Piers Morgan 'declines to comment' on Meghan and Harry's baby news as he's 'respecting their constant pleas for privacy'

PIERS Morgan has said he's "declining to comment" on Meghan and Harry's baby news as he "respects their constant pleas for privacy."

The tongue-in-cheek comment comes after the Sussexes announced the birth of their daughter Lilibet Diana – whose name is a tribute to both the Queen and Princess Diana.

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In a tweet, Piers wrote: "To those asking for my reaction to the new royal baby, I am respecting her parents' constant pleas for privacy and declining to comment."

His reaction is unsurprising – after the former Good Morning Britain host blamed Meghan Markle for his dramatic morning show exit after her"lies."

The firebrand TV presenter left the ITV show in March when he refused to apologise for doubting Meghan's claims in her Oprah Winfrey interview.

He also blasted Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for "marching around like they're Kim Jong-un with a dash of Vladimir Putin."

In a dramatic new TV interview for 60 Minutes Australia, Piers launched a fresh attack on the Sussexes, calling them a "woke" couple who spread "downright lies."

Meanwhile, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: “The Queen, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been informed and are delighted with the news of the birth of a daughter for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tweeted this evening: "We are all delighted by the happy news of the arrival of baby Lili.

"Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie."

And Prince Charles and Camilla also wrote: "Congratulations to Harry, Meghan and Archie on the arrival of baby Lilibet Diana

"Wishing them all well at this special time."

Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent his well wishes to the Sussexes tonight, writing: "Many congratulations to The Duke & Duchess of Sussex on the birth of their daughter."

Meghan confirmed tonight that she gave birth to her daughter on Friday – and the pair have paid tribute to the Queen and Princess Diana with her name.


Their daughter has been named Lilibet after the family nickname for the Queen, the baby’s great-grandmother.

And her middle name was chosen to honour her beloved late grandmother, the Princess of Wales, the couple said.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had their second child at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on Friday at 11.40am.

A statement confirmed the baby girl weighed 7lbs 11oz and "both mother and child are health and well and settling in at home".

They wrote on their Archewell website said: "On June 4, we were blessed with the arrival of our daughter, Lili.

"She is more than we could have ever imagined, and we remain grateful for the love and prayers we've felt from across the globe.

"Thank you for your continued kindness and support during this very special time for our family."

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