Piers Morgan slams Meghan Markle's former on-screen love interest Patrick J Adams over royal family attack

UK broadcaster Piers Morgan is slamming Meghan Markle's former on-screen love interest Patrick J Adams following his online attack on the royal family

The Good Morning Britain presenter labelled Adams, 39, a "jumped up little twerp", calling his defence of Meghan and critique of the British royal family "disgusting". 

Earlier this week the palace launched an investigation into allegations Meghan bullied and humiliated Kensington staff during her time in the UK - prompting Adams to come out in defence of his former Suits co-star.

Adams posted a Twitter thread on Saturday, ripping into the royal family for "promoting and amplifying accusations of bullying" against Meghan.

In the thread, he calls Meghan an "enthusiastic, kind, cooperative, giving, joyful" person with a "deep sense of morality".

"It's OBSCENE that the Royal Family, who's newest member is currently GROWING INSIDE OF HER, is promoting and amplifying accusations of 'bullying' against a woman who herself was basically forced to [flee] the UK in order [to] protect her family and her own mental health," one of Suits star's many Twitter posts reads. 

Morgan, noticeably outraged, responded to the tweet saying: "Actually, what's 'OBSCENE' is your friend trashing her husband's family on global TV as the Queen's 99-yr-old husband lies in hospital.

"How dare you attack our Royal Family like this, you jumped-up little twerp."

In response to part of the thread where Canadian actor Adams calls the monarchy an "institution that has outlived its relevance, is way overdrawn on credibility, and apparently bankrupt of decency", Morgan adds that many of Meghan's Hollywood friends, including Adams, enjoyed the royal family's hospitality at her and Prince Harry's wedding.

"Meghan Markle's showbiz mates who flew over and grovelled up to the Royals at her wedding now publicly trashing the Monarchy," Morgan wrote. "And suggesting it be abolished. Disgusting."

Meghan has denied any bullying accusations the palace made against her, saying it was "no coincidence" the reports were emerging ahead of her and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah, which is due to air on Monday (NZT).

According to The Mirror, at least 10 former royal staff plan to take part in the bullying inquiry. Buckingham palace saying it was "very concerned" by the accusations.