In a truly rare occasion, Good Morning Britain‘s Piers Morgan was left speechless today (16 October) after he was shut down by Lady Colin Campbell for describing Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s child as ‘the first black royal baby’.
The author and I’m A Celeb contestant appeared on the ITV show alongside former royal butler Paul Burrell to discuss the announcement, but Lady C wasn’t happy with Morgan’s choice of words.
“The significance could be that because she’s from a mixed race family, we could have the first black baby Buckingham Palace has ever seen and it would be a wonderful thing,” he said.
While co-host Susanna Reid and guest Paul Burrell agreed, Lady C took major issue with the remark.
“Being Jamaican and having been brought up in Jamaica, which is a multiracial society, I’m very sorry the baby is not going to be black,” she replied. “The baby is going to have black blood and it’s also going to have white blood.”
She even accused Morgan of being racist, stating: “You can’t be seven-eighths white and called black, I think that’s racism of the highest order.
“That’s like Hitler’s definition of a Jew – ‘I’m sorry you’re one-eighth Jewish, you’re full Jewish, and therefore, into the oven you go.’ I’m sorry if you’re partly black you’re partly black. You’re not fully black.”
Naturally, Morgan was stunned by Lady C’s comments, only able to muster the reply, “interesting observation”.
Viewers were also shocked and disgusted by her remarks.
#GMB Lady C could start a fight in an empty house. She gave a good demonstration on how to insult half the world in 10 minutes… 🤬🤬🤬
— Biffa (@RayMGreen) October 16, 2018
On the subject of the Markle family feud, Lady C also had a controversial opinion on Meghan, stating: “I think the way she has treated her family is appalling. I hope for her sake and for the sake of the monarchy, as well as for the sake of both sides of her family, that she begins to embrace them.”