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Jeremy Clarkson slams Meghan Markle: “Get a grip”

Jeremy Clarkson slams Meghan Markle: “Get a grip”

Jeremy Clarkson has said Meghan, Duchess of Sussex needs to “get a grip” and stop crying in a turbulent interview. 

The Top Gear star told British GQ that the royal must toughen up after she reportedly rejected the classic “stiff upper lip” philosophy. 

“Everybody cries. Everybody cried when Diana was buried. But I mean, as a general rule, you’ve got to get a grip,” he said.

“I think the expression ‘get a grip’ needs to come back into the lexicon as soon as possible. Everybody needs to get a grip. Meghan Markle … just get a grip.”

Clarkson’s abrasive comments may come as a surprise to many who watched and listened as he came to the defence of the couple when he said the public shouldn’t blame them for wanting to step away from their royal duties. 

He had previously said people were “allowed to resign from jobs they didn’t like”, and that royal life may have come to a shock to Meghan.

Meghan shocked royal fans across the globe when she admitted being unhappy with her life in a documentary called Harry & Meghan: An African Journey.

“It is not enough to just survive something, right?” She said in the emotional doco.

“That’s not the point of life. You’ve got to thrive.

“You’ve got to feel happy and I think I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip. I tried, I really tried.”

In January, she walked away from her royal duties alongside her husband Prince Harry and the couple have moved with baby son, Archie, to Canada.

Meghan has already reportedly signed a voiceover deal with Disney in return for a donation to a wildlife charity.