Jeremy Clarkson has slammed Meghan Markle and told the Duchess of Sussex, 38, she needs to stop crying and "get a grip" in a harsh-talking interview.

The outspoken presenter, 59, didn't hold back as he accused the former Suits actress of turning her back on royal duties after struggling to accept the British stiff upper lip.

Just months ago, Meghan opened up about her struggles to accept royal life as she got candid during ITV's documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, and insisted: "I tried, I really tried."

In a new interview with British GQ, Jeremy opened up about when he thinks it is okay to get emotional and how he believes as a 'general rule', the nation needs to toughen up.  

Jeremy Clarkson has slammed Meghan Markle and told her she needs to stop crying and "get a grip" in a harsh-talking swipe
Jeremy Clarkson has slammed Meghan Markle and told her she needs to stop crying and "get a grip" in a harsh-talking swipe

Jeremy said in a shock outburst: "Everybody cries. Everybody cried when Diana was buried. But I mean, as a general rule, you've got to get a grip.

"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."

The outspoken presenter, 59, didn't hold back as he accused the former Suits actress of turning her back on royal duties
The outspoken presenter, 59, didn't hold back as he accused the former Suits actress of turning her back on royal duties

The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire frontman previously defended the Sussexes as he said the public shouldn't solely blame the couple for wanting to walk away from their royal duties.

In one of his recent columns for The Sun, the Top Gear star suggested British royal life could have come as a shock to Meghan and hinted it wasn't how she thought it would be as he joked about 'fairy tales'.

He described: "So it will have come as a bit of a surprise when she became a British royal and found that on a wet Tuesday morning, she’d have to go to Carlisle on something called ‘a train’, to open the civic centre’s new disabled ramp...

"I won’t judge her for that. People are allowed to resign from jobs they don’t like."

Jeremy opened up about when he thinks it is okay to get emotional and how he believes the nation needs to toughen up
Jeremy opened up about when he thinks it is okay to get emotional and how he believes the nation needs to toughen up

Meghan and Prince Harry’s recent announcement that they're distancing themselves from the royal family shocked the world at the beginning of 2020.

The couple, who fled to Vancouver for a six-week Christmas hiatus, revealed they intended to give up public life and step down as senior royals.

The Duke and Duchess outlined bombshell plans to step down as senior royals in order to embrace 'a progressive new role' where they would be financially independent.

After discussions with the Queen, the couple were forced to surrender their 'royal highness' titles and repay the funds spent on renovating their home near Windsor Castle.

The Top Gear star previously suggested British royal life could have come as a shock to Meghan
The Top Gear star previously suggested British royal life could have come as a shock to Meghan

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Many other famous faces have shared their view about the royal crisis and also vocalised their support for Harry and Meghan, who are parents to son Archie.

David Walliams called them the 'coolest couple' while Amanda Holden said their gain would be the nation's loss.

"It’s a shame because I feel that Harry is the more fun down to earth one so we’ll kind of lose a bit of sparkle I think," Amanda mused on her Heart FM Breakfast show.

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