Meghan had ‘ambitions’ of joining Royals and ‘knew what she was getting into’, says star


Brian Cox questioned Meghan Markle’s expectations when she married into the Royal Family as the Succession actor criticised the couple’s decision to “cut themselves off” from the established “system”.

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Brian Cox, 76, repeated his call to abolish the monarchy in a new interview as the actor claimed Meghan Markle had “ambitions” to join the family. The Succession star claimed the Duchess “knew what she was getting into” when she married Prince Harry.

He reiterated that the traditional entity is “not viable” and “doesn’t make any sense”.

“You can’t go into a system where somebody’s already been trained to behave in a certain kind of way and then just expect them to cut themselves off,” he told Haute Living New York.

“I mean, she knew what she was getting into.”

Brian Cox has called for the monarchy to be abolished

Brian Cox has called for the monarchy to be abolished (Image: Getty)

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot in 2018

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot in 2018 (Image: GETTY)

The Emmy-award winner also claimed that Meghan “clearly” had an “ambition” when she married Harry.

“The childhood dreams of marrying Prince Charming and all that s**t we see as fantasy that could be our lives in our dreams,” he argued, calling himself a “Cinderella person.”

The Succession star urged royalists to “move on” from the established system.

“In my opinion, we shouldn’t have a monarchy. It’s not viable; it doesn’t make any sense,” he commented.

Brian Cox stars in Succession

Brian Cox stars in Succession (Image: Getty)

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry moved to the US

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry moved to the US (Image: GETTY)

He said that although royalists would say the system is a “tradition,” his thoughts are “f**k it, move on.”

Meghan has previously admitted she knew very little about the royals before meeting Harry.

In the couple’s engagement interview with Mishal Husain, they opened up about their relationship.

“I’m from the States, you don’t grow up with the same understanding of the Royal Family and so while I now understand very clearly, there’s a global interest there,” Meghan said.

The Duchess went on to claim that she’d not been well prepared by palace staff either, saying she had been left to find the words to the British national anthem alone.

“I never looked up my husband online,” Meghan claimed. “I just didn’t feel the need to, because everything that I needed to know, he was sharing with me – or everything we thought I needed to know, he was telling me.” has approached representatives for the Sussexes for comment.

Brian has previously said he thinks the royals should be abolished after the Queen’s death to rid its “feudal hold on our culture”.

He told ES Magazine: “I think the Queen is an amazing woman, and what she has done is incredible.

“But when she’s gone, the whole bloody shooting match should go, I really think so.

“We won’t end this feudal hold on our culture and system until then.”


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