Meghan Markle's life labelled 'fake' by feminist Germaine Greer

Germaine Greer (left) criticised Markle (right) in a new interview with 60 minutes.
Germaine Greer (left) criticised Markle (right) in a new interview with 60 minutes. Photo credit: Getty Images.

A famous Australian feminist has slammed Meghan Markle's life as fake in a controversial new interview.

Outspoken writer and women’s rights advocate Germaine Greer, 81, recently appeared on Australia's 60 Minutes, where she sharply criticised Meghan and claimed she isn't living a "genuine" life.

She also questioned Meghan's authenticity and whether she is in love with her husband.

"All I can think is she'd better be in love. If she's been faking it all this time, oh boy, what misery," Greer told the current affairs programme. 

"The marriage was terrible, too, because it was full of showbiz personalities, as if Meghan lived in a completely artificial world."

Greer, who is regarded as a major voice of the second-wave feminist movement, said that Prince Harry probably liked that Meghan was an outsider and married her because "he was looking for a way out" of royal life.

She said that she was surprised Meghan had even managed to stay in the royal family for this long.

This criticism comes as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are stepping back from royal duties to focus on creating a new path for their family, including becoming 'financially independent' - a move that Greer predicted in a 2018 interview.

''She'll bolt. She's bolted before," Greer said at the time, referencing Meghan's previous marriage. "Maybe she'll take Harry with her.''

But in her latest interview, she said their move from being royals to celebrities will see them disappear from the public eye as they slip down in the line of succession.

"I think they are more likely to fade into the kind of obscurity that affects the junior members of the royal family already."

Last week, Meghan and Harry attended an exclusive JP Morgan event in one of their first engagements since stepping down as senior royals, which was highly publicised.

While not confirmed that they were paid to speak, the event could have earnt them up to US$1 million, according to a public relations expert who spoke to the Daily Mail.

If their new life doesn’t work out for them, Greer believes Meghan and Harry won't be able to return to royal life.

"I don't think they can come back to England now. I mean, they've really burnt their bridges and put up the shutters around Frogmore cottage."