Prince William and Kate Middleton visit Trench Town in Jamaica
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Piers Morgan blasted Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle on social media today, claiming the couple are attempting to “smear the royal family”. The journalist went on to deny that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had received backlash from their Caribbean tour, insisting that they had instead been met with “great warmth and joy”.
Piers, 56, sent out an angry tweet this afternoon in response to an article covering the couple’s royal tour.
The former Good Morning Britain presenter told his 7.9 million followers: “Actually, despite the best efforts of your beloved Sussexes to smear the Royal Family as a bunch of nasty racists, they’ve been received with great warmth and joy.”
He also shared a link to the People article, which was captioned: “Prince William and Kate Middleton Under Pressure as They Face Backlash on Their First Caribbean Tour.”
The cover of the magazine attached read: “Royal tour controversy: Facing protests, the couple must navigate a changing world.”
Some of Piers’ followers appeared to agree with the journalist, while many others hit back at his take on the issue.
Tan wrote: “The people don’t make the rules. And the people seem to love them judging by videos and photos. They seem happy.”
RookReyne commented: “They’re still trying, Piers. There’s a blatant coordinated smear campaign against Prince William and Catherine on social media.”
Debra added: “It was great to see the crowds holding their hands out to shake William and Kates’ hands, they look like they’re having a great time and we should be so proud of them.” (sic)
Rogirldnd commented: “I am hoping so! They are such a beautiful couple and balanced. Good listeners, warm, supportive and considerate.” (sic)
While Alielmuchacho wrote: “So well received that Jamaica is ditching the Queen as soon as they leave.”
Tony penned: “Yeah if you don’t account for being literally carried about by poor people beneath them and shaking hands with kids through a metal fence.” (sic)
Loz asked: “Are you being sarcastic? The photo ops don’t look good and Jamaica wants to remove the Queen as head of state.”
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Kamran Zamani added: “Piers, it’s not about smearing and whatnot… Things change… Times change…
“The idea of royalties, whether here or Thailand or Saudi Arabia or anywhere is worn out… Sort of outdated.” (sic)
Paul Edmonds reasoned: “Many of us Jamaicans love the royals. However like the British we also want real independance.”
According to the US publication, Prince William and wife Kate are facing “significant backlash” on their first official Caribbean tour.
The claim comes after the Cambridges were forced to change the venue for an event in Belize during their tour after facing opposition from local residents.
They now face further protests with Jamaican campaigners accusing the Queen and her predecessors of perpetuating slavery.
Meanwhile, as Jamaica marks its 60th anniversary, a coalition of politicians, business leaders, doctors and musicians have called for the British monarchy to pay slavery reparations in an open letter, and a demonstration is expected on Tuesday.
Jamaica gained independence from Britain on August 6 1962 but chose to keep the Queen as Sovereign.
Last year, another former colony, Barbados, transitioned from a Realm to a republic, and now it seems Jamaica may be heading in the same direction.
Express.co.uk have contacted representatives for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for comment.
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