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Piers Morgan brands Harry and Meghan ‘freeloading chancers’ amid podcast launch

Piers Morgan is never one to hold back with his opinions, especially when it comes to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The Good Morning Britain host is known for his outspoken comments and harsh views, and his latest column is no different.

Piers, 55, has taken aim at the former royal couple following the news that they have signed a podcast deal with Spotify.

On Tuesday, the popular streaming service released a trailer for Archewell Audio – but Piers was far from impressed.

"The one thing the world definitely needs right now is those two absurd ultra-woke freeloading chancers giving us yet more of their views on life from the sanctity of their $11 million Californian mansion," he wrote.

"As with everything the Duke and Duchess of Sussex seem to do these days, their new commercial venture appears to be driven by large dollops of narcissism, hypocrisy and greed.

"Once again, they've shamelessly – some might say shamefully – used their royal titles to help themselves to another gigantic amount of cash; this time, a deal with Spotify reported to be worth up to $30 million.

  • Harry and Meghan announce new podcast deal with Spotify

"It follows their reputed $150 million deal with Netflix, the same company that's currently trashing Harry's entire family in The Crown," he added in his column for the Mail Online.

"The Sussexes are thus making themselves very rich very quickly by trading off their association with the Royal Family, despite quitting Britain and royal duty because they didn't want to do any of the menial tasks that other royals have to do to justify all the perks that come with their titles.

"Frankly, and I've said this many times, it stinks," Piers continued.

"Meghan and Harry have turned into the most god-awful royal grifters, cynically exploiting their royal status to line their own pockets."

Piers went on to say that when he first heard the trailer for their new podcast, he thought it was "a spoof".

It is understood they will each host their own shows and have a hand in producing other series.

The pair are yet to announce what they will be discussing on but it is thought Harry’s podcast will focus on veteran issues and Meghan’s on gender equality.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex said in a joint statement: "What we love about podcasting is that it reminds all of us to take a moment and to really listen, to connect to one another without distraction.

"With the challenges of 2020, there has never been a more important time to do so, because when we hear each other, and hear each other's stories, we are reminded of how interconnected we all are."

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