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    Meghan Markle’s royals criticism: Ita Buttrose takes brutal swipe at the former Suits actor | Daily Mail Online

    Ita Buttrose has hit out at Meghan Markle saying she made ‘provocative statements’ to attract attention after leaving the Royal Family.

    The ABC chair fronted her old workplace Studio 10, Channel Ten’s morning program, and vented her views on the one-time working royal. 

    Markle launched fresh attacks on the Royal Family in a bombshell interview with a New York magazine and in her Spotify podcast last month.

    Meghan Markle (pictured in 2018 on an official royal visit) launched fresh attacks on the royal family in a bombshell interview with a US magazine and on her Spotify podcast last month

    Australian media stalwart Ita Buttrose (pictured) said Meghan and Harry no longer have the royals to fall back on, so they ‘have to make every interview count’

    ‘I don’t want to be unkind, but she’s just a celebrity,’ the Australian media icon told Studio 10 last week. 

    ‘There’s nothing wrong with being a celebrity, but she’s one of many. 

    ‘[She and Prince Harry] don’t have the royal family to fall back on [anymore]. So they have to make every interview count.’

    ‘So, because of the other plans she’s got – you know, the books, the movies, whatever – she wants to make sure she stands out in a crowd. So she makes provocative statements.

    ‘Once, she was a princess of the realm. [Now] she goes on about her business of being a celebrity.’ 

    ‘I don’t want to be unkind, but she’s just a celebrity,’ Buttrose (pictured, right) told Studio 10 show presenters Sarah Harris and Tristan MacManus (pictured, left)

    Buttrose was far less scathing when it came to the Queen, who she had chatted with in one of the Monarch’s visits to Australia.

    ‘The protocol is you don’t discuss what you talk about with the Queen, so I tend to observe that,’ Buttrose told presenters Sarah Harris and Tristan MacManus.

    ‘But I could tell you that she was very well informed about Australia, she loves Australia, and she’s well informed about world affairs, which we discussed.’

    The comments come after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex opened up a new rift in their feud with the Royal Family last month. 

    The former Suits actress let off another round of ‘truth bombs’ against the Royals in her new podcast and in an astonishing US magazine interview.

    The Duchess of Sussex gave a bombshell interview to The Cut – part of New York magazine

    Markle said she and Prince Harry were ‘happy’ to leave Britain and were ‘upsetting the dynamic of the hierarchy… just by existing’ (pictured, left to right, the Queen, Prince Louis, the Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and the Duke of Cambridge)

    She told The Cut publication she and Prince Harry were ‘happy’ to leave Britain and were ‘upsetting the dynamic of the hierarchy… just by existing’ before they stepped down as frontline royals and moved to North America.

    The Duchess of Sussex added she had been compared to South African hero Nelson Mandela and claimed Harry had ‘lost’ his father Charles during ‘Megxit’. 

    She also has been making veiled criticisms of the family in her new Spotify podcast, Archetypes.

    Sources in royal circles have hit back at the couple, branding their tirades against life as working royals ‘delusional’ and ‘tragic’.

    They said the couple ‘rail against the system as much as they still do’ even after Megxit to sustain public and therefore commercial interest in their ‘brand’. 

    One disgruntled Palace insider told The Sunday Times: ‘Everyone hoped they would go off to be financially independent, pursue their philanthropic endeavours and be happy – and that in going their own way, they might no longer feel the need to rail against the system as much as they still do.

    ‘But then the star power of them requires an association with the Royal Family, and the fuel on those flames is the family discord.’

    Buttrose told Studio 10 about a conversation she had with the Queen – she said the monarch loved Australia and was ‘very well informed about the country and world affairs’.

    Meghan Markle’s royals criticism: Ita Buttrose takes brutal swipe at the former Suits actor

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