We Need to Stop Comparing Meghan Markle to Princess Diana

There is no doubt that Meghan Markle is one of the most popular members of the royal family. Just like her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, the world is just enamored with Meghan, and for good reason.

She is not only beautiful with a great sense of style but also smart, kind, caring and generous. It is pretty safe to say that even though Meghan and Princess Diana never had the chance to meet, they have many similarities. However, Meghan is a strong woman in her own right and has been since long before she ever met Prince Harry. There is no doubt that Harry is proud of both royal women, as each one of them helped make him the wonderful person he is today.

Meghan has values and principles that truly define her, and she wants nothing more than to make a positive impact on the world whenever and however she can.

Here is why we need to stop comparing Meghan Markle to Princess Diana.

Meghan Markle and Diana have different roles within the royal family

Meghan Markle at Westminster Abbey
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex | Samir Hussein/WireImage

Despite having some similarities, Meghan and Diana’s roles within the royal family are/were very different. For instance, Diana, at one point, was married to a future king, and Meghan is not. According to Insider, Meghan’s job as a royal is to represent the queen.

Although she has done a great job so far, she is still settling into her new life as the Duchess of Sussex. Diana, according to CNN, had a bit more responsibility than Meghan did, and went a little further in changing the British monarchy with her approach to royal life.

Are there any similarities at all?

Of course, there are! While it very well may be true that Meghan and Diana were alike in many ways, the truth remains that they are two distinct women with their own views on the world.

Both Meghan and Diana are and were heavily involved in charity work, and they looked to give back to the people of the world as much as they could. Harry‘s wife and his late mother both have caring spirits and just like Diana, Meghan works hard to make her voice heard regarding issues that she is passionate about.

How are Meghan and Diana compared to each other?

According to BBC News, even Prince Harry has made comparisons between Princess Diana and Meghan. He has stressed the similarities of the negative way that Meghan is currently being portrayed in the tabloids, to how the press’s obsession with Diana ultimately led to her untimely death.

Needless to say, Harry is furious about the entire situation and will go to great lengths to protect his wife from the harsh and often relentless news media. Harry strongly believes that photographers were responsible for causing the accident that claimed Diana’s life, and he will stop at nothing to make sure that Meghan does not fall victim to the same kind of treatment.

When Meghan and Harry first went public with their relationship, her fame suddenly skyrocketed, and just like Diana, she became one of the most famous women in the entire world. 

Why do we need to stop comparing Meghan Markle and Princess Diana?

So, why do people around the world need to put an end to all of the comparisons? Because it is completely unfair to keep doing so! Meghan and Diana are two different people who just happened to marry into the same famous family.

Each one has her own way of thinking about and doing things, as well as certain goals to accomplish, and they are by far not the same person. We need to let Meghan find her own voice within the royal family, and remember that she and Diana are two totally different people.