Meghan Markle 'knew what she was getting into' with Harry

Brian Cox believes Meghan Markle “knew what she was getting into” marrying Prince Harry.

The “Succession” star claimed in a Haute Living New York interview, published Wednesday, that Markle “clearly” had “ambitions” of joining the royal family before tying the knot in 2018.

The actor, 76, alleged that Markle had “the childhood dreams of marrying Prince Charming and all that s–t we see as fantasy that could be our lives in our dreams.”

Cox noted that the “Suits” alum, 41, shouldn’t be surprised by the drama she and Harry, 38, created by exiting the royal family.

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The “Succession” star accused her of having “ambitions” to marry Prince Harry.
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The actor claimed Markle had “childhood dreams.”
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“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,” he explained.

“I mean, she knew what she was getting into.”

Later in the interview, the Emmy winner said he would like to see the United Kingdom “move on” from the royals.

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The “Suits” alum married Harry in 2018.
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“In my opinion, we shouldn’t have a monarchy,” Cox said. “It’s not viable; it doesn’t make any sense. F–k it.”

The Golden Globe winner has defended Markle and Harry in the past, telling “Good Morning Britain” viewers in December 2022 that they endured “something clearly traumatic” before stepping back.

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“I don’t think they made it up, I don’t think it’s false,” Cox said of their allegations. “I think it’s true and should’ve been rectified, and it hasn’t.”

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The couple live in California with their son Archie and daughter Lilibet.
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His statements came on the heels of the couple’s “Harry & Meghan” docuseries airing on Netflix.

In the Liz Garbus-directed show, Markle and Harry spoke candidly about what they experienced “behind closed doors” before moving to the United States.

The Duke of Sussex similarly didn’t hold back in his “Spare” memoir, published the following month.

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The couple have slammed their treatment by the royal family on multiple occasions.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle hold hands
They have been invited to King Charles’ May coronation.
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The pair, who live in California with son Archie, 3, and daughter Lilibet, 1, have since been invited to King Charles III’s upcoming coronation in May.

While the duo have yet to clarify whether they will accept the 74-year-old monarch’s invitation, the palace is reportedly “preparing” for their presence.

“Whatever happens, Harry and Meghan will always be the ones in the headlines,” a palace insider told Page Six earlier this month. “They do hold the upper hand.”

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