In a surprising turn of events, Jeremy Clarkson, who was supportive towards Duke and Duchess of Sussex over their decision of stepping down from Royal duties, criticized Meghan Markle for displaying her emotions publicly.
This statement from the 59-year-old broadcaster comes a few weeks after the resignation of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from their royal duties.
The English broadcaster who has been felicitated with GQ Car Awards Lifetime Achievement got into a conversation with GQ Men’s magazine, where among several other questions, he was asked if he cries often to which he replied, “everybody cries.”
Explaining his stance, he said, “Everybody cried when Princess Diana was buried,” citing the sad instance when the whole nation wept over the tragic demise of Princess of Wales. Though toughening up, he further said that he means, “as a general rule, you’ve got to get a grip,” as he thinks “the expression ‘get a grip’ needs to come back into the lexicon as soon as possible.”
Commenting in general for everybody, he said that everybody needs to get a grip on themselves. Criticizing Duchess of Sussex, he added “Meghan Markle… just get a grip.”
Supporting Sussexes, he said in his column previously that he will not judge them for quitting as people are allowed to resign from the job they don’t like. He stated that royal life must have come as a surprise to Meghan Markle who was accustomed to Hollywood glamour.
Jeremy was perhaps referring to Meghan’s recent comments in the ITV documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey. The Duchess in the documentary slammed the intense backlash she receives from the media and with tearful eyes said that nobody ever asked her if she was “okay.”