Is Meghan Markle the ‘New Princess Diana’?

While Meghan Markle has been a target on social media since her relationship with Prince Harry was first revealed, there’s little doubt that there are legions of fans who love and support the Duchess of Sussex.

From her unique taste in fashion to her dedication to various charitable causes, many people have drawn comparisons between Meghan Markle and her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana. Recently, a royal expert gave her opinion on why Markle could, in fact, be the “new Princess Diana.”

Princess Diana
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Meghan Markle and Princess Diana are both fashion icons

In her lifetime, Princess Diana was the most-loved member of the royal family by a long shot. Her sweet, shy nature and her dedication to making the world a better place endeared her to millions of people all over the world. She was also beloved by the press for her penchant for wearing truly incredible outfits. Princess Diana loved couture and often stepped out in outfits that perfectly complemented her lovely face and athletic figure. She injected a shot of life into the royal family and lent an air of excitement and fashion into the monarchy.

Similarly, Meghan Markle is also known to have quite an eye for a stunning outfit. During her time as a Hollywood actress, Markle became an expert at putting together the perfect look and learned what worked well for her. She has parlayed this fashion sense into her life as a new member of the royal family, and her clothing choices often make headlines.

A royal expert recently dished on how Markle and Princess Diana are very similar in terms of their fashion – she states that Meghan Markle, just like the late princess, doesn’t really wear a lot of flashy jewels, and steers clear from tiaras. She explains that while some royals, like Kate Middleton, prefer a more traditional approach to their style, Markle is fresh, exciting, and never quite wears what anyone expects.

Princess Diana would have loved Meghan Markle’s charitable work

Meghan Markle shares another similar trait with her late mother-in-law – her dedication to various charities. Long before she married into the royal family, Markle was determined to make positive changes in the world. Her outspoken, progressive views have endeared her to many, while at the same time drawing criticism from more conservative members of the public and press.

Princess Diana found her calling after marrying Prince Charles, and worked directly with many charities, something that was quite unusual for a high-ranking royal. Her work within the AIDS community was controversial at the time but inspired people all over the world. There’s no doubt that Princess Diana would appreciate her son’s wife picking up the torch of public service. 

Meghan Markle doesn’t always do things perfectly

While Princess Diana was very much loved by millions, she also drew criticism while she was alive. Many people had issues with the non-traditional way she lived her life, especially after her divorce from Prince Charles. 

Meghan Markle has also struggled with the onslaught of social media bullying. Following her wedding to Prince Harry, the online hatred reached a fever pitch, and the palace even released a statement setting guidelines on how social media followers were to interact with posts in the future. While this might have helped a bit, Markle still gets a lot of flak on a daily basis. Many people seem to forget that Markle is a real person and that their words could have an impact.

With the arrival of her son, Archie Harrison, Markle has even more to occupy her days than ever before. Hopefully, she will be able to look to the example set by Princess Diana and raise her son to be the best possible version of himself.