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Rich Tea584 posts since 16 Apr 2017
Anglia (West) Look East
Probably because that’s her name?


Markle is her maiden name. Since getting married she is titled Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.


It's the same as the Duchess of Cambridge being referred to as Kate Middleton, which still happens almost 9 years after she got married .



I heard someone on radio during the weekend refer to Prince Henry's (Wink) mother as Lady Di. It's only been 38½ years since she was last that prior to her marriage.
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ASR17 posts since 15 Apr 2018
London London
Just going to leave this comparison here...




Childish and completely unneeded


Not that I'm condoning Ben Thompson's tweet - it was stooping to the levels of immaturity evidenced by Morgan - but Piers Morgan himself is hardly known for being respectful about BBC Breakfast, both in his tweets and on screen. Smashing a BBC Breakfast mug on air = the height of professionalism? I think not.

At least people like Dan Walker have been polite and complimented Morgan and Reid for doing a good job. To my knowledge, it's never reciprocated on their part.

As for those suggesting the Breakfast interview with Boris Johnson this morning was sycophantic = Morgan and Trump, anyone?


Once, Piers (probably reluctantly) complemented Breakfast's interview with war hero Harry Billinge. But, yes, the rest of the time he's indefensibly unprofessional.
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Rkolsen3,034 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World News
The comparisons between Breakfast and GMB are unfair really. One caters for older audiences that want a quick news digest (until 8.30) with a more leisure/entertainment lighter format at the tail end, while the other is a shock jock/fluff hybrid aimed at housewives.

Morgan's monologue at 6.30 is right out of right-wing American talk radio.


What did he say?
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JamesWorldNews8,536 posts since 22 Aug 2004
STV Central BBC World News


Morgan's monologue at 6.30 is right out of right-wing American talk radio.


Finding myself unusually free for 10 minutes at 6:30 the other day I tuned in. What I find odd about it is both Morgan and Reid never glance at each other, and Reid just interjects every 15 seconds or so looking straight into the camera. It's an odd thing to see on TV, but would be (and is) more natural on the radio.

The wide shots are even worse, with the two other presenters flanking the pair sat motionless in a state of shock


Yes, I’ve noticed that as well. In fact, the on-screen visual of the two is rather odd. Very unnatural.
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Stuart7,357 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight

Markle is her maiden name. Since getting married she is titled Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

It's the same as the Duchess of Cambridge being referred to as Kate Middleton, which still happens almost 9 years after she got married .

I heard someone on radio during the weekend refer to Prince Henry's (Wink) mother as Lady Di. It's only been 38½ years since she was last that prior to her marriage.

Calling her 'Lady Di' is no less correct than calling her 'Princess Diana', a title she never held - as she constantly reminded the media.


Diana was either 'The Princess of Wales' (or Princess Charles - which was never used), then after her divorce 'Diana, Princess of Wales', which was less stuffy than the more formal 'Dowager Princess of Wales'.

Meghan is 'The Duchess of Sussex'. Referring to her as 'Meghan, Duchess of Sussex' is a form of address following a divorce (as with Diana) or death of her husband. This is to differentiate her from any future wife of Harry (or wife of his son) who would hold the title 'The Duchess of Sussex'.
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Stuart7,357 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Harry's son would be Prince Archie of Sussex, so his wife would never be Duchess as I understand it.

Technically, Archie is entitled to be called the "The Earl of Dumbarton' now, which is his Father's secondary title, but the Sussexes have decided not to use it for him. Any wife during his Father's lifetime would be 'The Countess of Dunbarton'.


On the death of his Father, he will inherit the dukedom of Sussex, and his wife would become 'The Duchess of Sussex'.

Considering I am a republican at heart, I have a strange fascination and rather deep knowledge of this topic. Very Happy
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