Germaine Greer opens up on 60 Minutes and predicts that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s marriage won’t last
Known to the world as the controversial feminist, Germaine Greer spoke about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's relationship at a recent interview, and she believes that their marriage won't be a really long-lasting affair, so to speak.
In an interview with 60 Minutes on April 15, Greer delivered a fairly grim prediction of the fate of the royal marriage. She said that the biggest challenge for the American actress would be “just putting up with it,” according to her.
Greer is a staunch Republican, and her opinions on the royal family, whom she calls “the firm,” are mostly of negative nature. As the world gears up for witnessing the royal matrimonial union on May 19, Greer was not shying away from discussing their separation, saying that divorces “are everywhere” in the royal family.
Greer has never shied away from speaking about her personal opinions when it comes to the Royal family. Previously, the British citizen has talked about the late Princess Diana, calling her “needy” and “too dependent on the love of men.” About Markle, Greer said that she too would soon get tired of the royal family just like Diana did.
“It’s nearly always a question of the non-royal running for the hills just to get away from the whole thing. It’s horrible, it’s anachronistic,” said Greer.
We all are aware of how Markle has made a lot of sacrifices to get married to Prince Harry. She has given up a successful acting career in the US, a chance at a more private social life, her social media presence for the Royal family, but Greer sees it all as "one-sided."
“No one wants Meghan’s children, they’re going to be eighth, ninth in the line of succession,” she said. “I think it would be more modern of them not to want [children]”, she told 60 Minutes interviewer Tara Brown.
However, when asked why the Suits actress would give up so much of her life to marry a guy if she wasn't sure of her relationship with him, Greer gave the crudest replies of all time. “Why would a girl born in poverty marry a man with 53 million quid? I can’t think of a single reason,” she said.
Speaking of Markle's chances with Prince Harry, she said, “Stay with it for as long as it lasts, why not. But don’t stay for the bad bit. Be prepared to go when it gets bad. Just say, ‘That’s it. Gave it my best shot. I’m outta here’.”
But in her personal opinion, “I think she’ll bolt. She bolted before,” Greer said, in reference to Markle's failed marriage to Trevor Engelson that ended in a divorce. “I hope in a way that she’ll bolt but maybe she’ll take Harry with her," suggested Greer.