KEY POINTS

  • Buckingham Palace declined to comment on Piers Morgan's recent claims, royal correspondent Omid Scobie says
  • Morgan claimed members of the royal family thanked him for "standing up for them" following Meghan and Harry's interview
  • Some Twitter users interpreted the royals' silence as confirmation of Morgan's claims, while others defended the royal family

Queen Elizabeth II has refused to comment on Piers Morgan's claim that members of the royal family have reached out to him and thanked him for defending them following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's tell-all interview, according to a royal expert.

Royal correspondent Omid Scobie reported via Twitter that Buckingham Palace won’t be commenting on Morgan’s claims further.

"No comment from Buckingham Palace (yet) but this is quite the claim coming from PM, who told @extratv that messages communicated 'on behalf on several members of the Royal Family' have thanked him for standing up against the Sussexes," Scobie first tweeted, before adding in a follow-up post, "Update: Buckingham Palace are not going to be commenting on this."

During an interview with "Extra’s" Billy Bush Tuesday, Morgan claimed that he's "had some messages communicated to me on behalf of several members of the royal family who were grateful … that somebody was standing up for them" after Markle and Prince Harry's bombshell revelations, which included allegations of racism within the institution.

While Morgan did not confirm whether or not some of these messages were from "upper-level people," the 56-year-old TV personality said he's "had a lot of support privately from a lot of people."

Scobie’s post received mixed responses from Twitter users. Some interpreted Buckingham Palace's silence as confirmation or an indication that the royals are siding with Morgan, a longtime critic of Markle and Prince Harry.

"That’s why Piers said it he knows they would neither confirm nor deny. It goes to show that Meghan and Harry were right in the assertions. They support the bullying of the mixed race pregnant woman," one commented.

"How can the family, who advocate on mental health & anti bullying etc, not explicitly reject any suggestion of support for P*ers? Even ITV distanced themselves from his statements," another added.

"The royal family won't comment because at the end of the day the accusations of them using Piers as one of their media mouthpieces (attack dogs) to harass and vilify Meghan Markle with malicious lies is the truth. It's unforgivably vile and the palace will never live this down," a third user wrote.

Many others rushed to defend the Queen and the royal family, saying they didn't believe Morgan's claim that someone from the palace had reached out to him. The royals' supporters also believe that there are other more important matters that deserve the royal family's attention.

"I don’t believe anyone in the family contacted piers. It’s another way to try and hurt Harry and Meghan making them believe a member of their own family enjoyed seeing Meghan ripped to purges by PM," one wrote.

"They’ve got better things to do with their time then get involved with this rubbish. Can’t believe you tweeted this in the first place," another added.

"Everyone can see through the lying diarrhea coming from #MeghanAndHarry. Why should the Palace lower themselves to their level? Besides, they are too busy carrying out their duties on behalf of the Monarchy," a third netizen wrote.

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