Piers Morgan quits ITV show after Meghan comments

Piers Morgan has quit his prime-time breakfast show on ITV after facing criticism for his comments about the Duchess of Sussex.

The British journalist and presenter accused Meghan of lying during her interview with Oprah Winfrey, saying that he did not "believe a word she said".

In Sunday's bombshell interview, Meghan accused the royal family of pushing her to brink of suicide.

She also alleged that someone in the royal household had raised questions about the color of her son's skin.

In a series of tweets, Morgan dubbed Meghan "Pinocchio Princess" and accused the royal couple of betraying the Queen.

Morgan's comments triggered more than 41,000 complaints to Britain's media regulator, which announced an investigation under its "harm and offense" rules.

Carolyn McCall, the ITV chief executive, pointedly declined to back the presenter, saying that she believed the duchess, completely.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the broadcaster confirmed Morgan's departure.

Morgan joined ITV six years ago and brought with him his no-holds-barred interview technique.

Meghan and Harry's interview with Oprah has sent shockwaves through the British monarchy, with questions now being raised about its future.