It certainly feels like Princess Diana's legacy is being carried on by Meghan Markle. The American actress, just like the late princess, has been hailed as kind, thoughtful, and a keen listener at various royal functions.
One will always remember Princess Diana's empathy and humanity whenever she visited AIDS patients or made an appearance at charity events.
But behind the lenses of the camera, Prince Harry's late mother also made secret visits to communities in need. Now, Meghan seems to be following in her footsteps.
Meghan has always been passionate about causes and lending her support to those in neeed. Now, as she prepares for her new role as a member of the royal family, she's also been making secret visits to UK's various charities to understand them better.
The Suits star reportedly visited families of those who lost relatives in the Grenfell Tower tragedy which claimed 71 lives in London in June 2017. The fire, which engulfed the 27 storied tower, was put out 24 hours later.
One of the victims of the fire said Meghan's presence "means so much," according to The Telegraph. Harry's fiancée also visited the Al Manaar community mosque, which lies a mile away from Grenfell. In the immediate aftermath of the fire, the mosque provided shelter, food, water and counselling to those in need.
Abdulrahman Sayed, chief executive of the Al Manaar mosque, said the royal family has visited the site at least three time after Harry and the Duke of Cambridge first met with those affected.
Meghan's visit to the mosque, and to the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, however took place without her partner.
The 36-year-old was flanked by a royal aide and royal protection officers. Her gesture towards the victims makes one reminiscient of Princess Diana's numerous secretive visits to homeless people and shelters in need of aid during her time as HRH.
The future royal's passionate belief in charities has already made her favourable among various campaigners in the UK. As part of her first royal visit in Nottingham last year, she met those who lost relatives to HIV and AIDS on World Aids Day. Ian Green, CEO of the Terrence Higgins Trust told The Telegraph that Harry and Meghan's presence would change the stigma surrounding AIDS almost 20 years after Diana tried to do the same.
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