It was confirmed on Tuesday that the Duchess of Sussex has written a children’s book, The Bench, impressed by her husband Prince Harry and their son Archie, wanting a father-son relationship by the eyes of a mom.
With the e-book set to rejoice ‘the heat, pleasure and luxury of the connection between fathers and sons from all walks of life’, Meghan stated: ‘This illustration was significantly essential to me … and I labored carefully to depict this particular bond by an inclusive lens. My hope is that The Bench resonates with each household, irrespective of the make-up, as a lot because it does with mine.’
Piers – who left Good Morning Britain following the fallout over his feedback about Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey – lashed out over the announcement, claiming the Duchess ‘ruthlessly disowned’ her personal father Thomas Markle.
In his column for the MailOnline, the 56-year-old wrote: ’The entire notion of Meghan Markle dispensing recommendation to anybody in regards to the relationship between fathers and youngsters is completely ridiculous given the appalling relationships she and her husband have with their very own fathers.
‘But her brazen choice to do it anyway is so sadly typical of a lady whose tendency for staggering hypocrisy is just matched by her extraordinary tone-deafness.
‘If she actually cared about father-child relationships, she’d take a chauffeur-driven limousine on the hour-long journey to see her personal father who’s by no means even met both Harry or Archie.
‘And if she actually cared about father-child relationships, she would by no means have trashed Harry’s household on international TV within the horrible approach that she did, inflicting but extra harm, probably irreparably, to Harry’s relationship along with his father.’
The journalist claimed that Harry seemed like a ‘needy spoiled brat teenager’ within the Oprah Winfrey interview, and accused him of ‘ditching his household, nation and responsibility as a result of his chillingly controlling and bold spouse needed him to’.
Piers additionally accused Meghan of ‘cynically exploit[ing] her royal titles as a result of she is aware of that’s the one motive anybody is paying her huge sums of cash to spew her uniquely unctuous model of pious hectoring gibberish in Netflix documentaries, Spotify podcasts or kids’s books’, after Meghan’s title, the Duchess of Sussex, was used on the e-book cowl.
Piers was beforehand a fan of Meghan, having met the Fits actress earlier than she was engaged to Prince Harry, however has since become one of her biggest critics.
Earlier this yr, his feedback on GMB resulted in 41,000 Ofcom complaints, after he recommended he didn’t believe Meghan when she stated she was denied assist from the palace whereas experiencing suicidal ideas.
The ensuing backlash led to Piers quitting GMB, though he didn’t again down on his feedback.
A proper criticism was lodged on behalf of Meghan with ITV and Ofcom, though she has not spoken out in opposition to any of Piers’ criticisms of her previously.
Whereas Piers wasn’t impressed with Meghan’s new enterprise, his former GMB colleagues praised the book on this morning’s present.
Adil Ray stated: ‘I feel it’s nice, it’s implausible. It’s an important story. An amazing concept in regards to the father and son relationship. Typically after we take into consideration kids’s books we take into consideration the mom and daughter in these instances is sort of attention-grabbing.
‘I feel it’s clearly going to be private as a result of it’ll be her relationship with her personal son and Harry. I feel it’s implausible, it’s constructive. It’s an important factor and I hope it does very nicely. What’s extra to say about it, why would you knock it? Why would anyone knock it?’
Susanna Reid agreed and weighed in: ‘Completely proper.’
The Bench might be revealed on June 8.