Meghan Markle was branded “patronising” after she left messages for sex workers on bananas. The Duchess of Sussex wrote on pieces of fruit as she helped make parcels during a visit to charity One25 with Prince Harry last week. Piers Morgan claimed Meghan’s actions were “patronising” on Monday, prompting an Australian TV host to insist the Duchess of Sussex should have taken a “leaf out of Diana’s book” by trying to reach out to sex workers.
Ryan Phelan said: “It is patronising. She has the best intentions in de-stigmatising the sex industry.
“But, then she has done something patronising which I think has undone that.
“She should have taken a leaf out of Diana’s book, who did do a lot with sex workers.
“She would go out in the middle of the night, when there were no cameras and lift their spirits in that way.
“Putting mantra on a banana? Please.”
Another panellist on Australia’s Sunrise, added: “Oh, poor Meghan, she just can’t do anything right, can she?
“She tries to do the right thing, she tries to do something positive, and then they just bring her straight back down.
“I don’t think there is anything wrong with a bit of positive affirmations out there, whether they are meaningful or not.
“You can’t do anything wrong, you can’t do anything right, they’re positive affirmations, really? Is it so bad.”
On Monday ITV host Piers Morgan ripped into Meghan on Good Morning Britain after the Duchess of Sussex shared support for sex workers at a Bristol charity.
Morgan said: “Giving a sex worker a banana is clearly exposing her to potential mockery.”
The visit to the charity came during the royal couple’s tour of the city where they also visited Bristol Old Vic.
Meghan and Prince Harry also visited a local gym in order to learn more about the city’s rich cultural history.