact they now live just 70 miles from each other,” said Morgan, who recently gave up the title of co-host on Good Morning Britain amidst public outcry of his criticism of the duchess. “She is also reported to have disowned every other Markle, none of whom were invited to her wedding. This doesn’t seem like someone overly keen to operate ‘an inclusive lens’ to me. In fact, it seems a singularly EX-clusive lens.”
The Sun reports that royal biographer Angela Levin slammed Meghan Markle for using her title for the byline of her new book, calling the act “laughable.”
“The fact that she wants to cling on to her royal title and the book is written by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is laughable,” the Prince Harry biographer told The Sun Online. “Because they wanted to get away from the Royal Family, they hated the Royal Family – they felt trapped.