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Fans defend Meghan as Piers Morgan calls her Vogue job 'shamelessly hypocritical'

Tell us how you really feel, Piers!

The Duchess of Sussex's Vogue cover received mixed reviews this week, with some hailing it a success and others slamming the royal for not including Her Majesty The Queen in the Forces For Change edition.

But one person who is most definitely not sitting on the fence when it comes to his opinion of the September issue is Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan.

Meghan is currently on maternity leave looking after son Archie (Credit: Splash News)

While some may say it's sour grapes after his one-time friend Meghan apparently ghosted him upon meeting Prince Harry, Piers insists the "stunt" was "shamelessly hypocritical".

He even called the Duchess of Sussex's decision not to appear on the cover in case she appeared too "boastful" and "hilarious".

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Instead, Meghan – who is mum to baby Archie – featured a number of female "trailblazers" such as Jameela Jamil and Jane Fonda on the cover.

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We are proud to announce that Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex is the Guest Editor for the September issue of @BritishVogue. For the past seven months, The Duchess has curated the content with British Vogue's Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful to create an issue that highlights the power of the collective. They have named the issue: “Forces for Change” For the cover, The Duchess chose a diverse selection of women from all walks of life, each driving impact and raising the bar for equality, kindness, justice and open mindedness. The sixteenth space on the cover, a mirror, was included so that when you hold the issue in your hands, you see yourself as part of this collective. The women on the cover include: @AdwoaAboah @AdutAkech @SomaliBoxer @JacindaArdern @TheSineadBurke @Gemma_Chan @LaverneCox @JaneFonda @SalmaHayek @FrankieGoesToHayward @JameelaJamilOfficial @Chimamanda_Adichie @YaraShahidi @GretaThunberg @CTurlington We are excited to announce that within the issue you’ll find: an exclusive interview between The Duchess and former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, a candid conversation between The Duke of Sussex and Dr Jane Goodall, inspirational articles written by Brené Brown, Jameela Jamil and many others. Equally, you’ll find grassroots organisations and incredible trailblazers working tirelessly behind the scenes to change the world for the better. “Guest Editing the September issue of British Vogue has been rewarding, educational and inspiring. To deep dive into this process, working quietly behind the scenes for so many months, I am happy to now be able to share what we have created. A huge thanks to all of the friends who supported me in this endeavour, lending their time and energy to help within these pages and on the cover. Thank you for saying “Yes!” - and to Edward, thank you for this wonderful opportunity.” - The Duchess of Sussex #ForcesForChange

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Writing for the Daily Mail, Piers also commented on the fact that Meghan edited the magazine during her maternity leave – a time when she was too busy looking after her baby to greet American President Trump.

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He said: "News that Meghan has spent the past seven months guest-editing the September issue of Vogue is no surprise to me. As a B-list actress, she’s probably craved all her adult life to be a Vogue star."

As a B-list actress, she’s probably craved all her adult life to be a Vogue star.

He also said that being a royal means that you have to stay out of politics and added: "Yet here is Meghan being about as political as any royal has ever been."

Piers Morgan has called Meghan's issue of Vogue "shamelessly hypocritical" (Credit: Splash News)

He also said that he reached for the sick bucket when he read on the Sussex Royal Instagram account that Meghan had decided to include a mirror among the women on the cover so that "when you hold the issue in your hands, you see yourself as part of this collective".

Piers also quipped that Meghan is not the "country's most influential beacon of change", as Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enniful announced when he revealed that the duchess would be guest-editing the issue.

"The fact she allowed Enniful to state this as fact in a statement suggests the duchess’s ego is running dangerously out of control," Piers added.

He also said her list of game changers wasn't at all inclusive as she neglected to include a single man on the cover.

Fans have defended Meghan on Twitter, with one writing: "The only hypocrisy is from you. You complain about her constantly looking for attention etc whilst you do EXACTLY the same."

Another said: "Why does it bother you Piers? What’s up with you focusing on things like that when there are bigger issues out there?"

A third tweeted: "We should be proud of the good she does and her message impacts all woman, yet here you write yet another column which belittles her intentions. When will you ever say anything positive about the Duchess of Sussex."

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