18:19 GMT09 April 2020
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    The Australian-born academic is no stranger to sparking debate with her commentary on modern society.

    Iconic Australian feminist academic and author Germaine Greer has again courted controversy by wading into coverage of the upcoming royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. In an interview with Australian entertainment show "60 Minutes," the vocal scholar gave a blunt assessment of what Ms. Markle's greatest challenge will be in marrying into the House of Windsor.

    "Just putting up with them."

    While wishing them "all the best," and hoping for the two to share a "wonderful life together," Ms. Greer predicted that the royal family's history of scandal and divorce, illustrated so spectacularly by the collapse of the marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, would also come to haunt the new royal duo.

    "The royal family are awfully good at divorce, they're everywhere, and painful and horrible. It's nearly always a case of a non-royal running for the hills, just to get away from the whole thing. It's horrible, it's anachronistic," she said.

    As with many of her past statements, Ms. Greer's prediction has divided opinion online, with many taking issue with her republican leanings and historical dislike of the royal family.

    Some Twitter users however gave Ms. Greer recognition for the frankness and honesty with which she gave her opinion, as has often been the case, in the face of public criticism.

    The author has previously been the object of public criticism for her refusal to recognize trans-gender men as truly female.

    divorce, UK royal family, controversy, royal family, Meghan Markle, Princess Diana, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, United Kingdom
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