There are similarities between Meghan Markle and Princess Diana because the two struggled emotionally and mentally in the royal family, Andrew Morton said in an interview.
Meghan Markle and Princess Diana share the “same trajectory” in the public spotlight, a royal biographer has claimed.
Andrew Morton said there were similarities between the Duchess of Sussex and her late mother-in-law, who died in 1997 when Prince Harry was 12.
The royal author, whose biography ‘Diana: Her True Story’ was a New York Times bestseller when it was first published in 1992, said he observed striking similarities between the Duchess of Sussex and Princess Diana .
During an interview with Good Morning America, Mr Morton said Meghan and Diana struggled emotionally and mentally in the royal family.
He told GMA: “Meghan went from ‘Duchess Dazzling’ to ‘Duchess Difficult’, exactly the same trajectory happened with Diana.
“And both of them were struggling emotionally and mentally to cope, first of all, with pregnancy, but also with life inside that royal family goldfish bowl.”
The royal biographer added that one of the biggest misconceptions about Meghan is that she controlled their lives when they were royals, but in reality Prince Harry was the real expert.
He explained: “Meghan Markle is blamed for Harry’s coming to Hollywood. Ironically, it was Harry who was very eager to do an interview with Oprah.”
Mr Morton added: “So she gave herself to him and was often blamed for things that went wrong.
“Unfortunately for Meghan, there is a narrative that has been built that is totally negative towards her.”
Last month, Meghan paid a subtle tribute to Princess Diana as she wrapped up a trip to New York with Harry.
She carried a black Christian Dior Lady D-Lite bag that Diana loved and also carried her Cartier Tank watch.
In her book ‘The Bench’, published in June this year, Meghan also paid tribute to Diana with a photo of her favorite flowers.
Meghan told NPR: “I think you can find sweet little moments that we hid in there – from my favorite flower, even my husband’s mother’s favorite flower, forget-me-not.
“We wanted to make sure those were included in there. There are many, many special details and love that went into this book.