MEGHAN MARKLE would have had a “tricky relationship” with her mother-in-law Princess Diana if she had lived, an expert has claimed.
Meghan married Diana’s son Prince Harry in May 2018 and the royal couple have since had a baby, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Meghan will never have the opportunity to meet the late Princess of Wales due to her tragic death in 1997. However, author and editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine Ingrid Seward believes the pair may have had a tricky relationship if Diana was alive.
Ms Seward said Diana would have objected to the “control” Meghan seems to have over Harry.
She told the Daily Mail: “Diana was actually quite snobbish.
“She was very proud of her Spencer heritage, and although she was great with the ordinary man, she might not have wanted someone for her son who had been married before and was from such a different background.
“She certainly wouldn’t have liked the control that Meghan has over Harry, so I think they might have had a tricky relationship.”
Meghan Markle would have had a “tricky relationship” with Diana claims expert (Image: GETTY)
Meghan and Harry recently attended The Lion King premiere (Image: GETTY)
However, she added: “I’m sure she would have liked Kate and Meghan, although she wouldn’t have shown it if she didn’t.”
Ms Seward added that despite her concerns, Diana would have been very interested in Meghan’s relationship with her father Thomas Markle.
The pair have been at odds for the past couple of years, with Thomas speaking to the media on a number of occasions about his daughter.
He and Meghan’s half-sister Samantha have both criticised the Duchess of Sussex and called for her to reach out to the family.
Neither were at the royal wedding last year, with Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland being the only family member there.
Ms Seward said: “[Diana] would have been fascinated by the dynamics between Thomas Markle and his daughter.
“She would have wanted to know all the details of their relationship and why it went wrong.”
While Thomas and Meghan’s relationship has broken down in recent years, the pair were very close when Meghan was growing up.
Diana and Meghan with their babies (Image: GETTY)
Meghan was walked down the aisle by Prince Charles instead of her father Thomas Markle (Image: ITV / GETTY)
Her parents separated when she was very young and she spent most of her teenage years living with her father in Los Angeles.
She has previously said she “grew up on the set of Married with Children’, a television show for which Thomas was the lighting director.
However, their relationship came under strain, in part due to Thomas staging paparazzi photos ahead of the royal wedding.
It is not known whether Thomas will ever get to meet his grandson, Archie.
According to Ms Seward, Diana would have been interested to know what went wrong as she was very close to her sons when they were young and would have been determined to maintain a good relationship, especially after she divorced their father Prince Charles.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK