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Mr Clarkson is hosting the popular quiz show Who Wants to be a Millionaire once again tonight at 8:30pm on ITV. The politically incorrect presenter has also hit screens again recently with the return of The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime, where he, James May and Richard Hammond drive around Scotland. Mr Clarkson is known to not hold back about his opinions and Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have on occasion been on the receiving end of his jibes.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down as senior royals last year and moved to the US.
Meghan admitted in her interview with Oprah Winfrey that she had been naive when she married Harry and claimed that, as an American, her view of royalty was only that of “fairytales”.
She said: “I would say I went into it naively, because I didn’t grow up knowing much about the Royal Family.”
She added: “I think, as Americans especially, what you do know about the royals is what you read in fairytales, and you think is what you know about the royals.
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Jeremy Clarkson mocked Meghan Markle for imagining royal life like a fairytale (Image: ITV / Harpo Productions & Reuters)
Jeremy Clarkson hosting Who Wants To Be a Millionaire (Image: ITV)
“It’s easy to have an image that is so far from reality, and that’s what was so tricky over those past few years, when the perception and the reality are two different things and you’re being judged on the perception but you’re living the reality of it.
“There’s a complete misalignment and there’s no way to explain that to people.”
However, she also claimed to do no research into Harry or the Royal Family, because the Duke was telling her “everything [she] needed to know”.
However, before Meghan even spoke these words, Mr Clarkson appeared to have a surprisingly accurate idea of what Meghan had thought royal life was going to be like, if her Oprah comments are anything to go by.
Meghan and Harry stepped down as senior royals last year (Image: GETTY)
He joked that she had expected “fairytale castles” and an easy, elevated life.
He wrote in The Sun in January 2020 after the announcement that the Sussexes would step down: “Like all Americans, Meghan Markle will have grown up imagining that princesses live in fairytale castles and spend all day riding around on golden unicorns, smiling kindly at muddy plebs.
“So it will have come as a bit of a surprise when she became a British royal and found that, on a wet Tuesday morning, she’d have to go to Carlisle on something called ‘a train’, to open the civic centre’s new disabled ramp.
“Worse, she was surrounded by footmen who kept saying things like: ‘No. You cannot go to New York for a baby shower on a horse-drawn private jet. Because we don’t know what an effing baby shower is, you clueless halfwit’.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry opened up about their experience in the Royal Family to Oprah Winfrey (Image: Harpo Productions / Reuters)
“So, she’s obviously decided that if she can’t dine on peach and peacock and have a couple of mermaids in the gin-filled swimming pool, she won’t be opening any new toilet blocks ever again.”
He went on to add that he believes people should be able to quit jobs they do not like.
That said, he argued that Harry probably “c****d himself” when Meghan suggested stepping down from The Firm.
It is a huge decision to quit the Royal Family, and Harry, Mr Clarkson mused, was probably “quivering with nerves”.
He said he felt Harry, nonetheless, found it difficult to say “no” to Meghan ‒ not because she is a bully, but because the Duke is simply “obsessed” with her.
However, Mr Clarkson later said he thought Meghan should “get a grip” and said he thinks their Netflix programmes will be “drivel”.
The veteran broadcaster said he firmly believes documentaries are far better when their creators do not “give a s***” about the subject matter.
For this reason, he claimed he would be able to make their programmes better than they could.
Jeremy Clarkson is hosting Who Wants to be a Millionaire tonight at 8:30pm on ITV.
The programme will be followed by Quiz, an ITV drama about Charles and Diana Ingram who allegedly cheated their way to winning £1million in 2001.