KEY POINTS

  • Lady Colin Campbell claimed earlier this week that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's marriage "won't last"
  • Some Twitter users agreed with the royal author
  • Fans of Harry and Markle are rooting for the couple, who will welcome their second child soon

Royal author Lady Colin Campbell's prediction on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's marriage has sparked mixed reactions on social media.

The "Meghan and Harry: The Real Story" author told New York Post's Page Six this week that she believes the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's relationship "won't last." Campbell also claimed that Prince Harry was "entrapped," saying Markle "picked America and a communal property state and has two children. She’s got him. Difficult for him to get out."

Some Twitter users appeared to have the same opinion as the British TV and radio personality, who is a longtime critic of Markle.

"TOTALLY AGREE!!!!" one person wrote, while another said, "You don’t need a Royal expert to tell you that. The family is already divided."

"Yep I’m damn sure she’ll be divorcing him within 5 years. She wants celebrity more than his birth right which I believe is more valuable than a 'B' grade actress. I bet she was pissed the world was watching The Dukes funeral & not her last week," another user wrote.

But Prince Harry and Markle's fans slammed Campbell for commenting on their marriage, saying they were rooting for the couple.

"Royal expert...claim? I think it's more of a wish! my money is on them #love," one wrote.

"I think they look like a pretty solid committed couple, despite having bat [poop emoji] crazy families on both sides. Getting out of the UK and building a life in California around normal, mentally healthy people was the smartest move they've made so far," another wrote.

"I wish these royals experts would stop commenting in their marriage. Questioning their behavior and character is one thing, but let's not pretend we know what's going with their relationship, in their home or in their bed," a third commented.

One Twitter user suggested Campbell may turn out right in the end based on divorce statistics, which claim 40-50% of married couples in the U.S. divorce. "I mean half of marriages end in divorce so they’ve got a 50/50 shot of ending up right I guess," the user wrote.

This comes nearly two months after Prince Harry and Markle announced that they are expecting their second child. In February, the couple shared a black and white picture of themselves under a tree, with Prince Harry resting his hand on his wife's head as she cradles her baby bump.

"We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother," a spokesperson for the couple said in a statement. "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child."

Markle confirmed during their interview with Oprah Winfrey in March that they will welcome a baby girl this time around.

Britain's Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle quickly set about plans to forge a uniquely royal Hollywood power brand, courted by multiple major studios before penning a lucrative deal with Netflix Britain's Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle quickly set about plans to forge a uniquely royal Hollywood power brand, courted by multiple major studios before penning a lucrative deal with Netflix Photo: AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS