Meghan Markle wants to be ‘Princess Diana 2.0’ – Harry’s fiance ‘fascinated’ by royals
Meghan Markle is allegedly so enchanted by the life of Prince Harry’s mum that she would like to be “Princess Diana 2.0”, a new book written by Diana’s former biographer has claimed.
In a book, written by Andrew Morton, he pens: “Meghan and her friends watched the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, in early September 1997, tears coursing down their cheeks at the poignant moment when the cameras zoomed in on the royal coffin.“
The biographer said that after the tragedy, Ms Markle and her friend Suzy Ardakani watched videos of Charles and Diana’s 1981 wedding.
Mr Morton went on to write: “According to family friends, she was intrigued by Diana, not just for her style, but for her independent humanitarian mission, seeing her as a role model.”
Meghan and Suzy collected clothes and toys for less privileged children.
Mr Morton added: “Such was her interest that Suzy’s mother Sonia even gave her a copy of my biography, Diana: Her True Story, which remained on her bookshelves for the next few years.
“As friend Ninaki Priddy observed: ‘She was always fascinated by the Royal Family. She wants to be Princess Diana 2.0’.”
Andrew Morton’s latest book follows on from claims that Ms Markle “could be more popular than Diana” according to Erin Specht, who dated Meghan’s brother Tom Markle Jr for about 16 years.
Princess Diana was dubbed the “People’s Princess” as she was frequently seen chatting with people in homeless shelters, hugging children with AIDS and helping countless charities before she was killed in a car crash in 1997.
But Ms Specht believes Meghan, who has also previously volunteered with charities, could quickly surpass Diana in popularity.
At the age of 16, the royal-to-be helped at the Hippie Kitchen, a place for the homeless and drug addicts in LA’s roughest neighbourhood.
Ms Specht said: “The royal family is lucky to have her. She absolutely could be more popular than Diana.
“Meghan is just a normal, everyday person who’s gotten to live a fairytale – not because she chased that or made it, it just came true for her.
“It couldn’t have happened to a better person.”
Ms Specht added that she immediately knew Ms Markle had a nurturing and “graceful manner” after her bunnies were naturally drawn to Harry’s fiancee.
She said: “Meghan was sweet and kind and had a lovely graceful manner about her.
“I kind of go by how my animals react to people. She had all the bunnies sitting out here with her nephews. You know when somebody naturally mothers something?
“You could just feel someone, feel their heart, their nurturing, their cuddling.”
In the interview, she also revealed that Ms Markle is “desperate to have a family of her own”.
Ms Specht said: “She wants kids. She will be an amazing mother.
“Meghan will get pregnant in her first year of marriage if she can.
“For certain, she will be trying for a baby on their honeymoon – she is going to be a brilliant mum.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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