For the most part, the coupling of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has been nothing short of romantic. They seem like an odd yet perfect pair, two people from vastly different upbringings and worlds who found their way to one another. Harry and Meghan give the rest of hope, and their modern romance and upcoming marriage is a sign that anyone can find love.
But author and feminist icon Germaine Greer doesn’t believe the couple are in for a lifetime of happiness. She was interviewed by Australia’s 60 Minutes about the upcoming royal wedding and Greer believes the future is grim for Harry and Megs. Insert frowny/angry face here.
While she makes one valid point (admittedly, the royal family is pretty good at divorce), the rest seems to just be quotes for attention. Greer thinks Megs is only with Harry for a “good time,” adding that she’s in this for the money (“Why would a girl born in poverty marry a man with 53 million quid? I can’t think of single reason.”). Um, both Meghan’s solidly middle-class parents worked her entire life and then Megs made a nice living off her acting career. To assume she grew up wanting is a horrible, telling statement.
The worst are Greer’s words about a family Meghan and Harry might be thinking about having, saying, “No one wants Meghan’s children,” referring to where they’ll be in the line of succession, “unless Meghan wants them.” She also thinks it’ll be more modern if Harry and Meghan don’t want kids.
“She will see vistas of boredom that are unbelievable,” Greer also said. “I think the pressure to escape from the firm is crushing.”
And Greer believes Markle will “bolt,” referring to her first marriage; “She bolted before. She was out the door. I hope in a way she bolts. But maybe she’ll take Harry with her.”
Greer does wish them “all the best” and hopes they “have a wonderful life together,” but advises Markle to stay in it for “as long as it lasts but don’t stay for the bad bits. Be prepared to go.”
Not sure why Greer was asked to weigh in since she has no real connection to the royals. Maybe if we all ignore her, while we count down to the fairy tale wedding of the year, she’ll go away.