Prince Harry Shock: Experts Disagree With Prince William's Brother Comparing Their Mom Princess Diana to Wife Meghan Markle; 'Not Even Close', Royal Chef Says

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Many believed that Prince Harry was drawn to his wife, Meghan Markle because he saw a lot of similarities between her and his late mother, Princess Diana. However, many of those who knew the former Princess of Wales didn't see the same similarities between Markle and Princess Diana.

Royal Expert Disagreed With Prince Harry About Princess Diana, Meghan Markle's Similarities

Paul Burrell, who was Princess Diana's royal butler until she died, weighed in on what Prince Harry saw in Markle. He believed that his attraction to his wife had something to do with his mom, Princess Diana.


"This is my theory; when he lost his mother he was lost, in a wilderness, completely lost until he met a 36-year-old, mature woman who whispered in his ear that she wanted to change the world. He didn't hear Meghan's voice, he heard his mother's voice. That's what changed the game," Burrell said on behalf of Slingo (via Showbiz CheatSheet).

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However, he argued that Markle is the same as the late Princess of Wales. Burrell said that parallels Prince Harry was drawing between his wife and mom were "unbelievable."

"Diana was 36 when she died. The parallels are unbelievable. Nobody's drawn that parallel before," Burrell said.

"Meghan being 36 and knowing her mind, being a strong independent personality, Harry has to have seen in Meghan something, some strong element of his mother. He has to have recognized that at that time. Before he’d been going out with young women who weren’t matured, who didn’t have the foresight, the dream to do something with their lives, Meghan did. So Meghan’s hook caught the big fish Harry."

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Princess Diana's former chef Darren McGrady echoed Burrell's statement. For him, Prince Harry's wife and mom are not the same.

"Prince Harry, with respect sir, your wife will never be like/similar to your mother. I knew Princess Diana for 15 years. Not even close," McGrady tweeted.

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Prince Harry Speaks About Meghan Markle, Princess Diana Similarities

The Duke of Sussex discussed what he saw in Markle that reminded him of his late mom in their Netflix docuseries Harry & Meghan. In the first episode, when their royal romance was revisited, Prince Harry shared his thoughts about Markle.

"So much of what Meghan is, and how she is, is so similar to my mum," Prince Harry said.

"She has the same compassion, she has the same empathy, she has the same confidence. She has this warmth about her."

Do you agree with Prince Harry that Princess Diana and Meghan Markle have similarities?


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