A prominent Australian feminist said in a recent interview that Meghan Markle may be “faking it” with her British royal husband, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.
Germaine Greer, 81, told Australia’s “60 Minutes” in an interview aired last week that she’s concerned the Duchess of Sussex is sacrificing true love for the “high life.”
Last month, the royal couple shocked the world by announcing on Instagram they would “step back” as senior members of the British royal family and split their time between North America and the United Kingdom.
The BBC reported senior royals were “hurt,” “disappointed” and “very upset” by the decision.
“If she’s been faking it all this time, oh boy, what misery. How many orgasms will it take? How many fake groans will get her through this?” Greer said.
Greer, best-selling author inextricably linked to the second-wave feminist movement, also criticized Markle’s penchant for “celebrity.”
“The marriage was terrible too, because it was full of showbiz personalities, as if Megan lived in a completely artificial world,” she said. “The whole point about showbiz – it’s not real, and it won’t sustain you.”
Two years ago, Greer predicted Markle might “bolt” from her marriage to Harry.
“She’ll bolt. She’s bolted before,” Greer told “60 Minutes” in 2018, alluding to Meghan’s former marriage to producer Trevor Engelson.
In her latest interview, Greer suggested that the royal couple has “exaggerated their own importance in the world.”
“They’re not even figureheads. They’re sixth in line to be a figurehead, which isn’t terrific,” she told the Australian broadcaster.
“I think they may have miscalculated, and I think they may slide into complete obscurity.”
In January, the Daily Mail reported that Markle, who decamped to Canada with her husband shortly after announcing the couple wanted to abandon their royal duties, wants to move back to her native Los Angeles.
However, she reportedly refuses to return to the United States as long as Donald Trump is president.
In her actress days before meeting Prince Harry, Markle openly bashed Trump. In a 2016 appearance on Comedy Central, she called the then-Republican candidate “divisive” and “misogynistic.” She threatened to move to Canada if he won the 2016 election.
Greer told “60 Minutes” that going back to the U.K. might not be an option for Markle and Harry, either.
“I don’t think they can come back to England now. I mean, they’ve really burnt their bridges,” she said.