Monday May 11, 2020
There are many royal experts and commentators who see a striking resemblance between Meghan Markle and Princess Diana. So much so, that perhaps this played a role in why Prince Harry chose to bring her into the royal family.
During his interview with Closer magazine, Princess Diana’s former butler Burrell revealed, "Harry went for and married Meghan because she's like Diana.” He also went on to say, “both women who would always stand up for what they believe in and wouldn't be pushovers."
Even though Burrell believes both women are headstrong, if Meghan were to meet Princess Diana in person, there is a possibility the two would have butted heads.
"I think, possibly, they would have clashed” because "I imagine it would have been two strong, independent women with different views on things—it would have been a battle between Meghan's way and Diana's way."
Burrell worked for the princess for over 10 years, up till the point of her death, and albeit Meghan is no carbon copy of the late princess, Burrell believes Meghan was perhaps more tech-savvy coming into the marriage as compared to Princess Diana.
"I think the main difference between them is that Meghan has a game plan, whereas Diana was young and naive," he added. "Diana did the book with Andrew Morton and courted the press over the years because she didn't have a voice. And her strong-mindedness meant she cared and she felt the people of the country had a right to know what had gone on behind closed doors."