Steve Coogan 'understands' why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are leaving UK


Steve Coogan ‘totally understands’ why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are leaving the UK.

The Alan Patridge star, 54, has a ‘great deal of sympathy’ for the Sussexes after the backlash they’ve faced for stepping away from their royal duties and moving to Canada.

‘I’m not a royalist but Prince Harry didn’t choose his role, it was thrust upon him, so I have a great deal of sympathy for them,’ Steve said.

‘On a human level, of course, I’m sympathetic of their treatment.’

The Greed actor also addressed Meghan and Harry’s clashes with the press.

‘The press needs to create a soap opera so they can create a narrative that hurts people to sell newspapers, and that was always the way,’ he said.
Steve Coogan gets why Meghan and Harry want out (Picture: PA Wire)

Steve – who previously called Brexiteers ‘ill-informed and ignorant’ – isn’t the only one backing Meghan and Harry.

Nicki Minaj has nothing but praise for the new parents.

Speaking on Apple Music’s Queen Radio, she said: ‘Now I do want to get into something. Who thinks it’s cool that the girl Meghan Markle left the UK with her husband?

‘Can I just say what I think about that real quick? Kudos to him. Is it William or Harry? I don’t know. Harry, thank you.’
Harry and Meghan have moved to Canada with baby Archie (Picture: AFP)

She added: ‘Kudos to Harry because let me tell you something, and this is what I love about my husband, real men always say a happy wife a happy life. That’s what real men say.’

The Sussexes are living in Canada with their baby son Archie as they prepare to drop their HRH styles and quit the monarchy in favour of financial freedom.

They’ve been going under the radar the past few weeks and by the looks of it, will soon be partying it up with Steve Coogan and Nicki Minaj.

We’ll have to check our calendars but we might be free to stop by too.

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