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Meghan Markle ‘livid’ with Ofcom clearing Piers Morgan according to Royal writer

Today it was revealed that Ofcom cleared Piers Morgan over comments he made about Meghan Markle live on air, and one Royal author said that she thinks Meghan will be consulting with her lawyers.

Angela Levin said that she believes the Duchess of Sussex will “be absolutely livid” with Ofcom’s decision and won’t be pleased at all about Piers branding her a liar.

“I think she will be absolutely livid and she’ll ask her lawyers to see what they can do about it, Angela told The Sun.

Angela went on to say that Ofcom’s decision will have upset mother-of-two, she added: “She can’t cope with someone saying she didn’t tell the truth. Because she is all about compassion and understanding and caring for people”, writes The Mirror.

Today, Ofcom announced that Piers’ comments – made on Good Morning Britain in March – about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s chat with Oprah Winfrey were not against broadcasting regulations.

Piers walked off set

Earlier this year, former newspaper editor Piers landed himself in hot water with Ofcom when he said that he refused to believe comments made by Meghan – about her feeling suicidal when working as a senior Royal – during a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The TV segment – that saw him storm off in a huff when quizzed by weatherman Alex Beresford – went on to become the most complained about TV moment in regulator Ofcom’s history.

Meghan Markle 'livid' with Ofcom clearing Piers Morgan according to Royal writer

Ofcom confirmed that 57,121 people – including Meghan herself – had submitted formal complaints over the presenter’s comments about her.

Piers was urged by ITV bosses to apologise for his words but he refused and then he sensationally quit his GMB role.

Meghan Markle 'livid' with Ofcom clearing Piers Morgan according to Royal writer

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After news broke of Piers being cleared, an Ofcom spokesperson said: “This was a finely-balanced decision. Mr Morgan’s comments were potentially harmful and offensive to viewers, and we recognise the strong public reaction to them. But we also took full account of freedom of expression.

“Under our rules, broadcasters can include controversial opinions as part of legitimate debate in the public interest, and the strong challenge to Mr Morgan from other contributors provided important context for viewers.

Meghan Markle 'livid' with Ofcom clearing Piers Morgan according to Royal writer
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to step back from the royal family

“Nonetheless, we’ve reminded ITV to take greater care around content discussing mental health and suicide in future. ITV might consider the use of timely warnings or signposting of support services to ensure viewers are properly protected.”

Piers took to social media to share his joy at the result.

He tweeted: “BREAKING: ⁦ @Ofcom rejects all complaints against me over Meghan Markle furore that led to my exit from @GMB ⁩. Verdict says I was entitled to disbelieve her & Prince Harry & to restrict my right to do so would be a ‘chilling restriction on freedom of expression.”

Meghan Markle 'livid' with Ofcom clearing Piers Morgan according to Royal writer

Piers then added another message where he asked if he was getting his job back on the ITV morning show.

He boasted: “I’m delighted OFCOM has endorsed my right to disbelieve the Duke & Duchess of Sussex’s incendiary claims to Oprah Winfrey, many of which have proven to be untrue.

“This is a resounding victory for free speech and a resounding defeat for Princess Pinocchios. Do I get my job back?”

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