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‘Queen must stop them!’ Piers Morgan claims as Meghan ‘uses title for political lobbying’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Former Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan has taken to Twitter to call for the Queen to “stop the Sussexes” after it was reported that Meghan Markle was “cold-calling” Republican Senators to lobby for paid paternity leave. The ITV host, 56, fumed about the claims in a post on the micro-blogging platform today before calling for the Queen to strip Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of their royal titles.

In view of his 7.9 million followers, Piers branded the reports “outrageous” and called on the monarch to act.

He wrote: “Just outrageous for Princess Pinocchio to use her royal title for political lobbying like this.

“The Queen must stop the Sussexes causing such endless damage to the Monarchy’s reputation.

“Take their titles away,” he ended his post.

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The former Life Stories host was responding to reports that Meghan had called two senators on their private numbers to lobby for political purposes.

According to Senator Kristen Gillibrand, Meghan is hoping to become part of “a working group to work on paid leave long term”.

Senators Susan Collins and Shelley More Capito were said to be “shocked” after receiving the phone call from the Duchess of Sussex, who reportedly used her royal title to lobby for the cause.

Addressing the surprise call, Senator Collins from Maine said: “I was happy to talk with her, but I’m more interested in what people from Maine are telling me about paid leave.”

“And she goes “Sen. Capito?” I said, ‘Yes,’ she said, “This is Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.'”

“I couldn’t figure out how she got my number,” she told Politico.

The move comes after the former Suits actress reportedly wrote a letter to top Democrats, lobbying them on the issue as well as buying gift cards for Starbucks workers in a high-profile stunt to bring attention to the cause.

On October 20, Meghan wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer advocating for paid family leave.

But two weeks after her letter, the mother-of-two made the calls to the Republican Senators.

Following the calls, Senator Gillibrand said she had notified other female senators ahead of the Duchess making further calls.

She said: “‘I talked to each of the women senators and let them know that she’s going to reach out, because she only completed two of the calls,” Gillibrand said.

“She’s going to call some others, so I let them know in advance.”

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