CONTROVERSIAL Piers Morgan has taken a swipe at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after the birth of their second child, Lilibet. 

The former ITV Good Morning Britain presenter took to Twitter where he appeared to have a small dig at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. 

The pair announced the birth of their daughter, Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California, at the weekend.

Weighing in at 7lb 11oz, Lili - a younger sister to the Sussexes' two-year-old son, Archie, the pair said it was a "very special time" as they said she was "more than we could have imagined."

But Morgan, who previously raised controversy following comments made after the Duchess of Sussex revealed she had struggled with mental health, made his thoughts known as he took a swipe last night.

Writing on Twitter, he said: "To those asking for my reaction to the new royal baby, I am respecting her parents' constant pleas for privacy and declining to comment."

His tweet appeared to mock the couple, who previously said they were stepping back from their duties as senior royals in a bid to live more private lives. 

However as some may have expected, his tweet was met with fierce reaction with some telling Morgan to "give it a rest."

Meanwhile others mocked Morgan himself saying "nobody" had asked him for his opinion on the matter.

Morgan has previously been vocal in his criticism of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex since leaving Good Morning Britain.

In March this year, he stepped down as presenter of the ITV morning show in the wake of Meghan's revelation about her mental health during her time in duty.

At the time, he had also published his doubts over the validity of Meghan's claims on Twitter following her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. 

His remarks on air sparked a wave of criticism, with the TV watchdog - Ofcom - receiving a record-breaking number of complaints.