Outspoken conservative commentator Candace Owens believes that Meghan Markle "used' the trauma of Prince Harry's grief over Diana, Princess of Wales, to her advantage. Owens claims that the Duchess of Sussex used the painful experience "to further harness him to her and their relationship."
"I knew throughout their entire relationship—because I do believe that she is an emotionally abusive person—that she is embarking on Freudian transfer," Owens said. "She is using a real childhood trauma that Prince Harry suffered from — losing his mother."
"She has convinced him," she continued. "He actually believes that Meghan Markle is Princess Diana. So in case you missed it, in the documentary, it turns out Meghan Markle is Princess Diana. That's what she wants you guys to know."
Owens the observed: "She is Princess Diana, and fortunately for Prince Harry, this time he got to save his mom. I mean, how sick is that me even saying that? It sounds so sick, but this is actually what is taking place."
"So much of what Meghan is, and how she is, is so similar to my mom. She has the same compassion, she has the same empathy, she has the same confidence. She has this warmth about her," Harry stated.
Owens then said, "That is disturbing on so many levels. It's disturbing because this is something that I didn't want to be right about, but it was so obvious."
In the docu-series, Meghan shared: "I was really ashamed to say it at the time and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry, especially, because I know how much loss he's suffered. But I knew that if I didn't say it that I would do it. And I just didn't want to be alive anymore. And that was a very clear and real and frightening constant thought."
Owens said of this: "It's so emotionally abusive. It triggered Prince Harry, and that became the reason they left the royal family."
Others take a different approach to the emotional dysfunction within Harry and Meghan's union. "But with a strong and ambitious woman, especially one who has already carved out a successful career of her own, her influence over Harry would have been greater than we might have otherwise expected," commentator Jo Hemmings wrote.
"It seems that when Meghan found that she didn't seem to fit in with the royal family in the way that she had hoped, she exerted an even greater influence over Harry so that she could gradually draw him away from friends and family in order for them to build a new family of their own," she observed.
Newsweek reported on Owen's comments.