MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry have been told to beware of a celebrity-like lifestyle after quitting the Royal Family because of the “unsustainability” of the system.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in January confirmed rumours of their upcoming departure from the Royal Family as they announced plans to step away from their royal duties in an effort to gain more independence. Speculation on the future path the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will embark on has been rife since the news broke, with some experts suggesting Harry and Meghan will be working with celebrity friends in the future. But feminist author Germaine Greer warned the couple to beware of the “showbiz” life as she suggested the Duke and Duchess’ wedding ceremony hinted at the path they will take.
Speaking to 60 Minutes Australia, Ms Greer said: “The marriage was terrible too because it was full of showbiz personalities as if Meghan lived in a completely artificial world.
“You had a distinct feeling the guests didn’t know who the bride and groom were. It was showbiz, wasn’t it?
“And the whole point of showbiz is that it’s not real. It won’t sustain you.”
Asked whether Meghan being an “outsider” played a role in the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to quit, Ms Greer said: “That’s possibly why Harry fell for her. He was looking for a way out.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will no longer be working royals from the Spring (Image: GETTY)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have temporarily relocated to Canada as they await for the new system to come into effect (Image: GETTY)
The author had suggested shortly before Harry and Meghan’s wedding in May 2018 that the Duchess of Sussex would “bolt” to escape the Royal Family.
Speaking to the Australian programme nearly two years ago, Ms Greer said: “I think she’ll bolt. I hope, in a way, that she’ll bolt and maybe she’ll take Harry with her.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have temporarily moved to Vancouver Island after making their announcement at the end of a six-week family break with their son Archie spent in Canada.
The couple made their first public appearance since unveiling plans to leave their royal duties behind at a JP Morgan event in Miami during which Prince Harry delivered a speech on the importance of improving debate about mental health issues.
Germaine Greer said the wedding of Harry and Meghan showed the first signs the couple would leave (Image: 60 MINUTES)
Meghan Markle and Harry attended Commonwealth Day celebrations in Westminster last year (Image: GETTY)
The new system agreed with the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William in January is due to come into effect in April, and it is unclear whether Meghan and Harry will carry out any more engagements on behalf of Her Majesty before their career as working royals comes to an end.
However, the Queen is believed to have asked her grandson and his family to return to the UK for one last public outing to mark Commonwealth Day in March.
Harry and Meghan are President and Vice-President of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust (QCT), so their appearance at the event will undoubtedly fall in line with their roles.
Representatives from the governments of the 53 member states of the Commonwealth will gather together at Westminster Abbey for the event on March 9.
Meghan and Harry had several celebrities attend their wedding in May 2018 (Image: EXPRESS.CO.UK)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended last year’s ceremony while Meghan Markle was heavily pregnant with their son Archie.
Commonwealth Day is an annual celebration that is observed across the Commonwealth, and it is a special moment for Her Majesty as the head of the network of nations.
It draws together countries from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, the Pacific and Europe to celebrate the alliance.
The theme for the 2020 Commonwealth Day is: “Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming.”
Many countries choose to mark the occasion with a flag-raising ceremony.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK