But although the former Princess of Wales never met the Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry hoped the rest of his family on his mother’s side would spot similarities between the two women, but was “disappointed” when they did not, according to royal author Tom Bower.
Writing in “Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsors”, Mr Bower discussed Prince Harry’s introduction of Meghan to Baroness Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Diana’s two sisters, and the late princess’s friend, Julia Samuel.
He claimed: “Harry assumed that Diana’s family and friends would see a similarity between Diana and his fiancée.
Prince Harry tied the knot with wife Meghan at Windsor in 2018
The Duchess of Sussex picked the “easiest possible” interview with an appearance on Jimmy Fallon, it has been claimed.
9News presenter Karl Stefanovic said: “Meghan Markle is about to complete the talk show trifecta.
“First, it was Oprah, bombshell after bombshell, then Ellen where she tried to make herself relevant and now she’s locked in an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight show.”
The couple spoke out about their life in the Royal Family following their exit from royal duties
“Both, he said, shared the same problems. He was disappointed.
“No one agreed that his vulnerable mother had anything in common with his girlfriend.
“More discomforting for him, they thought Meghan would not fit in with the Royal Family.”
Mr Bower then claimed that Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, was urged to “voice” the siblings’ “unease” by Prince William.
The Duke of Sussex was just 12 years old when Diana died
This inspired a “bitter reaction” from the Duke of Sussex, according to Mr Bower.
Mr Bower continued: “Their unease was voiced by Charles Spencer, Diana’s brother. At William’s request, Spencer weighed in.
“Three times married, Spencer cautioned his nephew to reconsider his haste towards marriage.
“His advice provoked a bitter reaction.”
Diana spoke about her mental health difficulties in the last few years of her life
Decades later, when Harry and Meghan discussed their experiences of their marriage and operating within the Royal Family, Meghan said she had experienced suicidal thoughts during her time as a working royal.
The Duke of Sussex also commented: “My biggest concern was history repeating itself. I’ve said that before on numerous occasions very publicly.
“And what I was seeing was history repeating itself, but more, perhaps, or definitely far more, dangerous because then you add race in and you add social media in.”
He added: “And when I talk about history repeating itself, I’m talking about my mother.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK