Jeremy Clarkson of 'Top Gear' Fame Says Meghan Markle Should Get a Grip

Weeks after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they would step back from royal duties, the former "Top Gear" co-presenter Jeremy Clarkson has some advice for Markle. 

On January 8, Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, shocked the world when they announced that they will be stepping back as the senior members of the royal family. 

In a lengthy Instagram post, the Duke and the Duchess of Sussex shared that they intend to carve out "a progressive new role" within the institution. The couple also revealed that they intend to balance their time between the United Kingdom and North America. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend a Wheelchair Tennis match during the Invictus Games 2017. | Source: Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend a Wheelchair Tennis match during the Invictus Games 2017. | Source: Getty Images

SHE NEEDS TO "GET A GRIP"

Weeks have passed since the royals made the bombshell announcement, but the public obsession with the royal couple's decision hasn't faded yet. 

"But I mean, as a general rule, you’ve got to get a grip."

Celebrities and public figures were no less shocked by the royals' decision. While many of them understood where Harry and Meghan were coming from, some of them couldn't figure out why the couple would do that. 

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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More recently, the former "Top Gear" co-presenter, Jeremy Clarkson, had something to say about the Duchess of Sussex which he shared in an interview with "GQ."

"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."

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‪This evening The Duke and Duchess of Sussex accompanied Her Majesty The Queen and members of @TheRoyalFamily to the annual @RoyalBritishLegion Festival of Remembrance. This special event, which has taken place every year since 1923 at the @RoyalAlbertHall, commemorates all those who have lost their lives in conflicts.‬ • ‪This year’s Festival marked the 75th anniversary of a number of crucial battles of 1944, with a particular emphasis on the collaboration and friendship of the British, Commonwealth and Allied armies who fought them. A unique tribute was given to acknowledge those involved both past and present, culminating in a special parade of some of the last surviving veterans who fought and served in 1944.‬ • ‪Their Royal Highnesses, who last year attended their first Festival of Remembrance together, were honoured to once again pay tribute to all casualties of war and remember those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.‬ ‪#FestivalOfRemembrance ‪#WeWillRememberThem‬ Photo © PA / Royal British Legion

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MEGHAN'S EMOTIONAL ITV INTERVIEW

Clarkson, who recently won the GQ Car Awards Lifetime Achievement award, was asked by the outlet about how upset he was when his time with "Top Gear" ended. He said that he was "pissed off" with himself that he was "a bit American" about it. 

Previously, Meghan was praised and also criticized by many for opening up about the emotional toll that the tabloid coverage had taken in her life as a royal.

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Having attended the 10th Annual One Young World opening ceremony on Tuesday, The Duchess of Sussex was joined today by The Duke of Sussex for a round table discussion on gender equity with OYW and Queen’s Commonwealth Trust young leaders. Over the last few days, these young leaders became @OneYoungWorld ambassadors with the intention to return to their communities and further existing initiatives to help change the world for the better. This year OYW partnered with the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, of which The Duke and Duchess are President and Vice-President respectively, to provide scholarships to young leaders driving positive social impact in the Commonwealth. This was the most exciting collaboration between two groups The Duchess is passionate about and has been working with for some time. For more information and highlights from the week and how you can support these incredible leaders and their initiatives, visit @OneYoungWorld Photo © SussexRoyal / PA

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In an interview with "ITV," Meghan opened up about how she had tried to adopt the "British sensibility of a stiff upper lip" as a coping mechanism ever since she married Prince Harry. 

"I never thought that this would be easy, but I thought it would be fair and that's the part that's really hard to reconcile."

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Ladies who launch! This afternoon in the Woodstock district of Cape Town, The Duchess of Sussex joined inspiring female entrepreneurs who shared their passion for ideas, technology and making a positive social impact. Each of the women shared amazing stories of how they started in business, the journey they’ve been on - successes and struggles - but also their ambitions for the future. Female empowerment and championing women’s rights is a key focus for The Duchess. By taking small actions we can make a big difference. Thank you to the inspiring women The Duchess met today, who are setting this example every day through their dedication and determination. #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica Photo ©️ PA images / Sussex Royal

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HER LIFE NOW

When the outlet asked about her mental health, Meghan said that women are pretty vulnerable when they are pregnant and the tabloids only made it more challenging for her when she was pregnant with her son. 

Harry and Meghan are currently keeping a low profile while adjusting to their life in Canada. They have been living in a $14 million mansion on Vancouver Island with their 9-month-old son, Archie. 

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