Germaine Greer opens up on 60 Minutes and predicts that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s marriage won’t last

Germaine Greer opens up on 60 Minutes and predicts that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s marriage won’t last
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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.

Germaine Greer speaks at The Age Book of the Year Awards as part of the opening night of the Melbourne Writers Festival on August 22, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kane Hibberd/Getty Images)

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.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend a reception with delegates from the Commonwealth Youth Forum at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on April 18, 2018 in London, United Kingdom (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall poses with Germaine Greer, one of the seven mominees as she attends a reception and recording at Buckingham Palace to mark the announcement of the Woman's Hour 70th Anniversary Power List on December 13, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool / Getty Images)

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.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive at the Royal Albert Hall to attend a star-studded concert to celebrate the Queen's 92nd birthday on April 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the Invictus Games Reception at Australia House on April 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the Women's Empowerment reception hosted by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at the Royal Aeronautical Society on April 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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