This Morning host Alison Hammond has been criticized by viewers for commenting on Prince Philip.
On Monday’s show, Alison and Dermot O’Leary joined Matthew Wright and Camilla Tominey to discuss the Duke of Edinburgh’s death.
Alison started the discussion by saying, “I know we all expected him to die, but it was still pretty shocking.”
What did This Morning viewers say about Alison?
Some viewers took to Twitter to criticize Alison’s comment, which they described as “insensitive”.
Read more: Prince Harry arrives in the UK ahead of Prince Philip’s funeral
One person said, “I know we expected him to die and everything like that ?!” I’m sorry, but how rude and unprofessional is this comment ?! “
Another wrote: “I am not looking at this [bleep] show longer. Alison: We expected him to die? #WTF How professional !! ”
Alison criticized her for her comment
A third tweeted: “@AlisonHammond She may need to improve her presentation and interviewing skills because it is very insensitive and incredibly unprofessional to say, “We expected him to die”. “
“I know we expected him to die and so on ?! ‘I’m sorry, but how rude and unprofessional is this comment ?! #this morning
– Emma (@ Emma57556405) April 12, 2021
– J🇬🇧🇳🇬🦁❤ (@MissLionHeart) April 12, 2021
– Issy Moore (@ issym16) April 12, 2021
Philip died “peacefully” on Friday (April 9) at Windsor Castle, the palace announced on behalf of the Queen.
The Duke’s funeral will take place this Saturday (April 17th) at St. George’s Chapel.
Prince Harry recently flew over from California so he could self-isolate and attend the funeral.
Prince Harry arrives in the UK
However, his wife Meghan Markle has not joined him as she has reportedly been advised against flying due to her pregnancy.
Reportedly, family conversations are more focused on Philip than Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview fallout.
A source said The sun: “The Queen has declared royal mourning for two weeks, so it is clear that this is the focus.
“Conversations will be private, but the focus will be on the emotional issues of dealing with a father and grandfather.”
Even so, royal experts have said that this could be the perfect opportunity for Harry to re-establish his relationship with the royal family.
Expert Penny Junor said MailOnline: “I hope that when something good comes out of the Duke’s death, it brings the family together.
Read more: Sophie Wessex reveals that Prince Philip’s death was “very, very peaceful” and “so gentle”.
“I can imagine that they will all be anxious to see each other again.”
ED! contacted This Morning representatives for comment on this story.
Leave us a comment our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix and let us know what you think of this story.