Meghan Markle never had the chance to meet her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, but it seems their time in royal life was very similar, according to a royal expert.

Andrew Morton, the author of the infamous Princess of Wales biography, Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words, recently uncovered there are many similar “parallels” between the two women for how they were treated during their time in ‘The Firm’.

Speaking on the MailPlus Palace Confidential podcast, the royal biographer explained that both women were regularly targeted by the media and “blamed for everything”.

“What I find the most interesting story that I’ve uncovered from the book is the parallels between Meghan and Diana in the early days of their royal careers,” he said.

 

“Meghan was called from pretty early on, Duchess Difficult, she was blamed for everything that went wrong, from the row with the Queen over the tiaras to the bust-up with Kate.”

Meanwhile, he also noted that Diana was “described as a fiend and a monster by various gossip writers” who also found it difficult to struggle with protocol and the royal world, just like Meghan experienced.

“She [Diana] was struggling to cope with depression and all kinds of illnesses and there’s a fascinating parallel there,” he said.

Earlier this year in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Duchess of Sussex opened up about how she went to an incredibly dark place when she was pregnant with her son Archie.

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“I just didn’t want to be alive anymore. And that was a very clear and real and frightening constant thought,” she said. “And I remember how he [Harry] just cradled me.”

Prince Harry and Meghan stepped away from public royal life at the beginning of 2020, relocating to Canada for a short period of time before moving to Montecito, California.

The couple explained that this was due to the intense media scrutiny they were under and also wanted to move to lead a more private life.

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