Many comparisons have been made between Meghan Markle and Princess Diana ever since Meghan and Prince Harry’s relationship became public knowledge. Author Tom Bower in his book ‘Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsors’ said that Prince Harry hoped that her mother Diana’s two sisters and best friend would see the similarities he felt Meghan Markle shared with his mother.
But he was left “disappointed”, the author claimed as Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Baroness Jane Fellowes and her friend Julia Samuel failed to see the similarities between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s late mother.
“Since the Vanity Fair article had increased the Cambridges’ suspicion of Meghan, the actress discovered that her neighbour in Kensington Palace had even less time for her,” Tom Bower said.
“By then, Harry had introduced Meghan to Diana’s two sisters, Jane and Sarah, and her best friend Julia Samuel. Harry assumed that Diana’s family and friends would see a similarity between Diana and his fiancée,” the author said.
“Both, he said, shared the same problems. He was disappointed. No one agreed that his vulnerable mother had anything in common with his girlfriend. More discomforting for him, they thought Meghan would not fit in with the Royal Family,” the author claimed.
The author continued, “Their unease was voiced by Charles Spencer, Diana’s brother. At William’s request, Spencer weighed in. Three times married, Spencer cautioned his nephew to reconsider his haste towards marriage. His advice provoked a bitter reaction. ‘This was going to be really hard,’ Harry would later reflect on establishing Meghan’s place in the family.