Piers Morgan has blasted Meghan Markle for utilising her royal title as Duchess of Sussex.

The former Good Morning Britain presenter, 56, has been a vocal critic of Meghan and her husband Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex since they made the decision to step down as senior members of the Royal Family last year.

Now in his latest column for the Daily Mail, Piers has continued his criticism of the Duchess of Sussex, now disliking her use of her royal title in the author credit of her latest venture - a new children's book entitled The Bench.

Piers penned in his column: "Yet when it comes to flogging her book, what author name does Meghan Markle use?

"Ah, of course: 'Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex."

Piers Morgan has criticised Meghan Markle's latest creative venture
Piers Morgan has criticised Meghan Markle's latest creative venture

He goes on: "Yes, she continues to cynically exploit her royal titles because she knows that's the only reason anyone is paying her vast sums of money to spew her uniquely unctuous brand of pious hectoring gibberish in Netflix documentaries, Spotify podcasts or children's books.

"Of course, her equally cynical publishers don't give a damn about any of this shocking double standard."

Morgan has taken issue before with Meghan and Harry using their royal titles in new entrepreneurial ventures.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is to publish a kids' book next month about a dad and son's relationship, entitled The Bench
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is to publish a kids' book next month about a dad and son's relationship, entitled The Bench
Piers has criticised Meghan for using her royal title in her new business ventures
Piers has criticised Meghan for using her royal title in her new business ventures

Confirming her new book The Bench on Tuesday, Meghan said in a statement: "The Bench started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father's Day, the month after Archie was born. That poem became this story."

She went on to say: "My hope is that The Bench resonates with every family, no matter the make-up, as much as it does with mine."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex now reside in California with their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor and are currently awaiting the birth of their next child.

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) and Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex follow the coffin during the ceremonial funeral procession of Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh to St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London, on April 17, 2021.
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) and Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex follow the coffin during the ceremonial funeral procession of Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh to St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London, on April 17, 2021.

Prince Harry returned to the United Kingdom last month for the funeral of his paternal grandfather, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who had died at the age of 99 in Windsor Castle.

Despite the much-discussed differences between himself and his older brother Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry was seen speaking with his brother and sister-in-law Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge after the funeral ceremony.

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