Piers Morgan attacks Prince Harry's 'terrible' acting skills in new advert

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Piers Morgan, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
Piers Morgan has called Prince Harry a 'terrible actor' and a 'hypocrite'. (Getty Images)

Piers Morgan has called Prince Harry a "terrible actor" after he debuted his skills in an advert for his new non-profit travel company.

The Duke of Sussex stars in a short film opposite New Zealand comedian Rhys Darby to promote his eco-travel organisation Travalyst - which encourages sustainable travel.

Morgan said on his TalkTV show Uncensored: "I'm sure there's one thing we can all agree on, and it's this. This is not acting."

After playing a clip from the commercial the former Good Morning Britain presenter added: "Yep, that's privacy shy Prince Harry on TV again making his acting debut in a ridiculous New Zealand advert for his eco-travel non-profit.

"He's clearly not just a terrible actor, but he's also a terrible hypocrite who constantly preaches about the environment, who uses private jets like I use black cabs.

Watch: Prince Harry's acting debut in Travalyst ad

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"This is like Adele lecturing us about how not to be a diva."

The four minute ad sees Prince Harry accosted by a Travalyst agent, played by Darby, while jogging.

He is given a star rating for his visit to New Zealand in 2018 based on how eco-friendly he behaved while a tourist in the country.

Travalyst, founded by Duke of Sussex, describes itself as a "not-for-profit organisation that is convening a global alliance of leading travel and tourism service providers."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex wear traditional Maori cloaks called Korowai during a visit to Te Papaiouru, Ohinemutu, in Rotorua, before a lunch in honour of Harry and Meghan, on day four of the royal couple's tour of New Zealand. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a royal tour of New Zealand shortly after they were married in 2018. (Getty Images)

Morgan's criticism of Prince Harry's acting and new business follows his public mocking of Meghan Markle over the cancellation of her upcoming Netflix animated series.

The Duchess of Sussex had been developing the children's series Pearl, as part of her and Prince Harry's exclusive deal with the streaming service, but it has been reported that the project has now been dropped.

Morgan said on his TalkTV show Uncensored that the Royal couple may be "subtly discovering that maybe the rest of the world isn't quite as excited by their self-righteous brand of their pious, hypocritical, money-grabbing, virtue-signalling, royal-bashing, as they are."

Morgan quit ITV breakfast show Good Morning Britain in March 2021 over comments he made about Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Piers Morgan walking out of the GMB studio in March 2021.
Piers Morgan quit Good Morning Britain after accusing Meghan Markle of lying during an episode of the show in March 2021. (ITV)

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The TV presenter accused the Duchess of Sussex of lying during the interview.

The former tabloid editor has been open about his dislike of Markle since her engagement to Prince Harry was announced in 2017. Morgan claims she befriended him when she was an actor and then shunned him once she entered into a relationship with the prince.

When she published children's picture book The Bench - based on a poem she wrote for Prince Harry on his first Father's Day - Morgan branded the book ludicrously inappropriate" and hypocritical.

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