Piers Morgan jokes on ‘awkward’ moment with Prince Harry after Ofcom win

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Piers Morgan couldn't help but joke about how awkward it was for him as Prince Harry made a surprise appearance the GQ Awards on Wednesday 1 September.

The Awards took place at London's Tate Modern and organisers decided to invite the 36 year old Duke of Sussex along to present a prize to Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert, Professor Catherine Green and the team who helped create the Oxford/AstraZaneca vaccine.

During his brief appearance on screen while he was safely at home in Los Angeles, Prince Harry praised the team for their hard work and slammed those who "peddle in lies and fear" across the media for encouraging anti-vaxxers.

As Harry, who was dressed in a black suit with a matching bowtie, spoke out, Piers was left feeling rather uneasy as just hours before Ofcom cleared him of his remarks about the Duke's 40 year old wife Meghan Markle on Good Morning Britain.

Sharing a snap of the front page of a newspaper about Prince Harry's lecture at the Awards, Piers wrote: "#awks".

Piers, 56, made Ofcom history as his rants about the Duchess of Sussex became the most complained about moment on TV, with a total of 57,121 complaints.

Meghan was amongst those who complained to the regulator about Piers' comments. The former GMB host sensationally stormed off the GMB set and later quit the show following his rants.

However, Ofcom have ruled that Piers' comments have not broken any of the regulator's rules.

The ruling from the regulatory body reads: "The interview between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Oprah Winfrey contained serious allegations and it was legitimate for this Programme to discuss and scrutinise those claims including their veracity.

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"Ofcom is clear that, consistent with freedom of expression, Mr Morgan was entitled to say be disbelieved the Duke and Duchess' allegations and to told and express strong views that rigorously challenged their account.

"The Code allows for individuals to express strongly held and robustly argued views, including those that are potentially harmful or highly offensive, and for broadcasters to include these in their programming.

"The restriction of such views would, in our view, be an unwarranted and chilling restriction on freedom of expression both of the broadcaster and the audience."

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Despite fans calling for Piers to return to his job at Good Morning Britain in the comments, it appears he won't be taking on his role once more.

ITV told MailOnline that they "have no current plans to invite him to present Good Morning Britain".

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