Meghan Markle’s ‘stepped into a snake pit’ like Princess Diana by marrying Prince Harry, Richard Madeley claims
- Duchess of Sussex, 37, has ‘stepped into a snake pit’, Richard Madeley claims
- Pointed to how the honeymoon with the public has ‘faded so quickly’
- Said Princess Diana suffered the same fate when she married Prince Charles
The Duchess of Sussex ‘stepped into a snake pit’ when she married into the Royal Family, Richard Madeley claimed.
The TV presenter, 63, spoke on Good Morning Britain this morning about how the public’s ‘honeymoon’ period with Meghan, 38, and Harry, 34, appears to have ended just a year after the royal wedding.
He added Princess Diana was subject to the same intense scrutiny when she married Prince Charles.
Richard Madeley (left), 63, spoke about how the public’s ‘honeymoon’ period with Meghan, 38, and Harry (right in June), 34, appears to have ended just a year after the royal wedding
Madeley said: ‘Isn’t it extraordinary how the honeymoon with the public that Harry and Meghan had has faded so quickly. Pretty much in a year, it’s gone.
‘Personally, I feel a bit sorry for Meghan, I think she’s stepped into a snake pit. Diana stepped into a snake pit.
‘I think she’s going to have to learn pretty sharpish how to play the odds down there because it’s a rough old world in the royal family when you’re that high profile.
‘I think she’s learning that. I think it’ll get better for them.’
Madeley added Princess Diana was subject to the same intense scrutiny when she married Prince Charles. Pictured, the couple in 1981
When a guest brought up the apparent ‘politicking’ of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Madeley added: ‘I think she’s doing too much.’
Madeley, who is standing in as a guest presenter of GMB, was discussing Nigel Farage’s criticism of the Royal Family on Saturday.
In a speech at a Conservative conference in Sydney, the outspoken MEP praised Britain’s ‘amazing, awe-inspiring’ Queen saying he hoped she would live ‘a long time to stop Charlie boy [Prince Charles] becoming king’.
He then lambasted Prince Charles’ views on climate change and claims he has interfered in British politics, saying: ‘Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. All I can say is Charlie Boy is now in his 70s… may the Queen live a very, very long time’.
He then added that he wants Prince William ‘to live forever to stop Harry becoming king’.
Turning on Harry he then called him the ‘Prince of Wokeness’ because of his developing passion for social justice and his pledge to only have two children to help save the environment.
Mr Farage suggested that since marrying Meghan Markle last May the ‘young, brave, boisterous’ prince had lost his way and said his American wife had caused his popularity in the UK to ‘fall off a cliff’.
Madeley, who is standing in as a guest presenter of GMB, was discussing Nigel Farage’s criticism of the Royal Family at a Conservative conference in Sydney on Saturday, pictured
He added: ‘Whether Prince Harry has two kids is irrelevant given there are now 2.6 billion Chinese and Indians on this Earth.’
Turning back to the Queen’s long reign he finished: ‘All I can say about the Queen and his [Charles’] succession is this. The Queen Mother was a chain-smoking gin drinker who did not look after herself at all and lived to 101. The Queen is 93 and looks fit, may she reign for a very long time.’
His comments have caused a wave of controversy in the past 24 hours, with Twitter users divided over whether he is right – but many have defended his right to criticise the royals