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Piers Morgan has criticised Prince Harry by claiming he only wants the press to "say nice things about him".

The former Good Morning Britain presenter, 56, has been a long-running vocal critic of the Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex since they stepped down as senior members of the Royal Family last year.

Speaking on Fox News' Hannity, Piers noted on being a broadcaster in the UK: "It's very difficult. We are government regulated.

"There is a regulatory body called Ofcom whose only job it is to basically boss around people on the airwaves and tell us what we can and can't say.

"Very different to what happens in the United States – you're covered by the first amendment."

Piers Morgan criticises Prince Harry for his attitude towards the press in an appearance on Fox News
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The first amendment of the American constitution includes the right to freedom of speech and press, but Piers used this to criticise the Duke of Sussex who has criticised the press in the past, particularly in the UK.

Piers said: "The same first amendment that Prince Harry can't stomach because he only wants the right for the media to say nice things about him – not to hold him to account."

The broadcaster also used this to once again complain about what he calls an "epidemic of cancel culture" which he says is harming the ability to freely express views and opinions.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have been vocal in their criticism of the UK press
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In an interview alongside Meghan with Oprah Winfrey in March, Prince Harry blamed both the Press and his strained relationship with the institution of the Royal Family for the couple's decision to step down as senior members of the Royal Family and leave the UK.

Criticising the press for their coverage of Meghan, Prince Harry said: "I’ve got my own relationship that goes back a long way with the media.

"I asked for calm from the British tabloids — once as a boyfriend, once as a husband and once as a father."

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex stepped down from their roles as senior members of the Royal Family last year
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In his Apple TV documentary series that he co-produced with Oprah entitled The Me You Can't See, the Duke of Sussex also criticised the media for instances of what he perceived as "smears" of his wife.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex now reside in California with their two-year-old son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor and newborn daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.

Prince Harry returned to the UK earlier this year for a brief visit to attend the funeral of his grandfather Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Meghan was unable to attend for medical reasons during her pregnancy with daughter Lilibet.