Harry and Meghan's Canada move to be 'disastrous', predicts Germaine Greer

Sarah Carty
Features & Style Editor

They made the unprecedented decision to up sticks and move across to world to Canada last month, quitting their roles as senior royals. 

However, Australian author and staunch feminist, Germaine Greer, believes the Sussexes may be delusional if they think they can now get their happy ending. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's move to Canada may be disastrous, according to Germaine Greer. Photo: Getty Images
Germaine Greer has bleak predictions for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Photo: Channel Nine

“If they escape from the jurisdiction of The Firm and they do things on their own initiative, the outcome is likely to be disastrous,” Germaine Greer told 60 Minutes. 

Germaine believes that the Sussexes may have ‘miscalculated’ how important their roles in the royal family were and she says they might actually ‘slide into complete obscurity’.

“Right now, I don’t think they would be welcome back here,” Germaine said, talking about the UK. 

“How could they come back and say ‘we made a big mistake and Canada’s horrible’? I think they’re more likely to fade into the kind of obscurity that affects the junior members of the royal family already.”

Germaine’s predictions come after it was reported that the Queen has ordered Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to come back to London for the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on March 9.

The Queen is said to have summoned the Duke and Duchess of Sussex back to the UK. Photo: Getty Images

If Meghan and Harry do return, it’ll likely be one of their last official royal engagements before stepping back to become ‘financially independent’. 

Last month, royal fans were left stunned when the royal couple, who married in May 2018, decided to quit the royal family and move to Canada. 

Harry and Meghan step back 

"Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family," Queen Elizabeth said in a statement issued by the palace, referring to the couple's baby son.

"I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life."

The queen said she was "particularly proud" of how quickly Meghan had become one of the family. 

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