Tatum O’Neal is sharing her thoughts on Meghan Markle’s request for privacy while attending Wimbledon.
O’Neal joined Piers Morgan, who opposed Markle’s stance a day earlier, on an episode of “Good Morning Britain”. She was there to talk about her relationships with tennis star John McEnroe and the late Michael Jackson but talk quickly turned royal when Piers asked her opinion of Meghan’s latest request.
‘It’s so upsetting to me because if you think about Princess Diana and how absolutely inclusive she was and how she would never turn anyone anyway, and I just had so much hope for Meghan, I wanted her to be the next Princess Diana and it seems like it’s all about her and it’s really upsetting me,” O’Neal said.
“If you get the ring reset and you do a $400,000 renovation and you do the private jet to New York for the party; it’s not Diana. This is not Diana, this is something else. I don’t know what it is.”
Touching on the rumours that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are “fighting” with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, O’Neal said, “I think Kate really gets it. She gets the lack of privacy and I hope they [the couples] are not fighting.”
Piers Morgan, of course, let his opinions fly a day earlier, slamming the duchess for reportedly not allowing the public to take photographs of her at Wimbledon as he discussed the whole thing with co-host Susanna Reid.
Morgan said, according to the Sun: “If you go to Wimbledon in your free tickets in the Royal Box, the best seats in the house for nothing, and you take your two bezzies… you’re public people.
“If you want to be private, go back to America and live privately.”
He added, “In the Royal Box at Wimbledon. With the world’s cameras beamed on their heads.
“It’s not a private place. If you want to be private don’t go to the Royal Box at Wimbledon.
“Honestly, it’s a complete joke. You’ve got to work out what you want to be — do you want to be public or private?”
Morgan also took a swipe at Prince Harry and Meghan’s constant need for privacy.
He insisted, “It’s frankly hypocritical and they’re not private people, they’re the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. We get to pay for their mansion, we get to do all of this.”
Morgan’s comments come after Harry and Meghan held a private christening for baby Archie last weekend.
ET Canada has contacted Buckingham Palace for a comment.