'The Sussex strategy': Meghan Markle scheduled interview to run in the same week as Diana's 25th death anniversary

'The plan was not Meghan’s attempt to compete with her mother-in-law but was rather to compliment her tragic death,' an insider says

'The Sussex strategy': Meghan Markle scheduled interview to run in the same week as Diana's 25th death anniversary
Meghan Markle’s bombshell interview was intentionally scheduled to run the same week as Princess Diana’s 25th death anniversary (Roy Rochlin/Getty Images, Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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MONTECITO, CALIFORNIA: Meghan Markle, who never fails to make headlines, recently stirred a string of controversies with her latest interview with The Cut. Now, it has been revealed that the bombshell interview was purposely scheduled to coincide with the death anniversary of Princess Diana.

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The Duchess of Sussex and her PR team carefully scheduled her interview to run the same week as the 25th anniversary of the Princess of Wale’s death, sources told Radar. “Some people will say it was scheduled to coincide with the debut on Meghan’s podcast. But that happened last week. No, it was scheduled to debut the week of Diana’s death,” revealed an insider close to the Royal couple.

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“Part of the agreement Meghan’s team made with the outlet was that it had to debut the week of August 29th. Meghan was not given copy or photo approval, but she was given a guaranteed when the interview would run,” the insider revealed. "The strategy of scheduling the interview was not Meghan’s attempt to compete with her mother-in-law but was rather to compliment her tragic death. The fact that Meghan has been most influenced by the Princess of Wales is known to all," the insider said, adding that her strategy was to make the audience lean more toward Princess Diana and build a rock-solid public image of her.

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“What better time for Meghan to talk about how she was treated by the royal family? The same family who was so cruel to Princess Diana,” sources said. “Meghan knows exactly what she is doing. Not only did she schedule the interview to run this week but she also worked with Spotify to make sure her podcast debuted this month too.”

Meghan Markle is seen ahead of her visit with Prince Harry to the iconic Titanic Belfast during their trip to Northern Ireland on March 23, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Meghan Markle strategically did the interview in line with Princess Diana's death anniversary (Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

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“Meghan thinks this is a winning formula. She has given up on trying to win the support of the Brits. Now, she is focused exclusively on America," sources added. Earlier in this report. Radar Online reported that the Royal Family was desperately working to control the mess Meghan had created with her interview. The royals were "upset" and in "emergency meetings," with Prince Charles and Prince William at loggerheads over how to get things under control, the outlet said.

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(Photo: John Mathew Smith/ Wikimedia)
It will be 25 years since Princess Diana died on August 31 (John Mathew Smith/ Wikimedia)

During the interview, the former 'Suits' actress slammed the British media, brought up racist allegations (again), and addressed being cut off from the royals. She even compared herself to Nelson Mandela, while stating that one of the 'Lion King' cast members said the whole of South Africa celebrated her wedding with Prince Harry just the way they celebrated the welcoming of Nelson Mandela after spending 27 years in jail.

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