Piers Morgan Angling For First U.S. Interview with Kate Middleton

Piers Morgan

When Piers Morganone of Anglophenia’s 10 stars to watch in 2011 — replaces Larry King on CNN this month, the British journalist will need to tap into his A-list contact book to stand out. On his UK interview series Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, he charmed the likes of Simon Cowell, Susan Boyle, Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and Joan Collins.

But for his American chatfest, Piers Morgan Tonight, he’s aiming for the biggest get of them all, the first U.S. sit-down with princess-to-be Kate Middleton.

Kate Middleton

Morgan told TV Guide: “I am working hard on getting that interview. I’ve known William a long time and I knew his mother, Diana, very well. I had a memorable lunch with William and his mother when he was 13. I spoke with her regularly on the phone. I’m a big monarchist. I think a royal wedding is very exciting.”

That would be a coup: Piers outbidding the likes of Oprah, Barbara, Diane, and Katie for the Middleton interview? This man does not lack for ambition.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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