In a recent segment on the Today show, co-hosts Karl Stefanovic and Sophie Walsh couldn’t hold back their brutal opinions of Meghan Markle.
The royal released a new video for her Archwell website, which was to mark her 40th birthday and introduce her new passion project.
However the hosts of the Channel Nine breakfast program were not impressed.
“I love that she’s lecturing people about getting back to the workplace and she quit her job as a royal after less than two years,” Sophie Walsh.
The temporary fill in for Natalie Barr did not seem to like the 40×40 project, which aims to teach women how to mentor other unemployed women who lost their jobs during the pandemic.
Karl Stefanovic previously lashed out at Prince Harry over his upcoming tell-all memoir, and has since taken to mocking the newly-released clip.
“And to have that dog’s life, just lying there in front of the fire that’s not on, on a pillow,” he said.
“Why doesn’t she talk normally? [American accent] ‘To harness the woman’s mobility as she works back…’ I mean, come on,” he went on.
“No wonder Harry’s outside juggling!”
Sophie replied: “Harry’s lost the plot.”
Viewers weren’t very happy with the TV hosts, who took to social media to call out Stefanovic and Walsh.
“Why put this up when you all clearly with your disdain this morning for her… Do better! Just inform on the news we don’t need your hateful narrative of her,” one angry viewer wrote on Twitter.
Another viewer labelled the pair as “trolls” and called the segment “disgusting”.
The video follows after the Duchess of Sussex launched a new project to support women into getting back into work.
Prince Harry also gatecrashed the clip, which she filmed with actor Melissa McCarthy.
In an article posted on the Archewell website she said: “Amongst the most valuable gifts of time is also time spent in service to others knowing that it can contribute to incredible change.
“To that last point, and with my 40th lap around the sun in mind, it made me wonder: what would happen if we all committed 40 minutes to helping someone else or to mentoring someone in need? And then what would happen if we asked our friends to do the same?”
She continued: “I believe mentorship is one way to help women regain confidence and rebuild their economic strength, and for my birthday, I have asked 40 friends, activists, athletes, artists, and world leaders to help kickoff a global effort by contributing 40 minutes of mentorship to support women re-entering the workforce.
“With this time, I hope they each help someone advance a professional life on her own terms, and, I hope that they inspire countless others to give 40 minutes of their time as well.”
This article originally appeared on Over60.