MEGHAN Markle was behind Megxit and is in the “driving seat” of her and Prince Harry’s marriage, Stanley Johnson has claimed.
The Prime Minister’s dad took a swipe at the Duchess of Sussex and said there is a “cultural difference” between British and American women.
Prince Harry, 35, and his former actress wife fled the UK earlier this year and are currently searching for a home in Los Angeles, California, where Meghan was born.
According to Mr Johnson, the Duchess of Sussex, 38, was the driving force behind their decision to leave Britain and quit the Royal Family.
Writing in Saga magazine, the 79-year-old said: “Whose decision was it, I wonder, to build a new life in North America?
“I can’t help thinking that Meghan, as we must now call her, played a leading role here.
“Possibly, this is down to a basic cultural difference between British women and their transatlantic counterparts.”
He drew a comparison between the couple and his parents, Wilfred and Irene.
Mr Johnson, writing his opinion piece without having any inside knowledge, added: “I’m thinking of my mother, for example. After my father recovered from his war wounds, he decided to return to the West Country and became a farmer.
“My mother, who went to Cheltenham Ladies’ College and Oxford University, and imagined that she might marry a diplomat, spent her next 36 years in the old, remote Exmoor farmhouse that I still have today.
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“She took to heart the famous words in The Bible’s book of Ruth: ‘Whither thou goest, I will go and where thou lodgest, I will lodge’.
“The Duchess of Sussex clearly has tremendous charm and talent, but I’m not sure she sets great store by the book of Ruth.
“For a man, home may be simply the place he hangs his hat. But for a woman, certainly for an American woman like Meghan, choosing where to live is an absolutely key decision.
“You and your spouse can’t both be in the driving seat.
“To adapt Princess Diana’s famous saying, there’s not always room for two people in a marriage!”
He added: “Personally, I am very said to see them go. Their charity work was fantastic, particularly the support they gave to wildlife conservation and women’s issues.”