"When I found out who the names were, I laughed out loud," Morgan wrote in a publication. "I decided, we’re going to have this [conversation] in public. I’m going to name them, and we’re going to see what happens."
"The idea that King Charles, after all his work for the Commonwealth, running one of the most multicultural, tolerant countries on planet Earth by any metric, the United Kingdom, or that Kate Middleton — the idea that [they] would have been racist," the broadcaster added. "It was so ludicrous, so offensive, so, in my view, untrue."
He continued: "Meghan and Harry had gone on Oprah Winfrey, made a series of unsubstantiated allegations, including this incendiary claim that members of the royal family had expressed concern about Archie’s potential skin color. This was the suggestion that their concerns [were expressed with] negative intonation. This caused a huge two-year cycle of headlines against the royal family, [that] they were a bunch of racists. I didn’t believe it."
The journalist observed: And as I predicted to my team, it got huge attention and it disappeared as fast as it started once people knew [that King Charles and Middleton were the royals being accused of making the racist remarks] because nobody else believed it either. I don’t think it’s remotely racist. Unless it’s expressed in a tone, as was inferred on Oprah in a negative context i.e.'The darker the child’s skin color, the more of a problem it would be,' and I do not believe that happened."
The broadcaster then shared he thinks that "was deliberately spun that way by Meghan Markle with Harry’s help." "I’d ask one question, — If you hate the royal family that much and you hate the monarchy that much, and you felt so trapped by the institution, why do you insist on keeping your royal titles?"
Morgan concluded: "Why do you insist on using them for business? Why do you insist on your children having the royal titles? Why sentence them to the terrible dungeon that you found yourselves in at the behest of the royal family? So much hypocrisy."
The former editor then stated: "They’ve lined their pockets with hundreds of thousands, millions of dollars selling every detail of the private lives of themselves and their families are trashing their families left, right, and center for vast amounts of money. But kept their royal titles because without those, they don’t make any money."
The New York Post reported on Morgan's statements.