“Succession” star Brian Cox said it was an ambition of Meghan Markle to marry into royal family, noting that she was fully aware of the “system.”
“You can’t go into a system where somebody’s already been trained to behave in a certain kind of way and then just expect them to cut themselves off,” Cox told Haute Living New York on Thursday, PageSix reported. “I mean, she knew what she was getting into.”
The 76-year-old Scottish actor went on to claim it was her “childhood dreams of marrying Prince Charming and all that s–t we see as fantasy that could be our lives in our dreams.”
Cox’s comments came amid the Meghan and Harry are yet to confirm weather they will be attending King Charles’ May coronation or not. As per late Princess Diana’s former butler, Harry will attend his father’s coronation “alone,” New York Post reported on Wednesday.
Meghan became a member of the British royal family when she married Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, in May 2018. Meghan and Harry’s relationship with the royal family has been a subject of media scrutiny and public interest.
In January 2020, the couple announced that they would step back from their roles as senior members of the royal family, which included giving up their royal duties and public funding, and relocating to North America.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021, Meghan spoke about her experiences as a member of the royal family, including allegations of racism and lack of support for her mental health struggles. These allegations created a media storm and raised questions about the royal family‘s treatment of Meghan.
The royal family has not commented directly on the allegations made by Meghan and Harry in the interview, but issued a statement expressing concern and promising to address the issues raised privately.
Since then, Harry and Meghan have continued to speak out about their experiences, including in a series of interviews and in Meghan’s book “The Bench.” The relationship between the couple and the royal family remains a topic of ongoing interest and speculation.
Cox, on the other hand, has appeared in a wide range of films, including “Braveheart,” “X-Men 2,” “Troy,” and “The Bourne Identity,” among others. He is also well-known for his role as Logan Roy in the HBO series “Succession,” for which he won a Golden Globe Award in 2020.
In addition to his acting work, Cox is also a notable voice actor, having lent his voice to a number of documentaries and educational programs. He is also a professor at the University of Dundee, where he holds a chair in the School of Humanities.