On Thursday morning, an extract from Harry’s memoir Spare was leaked, in which he claimed that Prince William physically attacked him in a row about his marriage to Meghan in 2019.
Speaking about the allegations on Loose Women on the same day, the panel, which also consisted of Charlene White, Jane Moore and Linda Robson, was divided after Denise went in to bat for the couple.
‘There is a light being shone on behaviours which have to change,’ she said.
Jane jumped in to say having dirty laundry aired in public could be ‘hurtful’ to the royals, but Denise made it clear where she stood.
‘Why shouldn’t Harry say his peace Jane?’ she questioned.
Denise declared she was ‘Team Harry and Meghan’ on Loose Women (Picture: Ken McKay/ ITV/ Shutterstock)
Catherine, William, Harry and Meghan were recently reunited after the death of Queen Elizabeth II (Picture: Francis Dias/Pool/Newspix International)
‘I think he’s had to move away from his family…,’ she was adding before Jane said that he was ‘using [his family] to make money’.
‘You’ve talked to me about interrupting,’ Denise directed at Jane following the interjection, before continuing.
‘The fact is the Royal Family make quite a bit of money, Jane, themselves,’ she stated, claiming that it was ‘game over’ when ‘Meghan was seen as the People’s Princess’.
‘I think do what you like and tell your story.’
Denise explained why she supported Harry ‘speaking his peace’ (Picture: Ken McKay/ ITV/ Shutterstock)
Her statement was met with a round of applause by the studio audience, before Jane simply said: ‘Tell it but don’t sell it’.
She also asked Denise if she had ‘blind support’ for the couple, or if she would admit they had ‘made mistakes’.
‘Everybody makes mistakes, but I don’t see anything wrong with getting his wife out of this country,’ she replied.
‘When they said they wanted privacy, they wanted it from other people’s narratives, not from their own story and this is the only way they’ve got to tell it.’
‘I am team Harry and Meghan.’
Last year Denise also clashed with some of her fellow panellists, including Jane, while they were discussing the royals.
During the exchange, Gloria Hunniford put out her hand in an attempt to calm Denise, who fumed after Jane commented: ‘You can’t say I want privacy but then she’s [Meghan] inviting the journalists into her life’.
There are set to be plenty more explosive allegations in Harry’s book, which is released on January 10.
To promote the book, Harry has also conducted two interviews, one with ITV News at Ten’s Tom Bradby and another with Anderson Cooper for 60 Minutes in the US.
Loose Women airs weekdays from 12.30pm on ITV1.
Got a story?
If you’ve got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us email@example.com, calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we’d love to hear from you.