Meghan Markle has been compared to her late mother-in-law Princess Diana. A royal biographer seemingly approved saying, the Duchess of Sussex, had the same effect as the Princess of Wales when she joined the firm.
Meghan Markle Is Allegedly The Princess Diana The Royal Family Wants To Avoid
Tina Brown, author of the new book The Palace Papers shared her thoughts about the Duchess of Sussex and the other members of the royal family in an interview with Marie Claire. Brown drew a comparison between Prince Harry's mother and wife and their effect on the royal family.
In Brown's book, she wrote, "Ever since the death of Diana in 1997, the Queen had made it clear to all those who advised her that it could never happen again—the it being Diana’s explosive celebrity…The refrain most repeated at the pinnacle of the Palace was ‘we don’t want another Diana."
When asked what the royals did to prevent having another Princess Diana, the royal biographer mentioned "glory years" and how fate introduced Markle to the royal family and brought them back to the time they wanted to avoid.
"They thought they did everything," Brown told the outlet.
"For 20 years they’d been chugging along, trying to make the point that everyone was now in line. The Firm got itself in shape. We had the glory years, which I write about: the 2011 period of the Queen going to Ireland, Harry serving in the Army—all of it seemed as if it were righting itself. The great and fascinating thing about this family saga, which is why it makes such interesting material, is fate steps in and introduces Meghan to Harry, and all of the sudden they have it all over again."
Brown pictured the Duchess of Sussex as a woman with a strong personality and bold spirit. She is someone who doesn't immediately submit, which is not a good thing in the firm.
"They had it all over again, and, in a way that was almost more unmanageable," Brown added.
Meghan Markle And Princess Diana Have Different Problems
Although both women rocked the royal boat, they have different issues. Also, Prince Harry's wife is more difficult to control because as Brown said in an interview with Page Six, she's a "self-made successful woman" and more mature when she joined the firm.
"[Meghan] is a celebrity, a woman who has a lot of her own charisma and a strong will of her own, a strong sense of independence, who is not going to be subservient to this concept of hierarchy and monarchy," Brown said about Prince Harry's wife.
"Diana was a child, really, when she married" Prince Charles, Brown said. At the time of the Prince and Princess of Wales' royal wedding, Princess Diana was only 19. Meanwhile, Markle was already 36 when she exchanged "I Do's" with Prince Harry.
"And [Diana] did try and did succeed at being the most amazing Princess of Wales. She did everything that was required of her," Brown continued. "Her problem was entirely different—her problem was her husband wasn’t in love with her and that’s what sent her off into sort of an abyss, and also made her really angry."
Princess Diana shocked the palace when she did the infamous Panorama interview, saying her marriage with Prince Charles didn't work because "there were three of us," implying the Prince of Wales' affair with Camilla Parker Bowles.
On the other hand, Markle was blessed with her husband because Prince Harry loves her very much. But she has other issues that became a problem within the firm, according to Brown.
"Meghan got angry so fast, and that’s what’s rocked the family," Brown said about the Duchess of Sussex. "They’re still reeling and just baffled why it seemed to go wrong so quickly. It’s still a source of great pain to them; they were also completely knocked for six when they decided to do the Oprah interview, on and now Harry’s doing a book. Harry has become a disruptive force in the family."
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