Princess Diana Would Have Thought Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's 'Nuclear' Tell-All Was Too Much, Too Soon, Claims Royal Expert
Though Princess Diana's time as a member of the royal family was far from perfect, royal expert and author Andrew Morton claims that she would have wanted Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to keep the brood's dirty laundry under wraps for a bit longer.
"She would have felt that Harry and Meghan probably went nuclear way too soon," he told Us Weekly, referencing their interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired one year after they stepped down from their duties. "Diana spoke to me 10 years after she’d been in the royal family, and that was mainly because her marriage was collapsing."
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"[Harry and Meghan are] a couple who seem very much in love, expecting a second child," he noted. "They seem to have been fighting yesterday’s battles as opposed to looking forward to the future."
"It was a damaging interview, because it was the first time probably in British history that a prince of the realm has directly attacked the institution from which he’s sprung," added Morton.
The author also claimed that Diana — who sat down for her own public talk in 1995 — wouldn't have been thrilled over the topics Meghan and Harry discussed with Winfrey.
"She would have ticked off a number of things: feeling a sense of isolation, [the] sense of not being appreciated that Meghan spoke about," he explained. However, she would have "been disappointed by the breakdown in the relationship between" Harry and her eldest son, Prince William.
During the couple's tell-all, they claimed that members of the royal family had "concerns" over the color of their son Archie's skin. They also alleged that their pleas went unanswered when they asked for help controlling the pesky paparazzi.
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"My biggest concern was history repeating itself," Harry admitted, referencing the death of Diana, who was killed in a car accident as photographers chased her vehicle.
"I think she saw it coming," Harry noted of what his mother would think of him leaving the royal family. "And I certainly felt her presence throughout the whole process."