Meghan Markle is 'much more ready for her role' than Princess Diana was, claims royal biographer
From impeccable style to their warm personalities and a commitment to charitable cause, there is a lot of common ground between the two royals
Ever since Meghan Markle became a part of the royal family, a lot of people have taken to comparing the newly minted American Duchess to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.
However, according to one royal correspondent, the 37-year-old is actually "very different" to Prince Harry's late mum.
It is quite easy to see why people would be comparing Meghan and Diana, considering there are so many similarities between the two. From impeccable style to their warm personalities and a commitment to charitable causes and humanitarian work, there is much common ground between the two.
Speaking to Yahoo's The Royal Box, former BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond said that Meghan and Diana are different in many ways. "She is being compared to Diana and I'm sorry that's not the case. She is a very different woman," Bond said.
The royal biographer continued, "[Meghan is] much more mature, much more knowing for her own role, and wishes and causes she wishes to espouse. She is much readier for her role than Diana ever was."
The 67-year-old also explained that she feels Meghan has to be "careful" not to mix too much of her celebrity lifestyle with her new role as royalty.
"I am getting the feeling that the public doesn't like her terrifically spending huge quantities of money," she said. "Being extravagant, massively extravagant — she can't afford to. She's a wealthy woman but it doesn't play very well, so I think she needs to just watch that."
"I think I'd suggest she tried not to be too celebrity, because that doesn't go down well with the public, and try to ignore the fact she's getting flack from various directions," the royal corresponded added.
However, in spite of Bond's claims, it seems many royal fans believe there are some striking similarities between Meghan and Diana.
There have been rumors that Meghan is called "Di 2" by royal staff. A source reportedly told Vanity Fair, "I’ve heard the duchess is referred to as Di 2 because of the similarities to Harry’s mother. It’s meant affectionately, and I think it’s quite true—they are rather alike."
Earlier this year, the Duchess of Sussex shared an adorable photo of baby Archie as she celebrated her first US Mother's Day. The royal is believed to have paid tribute to Harry's mum in the image by holding Archie in front of forget-me-not flowers that were famously Princess Diana's favorite.