Prince Harry thought Diana’s family would compare her to Meghan
Meghan Markle and Princess Diana are often compared.
Both women suffered greatly from their time as senior members of the royal family, and both were, to some extent, outsiders. They were also hounded by the tabloid press.
Since the Sussexes’ wedding, it has been said that Diana would be “proud” of Meghan, that Meghan and Diana couldn’t get what they wanted from the Queen, that Meghan often behaves like her stepmother and is her ” perfect copy.”
But according to royal author Tom Bower, Diana’s siblings disagreed with the comparison between the two women and, in 2017, even warned Harry not to marry the Combinations actress.
“By then Harry had introduced Meghan to Diana’s two sisters, Jane and Sarah, and her best friend Julia Samuel,” Bower writes in Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the war between the Windsors (opens in a new tab).
“Harry assumed that Diana’s family and friends would see a similarity between Diana and his fiancée. Both, he said, shared the same issues.
“He was disappointed. No one agreed that his vulnerable mother had anything in common with his girlfriend. More embarrassing for him, they thought Meghan wouldn’t fit into the royal family.
“Their unease was expressed by Charles Spencer, Diana’s brother. At William’s request, Spencer weighed in. Thrice-married, Spencer warned his nephew to reconsider his haste towards marriage. His advice provoked a bitter reaction. “
Of course, Prince Harry ignored his uncle’s advice and married Meghan in a lavish royal ceremony on May 19, 2018 at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
While the two are married and have two children, there is unfortunately a lot of tension between them and the rest of the royal family these days.