60 Minutes: Germaine Greer offers a bleak prediction for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s marriage
Prince Harry’s marriage to Meghan Markle is doomed to fail, according to outspoken feminist Germaine Greer, who warns the Hollywood actress “will bolt” as soon as she realises what life’s really like inside the Royal Palace.
In a candid interview with 60 Minutes ahead of the May 19 nuptials, the Australian writer said Ms Markle – who also describes herself as a feminist – had already sacrificed too much to marry the English prince, including her career and homeland.
The 79-year-old also cautioned that the novelty of life in the Royal family would fade fast – describing the Windsors as ludicrous, fearfully controlling and frightfully boring.
“Let’s hope they’re in love. If they’re not it’s going to be totally unbearable,” Ms Greer told reporter Tara Brown during the interview.
“She will see vistas of boredom that are unbelievable. I think the pressure to escape from the firm is crushing.”
Asked what hope she holds for the couple’s union, Ms Greer’s prediction was bleak.
“I think she’ll bolt. She bolted before,” she said, alluding to Ms Markle’s failed marriage to Trevor Engelson, which ended in 2013.
”She was out the door. I think she’ll bolt. I hope in a way that she’ll bolt but maybe she’ll take Harry with her.”
And while millions are the world are preparing to celebrate the couple’s wedding next month, Ms Greer admitted she would not be among them.
“I’m not actually in favour of marriage. I’m sorry to have to admit it. I think it’s a hopeless system,” the author, herself a divorcee, said.
“It doesn’t deliver what is says on the tin. It doesn’t guarantee child support even. It doesn’t guarantee status in the community.”
While she conceded this marriage would at least fulfil the last requirement, Ms Greer maintained it would raise 36-year-old Miss Markle’s status “for all the wrong reasons”.
“She will be seen as an adjunct to him,” she said.
When queried why the successful Suits star would give up everything for Prince Harry unless she was sure the relationship would last, Ms Greer was again typically frank.
“Why would a girl born in poverty marry a man with 53 million quid? I can’t think of single reason,” she said.
“Well because she expects to have a good time. She probably is in love with him. He’s glamorous despite having red hair.”
Source: 9news com au
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