Natalie Barr calls Meghan Markle a ‘hoax’ when compared to Nelson Mandela.

Sunrise presenter Natalie Barr has dubbed Meghan Markle a “tosser” in an extraordinary on-air rant after the Duchess of Sussex compared herself to Nelson Mandela in her new interview with The Cut magazine.

The former ‘Suits’ actress, 41, claimed she was told by a ‘The Lion King’ cast member in 2019 that South Africans were ‘dancing in the streets’ when she married Prince Harry – just like they did when “Mandela was freed from prison”..

Barr, 54, who is known for her more conservative broadcasting style, was unusually candid on Tuesday when she told her co-host David “Kochie” Koch that she “couldn’t even bear to sit through the whole article.”

Sunrise presenter Natalie Barr (left, with David Koch) has called Meghan Markle a

Sunrise presenter Natalie Barr (left, with David Koch) has called Meghan Markle a “tosser” in an extraordinary on-air rant after the Duchess of Sussex compared herself to Nelson Mandela

“I think in Australia we would say she’s just full of it. She’s an asshole. She is a total ass! That’s how we would describe them. I just can’t… the way she talks,” she added.

The term “Tosser” is a slightly offensive slang term in Australia for an obnoxious person.

News anchor Edwina Bartholomew offered a more diplomatic response to Meghan’s claims, telling the panel: “I think maybe she has a very different narrative in the US than what’s accepted in the UK.”

The Duchess of Sussex, 41, told The Cut (pictured on the magazine's cover) that she was told by a'The Lion King' cast member in 2019 that South Africans were'dancing in the street' when she married Prince Harry - just like they did when'Mandela was freed from prison'

The Duchess of Sussex, 41, told The Cut (pictured on the magazine’s cover) that she was told by a ‘The Lion King’ cast member in 2019 that South Africans were ‘dancing in the street’ when she married Prince Harry – just like they did when ‘Mandela was freed from prison’

‘Or just anywhere in the world!’ Barr scoffed as Koch joked, “That’s Eddie’s code for ‘Tosser.'”

Mandela spent 27 years in prison for opposing South Africa’s apartheid system.

After his release, he helped negotiate an end to apartheid and became South Africa’s first democratically elected president.

News anchor Edwina Bartholomew offered a more diplomatic response, telling the panel,

News anchor Edwina Bartholomew offered a more diplomatic response, telling the panel, “I think maybe she has a different narrative in the US than in the UK.”

Nelson Mandela, accompanied by his wife Winnie, raises his hand in celebration as he leaves Victor Verster prison near Cape Town February 11, 1990 after spending 27 years in apartheid prisons

Nelson Mandela, accompanied by his wife Winnie, raises his hand in celebration as he leaves Victor Verster prison near Cape Town February 11, 1990 after spending 27 years in apartheid prisons

The hosts of rival breakfast show Today also mocked Markle’s interview on Tuesday.

Karl Stefanovic, who has never been shy about criticizing Meghan, scoffed in disbelief at Markle’s claims while speaking to Nine’s London correspondent Tracy Vo.

“It’s hard to imagine how that would fit together [the Royal Family]especially the Mandela references,” the 48-year-old remarked, while his co-host Allison Langdon added, “This one is unmusical in my opinion.”

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex is pictured at his wedding to Meghan Markle in May 2018

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex is pictured at his wedding to Meghan Markle in May 2018

Feigning sympathy, Stefanovic later joked, “I think [Meghan is] probably a bit misunderstood, don’t you think?’

Langdon, 43, whose dislike for the Sussexes is well documented, grinned: “Oh, you change your tune, don’t you, Karl?”

“Yes, I think it’s time to support them, especially after the Mandela comments. I think anyone who compares themselves to Mandela is fair enough,” he said, bursting into laughter.

The hosts of rival breakfast show Today also mocked Markle's interview on Tuesday. (Pictured: Karl Stefanovic, left, and Allison Langdon, right)

The hosts of rival breakfast show Today also mocked Markle’s interview on Tuesday. (Pictured: Karl Stefanovic, left, and Allison Langdon, right)

“Even though it was said… to share that… At least they’re living their ‘quiet life’ as they wished,” Langdon said, rolling his eyes.

It comes as Meghan’s interview with The Cut – part of New York magazine – continues to spark backlash.

In it, she claimed she and Prince Harry were “happy” to leave Britain and “disrupt the dynamic of the hierarchy… just by existing” before stepping down as front-line royals and relocating to North America.

Langdon said of Markle's Mandela comparison:'This one is unmusical in my opinion'

Langdon said of Markle’s Mandela comparison: ‘This one is unmusical in my opinion’

Her interview with The Cut came just days after Meghan used her new Spotify podcast to complain about being forced to continue her engagements on a royal tour in South Africa following a fire in her son Archie's bedroom

Her interview with The Cut came just days after Meghan used her new Spotify podcast to complain about being forced to continue her engagements on a royal tour in South Africa following a fire in her son Archie’s bedroom

She also claimed that the couple didn’t “reinvent the wheel” when they wanted financial freedom.

The Cut reported that Meghan listed a “handful of princes and princesses and dukes who have exactly the arrangement they wanted,” although none of those royals were named in the article.

The interview came after claims Harry and Meghan will not see the Queen at Balmoral when they visit the UK next week amid an ongoing security row.

It was also released just days after Meghan used her new Spotify podcast to complain about being forced to continue her engagements on a royal tour in South Africa following a fire in son Archie’s bedroom.

The Duchess, in a conversation with tennis legend Serena Williams, also hit out at those who criticized her for being “ambitious” when she first started dating Harry.

Meghan (pictured with husband Prince Harry and son Archie) said she was devastated after her then-newborn son's bedroom caught fire during the Sussexes' 2019 tour of South Africa. The baby wasn't in the room at the time, but Meghan said she was so devastated that she struggled to attend a royal engagement later that day

Meghan (pictured with husband Prince Harry and son Archie) said she was devastated after her then-newborn son’s bedroom caught fire during the Sussexes’ 2019 tour of South Africa. The baby wasn’t in the room at the time, but Meghan said she was so devastated that she struggled to attend a royal engagement later that day

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