Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Following The Late Princess Diana’s Footsteps — And Not In a Good Way

Although she has been gone for 22 years now, no one has forgotten Princess Diana. She left an amazing legacy behind after her untimely and tragic death, and everyone will be forever grateful for the millions of lives that she touched around the world.

Princess Diana was quite arguably one of the most popular members ever in the royal family. Behind closed doors; however, her life was anything but easy. The Princess of Wales struggled with many issues, and even though she handled it better than anyone ever could have expected, it still affected her life.

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In the past few years, it is pretty safe to say that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s popularity has increased tremendously. After they announced they were in a serious relationship, it was as if fans just couldn’t get enough. Almost overnight, Markle became one of the most famous women in the entire world. And, as always, royal fans just adore Prince Harry for everything that he does.

Throughout their relationship, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have quietly honored Princess Diana in many different ways. However, it can be said that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are following in the late princess’ footsteps — and not in a good way.

Princess Diana was one of the most sought-after women in the world

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About Diana: "She always wondered why people were so interested in her hair. I was always with her around 7:30 or 8:00 am. She would have to have her hair done first thing in the morning. I would go in and she'd say: 'What should I wear today?' There would be three outfits hanging up and I would ask: 'Where are you going?' She'd tell me and then we'd choose and I'd do her hair. When I styled her newly long locks into a chignon for the opening of the parliament in 1984, it knocked The Queen off the front page. After that, we became cautious, because her hair had become such a major thing. For a trip to Saudi Arabia in 1986 where we decided her hair would be more suitable short, we'd do it over a period of weeks, so it would be 'snip snip' every other day and you didn't notice a major way. She was very careful not to overshadow The Queen in the future." Richard Dalton, the princess's hairdresser from 1981 to 1991 ■ قالوا عن ديانا: "لطالما تسائلت عن سبب اهتمام الناس بتسريحة شعرها. كنت دائما معها في حوالي الساعة السابعة والنصف أو الثامنة صباحا. كانت تبدأ بتصفيف شعرها دائما في الصباح الباكر. عندما أدخل غرفتها، كانت تسألني: 'ماذا يجب أن أرتدي اليوم؟' فقد جرت العادة أن يتم تعليق ثلاثة ملابس مختلفة أمامها، ثم أسألها: 'إلى أين ستذهبين؟' فتقول لي لنختار الملابس معا ثم أصفف لها شعرها. أذكر عندما قمت بتصفيف شعرها الذي أطالته لمدة ورفعه بتسريحة شنيون لحضور جلسة افتتاح البرلمان في عام 1984، بأن صورها تسببت في إلغاء أخبار الملكة عن الصفحات اﻷولى في الصحف. بعد ذلك، تصرفنا بحذر بالغ ﻷن تسريحة شعرها باتت محط اﻷنظار. وللتحضير لجولتها الرسمية إلى السعودية في عام 1986، قررت قص أطراف شعرها بالمقص لتقصيره بشكل متقطع وعلى فترات متباعدة لعدة أسابيع لتفادي حدوث ضجة إعلامية أخرى. كانت حذرة جدا حتى لا تطغى شهرتها على الملكة في المستقبل." ريتشارد دالتون، مصفف شعر اﻷميرة من عام 1981 حتى عام 1991 ■ #princessdianaforever #humanitarian #princessofwales #princessdiana #gb #hertruestory #kensingtonpalace #uk #thebritishroyalfamily #theroyalfamily #thebritishmonarchy #queenofhearts #instagood #instaroyal #instalike #di #fashionicon #peoplesprincess #style #glamorous #icon #foreveryoung #uk #الأميرة_ديانا #أميرة_ويلز #أميرة_القلوب #الأميرة_ديانا_لﻷبد #بريطانيا #لندن #قصتها_الحقيقية #أميرة_الشعب

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After marrying into the royal family, it is pretty safe to say that Princess Diana‘s life changed dramatically. She couldn’t so much as step outside without dozens of flashbulbs going off, and everywhere she went, she was chased by swarms of photographers and fans.

According to Zoomer, Princess Diana’s fame and popularity were through the roof for a number of years. Fans were diligently copying her fashion choices, her hairstyles, and lining up by the thousands whenever she made an appearance.

Meghan Marke and Prince Harry are living a similar life to Princess Diana

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Today, we are excited to be able to announce details for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s upcoming tour to Africa! • In just two weeks, Their Royal Highnesses will embark on this official tour focusing on community, grassroots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the environment. This programme has been many months in the making, and The Duke and Duchess are eager to focus their energies on the great work being done in Southern Africa. From meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu to joining ‘Waves for Change’ on Monwabisi Beach, the South Africa programme will be educational and inspiring. The Duke is especially proud to continue the legacy left by his mother with her work in Angola as he joins Halo Trust again in an effort to rid the world of landmines. HRH will also travel to Malawi where he will check in on the British Army’s partnership with African Parks and will be working on the ground supporting local communities. The Duke is particularly proud to be able to deliver an exciting new initiative, a Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy three-country partnership which he designed and consulted with Governments in Namibia, Botswana and Angola to protect forest and wildlife corridors around the Okavango Delta. The Duchess will be working with local organisations to promote women and girls’ health and education, entrepreneurship and leadership. With such a textured culture and history, Their Royal Highnesses are grateful for the opportunity to connect with those on the ground in Southern Africa and to be inspired by the work being done and learn how they can be better supported. As President and Vice President of The Queens Commonwealth Trust and The Duke’s role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, The Duke and Duchess cannot wait to meet with young leaders mobilising change and adding to the beauty of these Commonwealth countries • “We look forward to seeing you soon!” • Photo ©️ PA images / Tim Graham – Getty Images / @Sentebale /@AfricanParksNetwork / @YouthAlert

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Although Markle and Princess Diana never had the chance to meet, the duchess and Prince Harry are living a life that isn’t quite different from Princess Diana. It was during the Sussexes engagement interview that Prince Harry said that his mother and Markle would have been “thick as thieves.”

10Daily reports that there are many striking similarities between the Sussexes and the late princess, including their devotion to charity and humanitarian work, their compassion toward others, and efforts to bring positive things to the world. Duchess Meghan and Princess Diana’s lives are even similar in the sense that they didn’t exactly have an easy start when they married into the royal family. They both went from having privacy and living their lives in a quiet way, to having everything that they say and do become headline news and the main focus of the news media.

How are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle following in Princess Diana’s footsteps?

So, how are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex following in Diana’s footsteps, yet not in a good way? NBC News reports that the answer is actually quite simple: It is because of the excessive media attention that they are receiving on a regular basis.

According to Think, the couple is facing the same danger that Princess Diana did, and as we know, all of the attention ultimately cost Princess Diana her life. Lately, it seems that Markle and Prince Harry’s life is an open book, with the news media reporting on and commenting about every decision that they make.

In the early stages of the couple’s relationship, the media frenzy got so bad that Prince Harry was forced to issue a public statement asking them to back off since he was concerned for Markle’s safety. Over the last few years, the Sussexes have voiced their desire for privacy and quiet life. Just like Princess Diana, they hope to raise their son with some degree of normalcy, giving him life away from the cameras and out of the public eye, and they want privacy for themselves as well.