Prince Harry’s surprise appearance at the GQ Awards came just hours after Piers Morgan’s controversial comments about Meghan Markle were rejected by Ofcom
Piers Morgan had an awkward reaction to Prince Harry’s surprise appearance at the GQ Awards on Wednesday night.
The Awards, which took place at London’s Tate Modern, invited the Duke of Sussex along to present a prize to Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert, Professor Catherine Green and the team behind the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.
Prince Harry appeared on stage via video to praise the efforts of the hardworking women and the GQ audience were dazzled by his appearance, Piers Morgan was feeling rather awkward about it.
The 56-year-old star was sat in the audience while Harry lectured on ‘news misinformation’ as he urged governments to do more to vaccinate poorer countries.
Harry also went on to slam “those who peddle in lies and fear” in the news and on social media for creating anti-vaxxers.
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“Families around the world are being overwhelmed by mass-scale of misinformation across news media and social media, where those who peddle in lies and fear are creating vaccine hesitancy, which in turn leads to divided communities and eroding trust,” he told.
“This is a system we need to break if we are to overcome Covid-19 and the risk of new variants.”
Taking to Twitter to share his thoughts after last night’s surprise speech from Prince Harry, Piers tweeted: “Awks”.
It comes after Piers’ controversial comments about Meghan Markle following her Oprah Winfrey interview were rejected by Ofcom.
ITV was cleared by the media regulator, which has rejected a record 58,000 complaints about Piers’ criticism of the Duchess of Sussex.
Just two days before his Good Morning Britain exit, Piers ranted about Meghan live on air, insisting that he didn’t believe ‘a word she said’ to Oprah Winfrey regarding the Royal family.
During the tell-all chat, Meghan revealed at her lowest point she ‘didn’t want to be alive’ amid the pressure of being a royal.
The Duchess also claimed that an unnamed member of the royal family shared concerns about ‘how dark’ her son Archie’s skin would be.
Piers slammed Meghan and Harry’s bombshell interview afterwards, leading to over 58,000 complaints from Good Morning Britain viewers.
Despite this, Ofcom said restricting Piers’ views would be a “chilling restriction” on free expression.
However, the regulator did criticise his “apparent disregard” for the subject of suicide”.
Piers appeared to be brimming with confidence at the GQ Awards last night after the ruling.