Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were "driven out" of the UK, according to 73-year-old actor Brian Cox.

He has claimed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were "forced to quit" the UK and he doesn't see a long term future in the monarchy.

The Succession star told ES Magazine: "They (some of the media) have forced Meghan and Harry to quit the country.

"Let's not beat about the bush, they have driven them out, and yes, I have no doubt at all, some of it is racist.

"It's horrible what has happened to them."

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex were 'driven out the country', says Brian Cox

Brian then praised the Queen, but said that "when she's gone, the whole bloody shooting match should go".

Brian said: "I think the Queen is an amazing woman, and what she has done is incredible.

Brian Cox has shared his thoughts on the monarchy

"But when she's gone, the whole bloody shooting match should go, I really think so.

"We won't end this feudal hold on our culture and system until then."

The Scottish actor also spoke about his role as Logan Roy in hit TV drama Succession.

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"A part where I just tell everyone to f*** off is bliss," he said, "because I feel like telling people to f*** off all the time in my own life.

"I don't buy this nonsense that swearing is a sign of limited vocabulary.

"Good swearing can be incredibly expressive."

The full interview appears in this week's issue of ES Magazine on Thursday.

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