'Do we need to give them anymore oxygen?': Joan Collins shades Meghan Markle and Prince Harry as they arrive in UK

The 'Dynasty' fame actor shared her views on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex while speaking on 'Good Morning Britain'

'Do we need to give them anymore oxygen?': Joan Collins shades Meghan Markle and Prince Harry as they arrive in UK
Joan Collins comments come after Harry and Meghan landed in the UK for a string of charity events (Twitter Good Morning Britain/Michael M Santiago/Getty Images)
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Dame Joan Collins, 89, shared her views on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex while speaking on 'Good Morning Britain'. When asked by host Susanna Reid about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the actress and author replied, "Who could that be?" and asked if they needed more air time.

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After asking the 89-year-old about a possible role as Wallis Simpson, Susanna remarked, "Any other comment to make on any other Duchess at the moment?" To which, Dame Joan asked, "Who could that be?" adding, "I have no idea. Do we need to give them anymore oxygen?"

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Television presenter Susanna said, "She's over at the moment," which surprised the actress who said, "Oh really? I haven't had a chance to read up." The host told her about how Meghan Markle was called a diva by Mariah Carey on the duchess' podcast, 'Archetypes'.

To which, Joan said, "Oh really? I think it's rather nice being called a diva, now and then," adding, "It's supposed to be a compliment."

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Meghan and Harry are currently in the UK and will head to Manchester for the first of two charity events.The couple will be in the UK and Germany for their charities.

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Meanwhile, on 'Good Morning Britain', Joan recalled how she followed Marlon Brando's footsteps after a mix-up of the script happened on the hit musical 'Tomorrow Morning'.

Joan explained, "I said, 'those aren't the lines!' Meanwhile, the whole crew is setting up the lights and it was all done. They said, 'What?' and we compared our scripts, he said, 'That's not the lines, didn't you get the new script?' "

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She continued, "I said, 'No!' and he said, 'We sent it to your people - they always call them people. I said, 'you mean my agent?' and I said, 'Well, what am I going to do?' And he said, 'well what about you do a Marlon Brando. Have the lines put on."

On her role as Wallis Simpson for an upcoming project titled 'In Bed with the Duchess,' Joan said in an interview with Saga Magazine, “I play the Duchess of Windsor from the time that the Duke died right up until her death. It's a fabulous story.”

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Wallis was the American divorcee who fell in love with Prince Edward. Since royal protocol refrained Edward the chance to marry her and be king, he famously abdicated after less than a year on the throne, in one of the most shocking scandals in the royal family’s history.
 
Edward’s abdication allowed his brother, George VI, to become King and set the path for the now Queen Elizabeth II to become monarch. After Edward died in 1972, Wallis was rarely seen in public.  
 

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