Princess Diana 'Would Have Understood' Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Decision To Leave Royal Family, Says Late Princess' Wedding Photographer

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Aug. 4 2021, Published 10:40 a.m. ET

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Though Princess Diana isn't around to witness the royal family's drama over the past few years, her wedding photographer Kent Gavin believes the late mom-of-two would have supported Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to leave royal life behind.

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"[Diana] would understand a lot of what Meghan went through," he noted to PureWow. "There were several aspects of this decision. [Diana] suffered — not to the same degree that Meghan did — but was breaking into an institution that was going on for hundreds and hundreds of years."

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"I think she would sympathize with what Meghan was going through — just not to the extent that we found out in the Oprah [Winfrey] interview with the bullying and the taking away of [Markle’s] passport," Gavin explained. "I did say at the time of their wedding I didn't think their marriage would last three years. Thankfully, they’ve chosen a way of getting out of that. And I think Diana would have understood that."

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While speaking with the publication, the photog also reminisced on covering Diana and Prince Charles' nuptials in 1981 — but unfortunately, he remembers the day having a gray cloud hanging over it.

"There are so many things I wish I had known then that I know now," he confessed. "What I remember on the day was the sadness on Diana's face when I first saw her walking down the aisle with her veil on and the difference from when she walked back with Charles and how happy and smiling she was."

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"[The wedding] brought a great deal of happiness to everybody," Gavin added. "Because at that time, England or the U.K. was in a terrible state — rats in the streets, recession — and the wedding brought a lot of happiness to hundreds and hundreds of people."

Diana and Charles wound up divorcing in 1996.

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