Stefanie Powers launches vicious attack on Meghan Markle but gushes about 'impeccable' Kate Middleton
"Meghan's role is not about being a star. It's her job to be Harry's wife, not change the royal dynamic," the actress said in an interview
Stefanie Powers has attacked Meghan Markle in a recent interview which saw her share a series of unrestrained opinions about the royal family.
Best known for her leading role in the 80s sitcom 'Hart to Hart', Powers became close to Prince Charles over the years through their mutual love of polo.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, she spoke about how she strongly disapproves of Meghan, who is Charles' daughter-in-law.
According to the actress, the Duchess of Sussex has attempted to turn the royal family into her personal reality TV show.
"(Meghan) wants to be a star, which, I'm sorry, is not what she is supposed to be doing," Powers said. "Meghan's role is not about being a star. It's her job to be Harry's wife, not change the royal dynamic."
Powers also attacked Meghan's acting career. "Those headlines saying she was Hollywood royalty marrying British royalty... She had a role in a TV show," she said.
"Please, she's obviously not a great actress. She's not gotten into the role she has taken on. Grace Kelly did (when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco), but then she was Hollywood royalty — not a bit player in a minor television series."
She then went on to take aim at other members of the royal family. "Britain is outstanding because of the Royal Family, and when a member of it misbehaves they shorten its viability," Powers continued.
"Prince Andrew is stupid. Both him and Harry have been making fools of themselves in common," she added.
"Kate (Middleton) is impeccable, she doesn't put a foot wrong," she claimed. "Look at Princess Anne. I love Princess Anne. I know her. She is sensational. She is her mother's daughter, totally committed to what she does."
"She has stepped back and doesn't make a circus of life whenever she steps out. She's the real thing. She's kind of mischievous. She has a wicked twinkle," Powers added.
Powers even spoke of Charles, with whom she has shared several polo sessions at the Royal Berkshire club. "I think he's a much undermined and maligned person. He is a very knowledgeable man about many, many areas," she said.
"He's very concerned about the environment and about architecture. He feels strongly about things that he is obliged not to say anything about because of his public position," she added.
"I think he deserves a great more deal, more credit than he is given. He's lovely, witty," the actress shared. "I think the general impression, because of Diana, was thumbs down for him and thumbs up for her."
"That's what the public does—makes black and white judgments without knowing anything. The public doesn't know who he is," she added.
In conclusion, Powers said he "will make a good king, I think, in spite of the fact he probably doesn't want it — who knows? He has very big shoes to fill. The Queen is extraordinary."