Meghan’s desire to become Diana 2.0 by backing glamorous good causes and making secret charity trips has backfired says royal biographer Andrew Morton
- Andrew Morton has written on the comparison between the two female royals
- Mr Morton examines the media and public scrutiny that fell upon both women
- He says Meghan Markle can more accurately be described as ”Meghan 1.0′
As the frosty coverage around the Duchess of Sussex continues to circulate, royal biographer Andrew Morton writes on her comparison to Princess Diana.
Since taking her place in the royal family Meghan Markle has fallen prey to relentless public scrutiny and become a target for online trolls in a way that some have said echo how Diana, Princess of Wales was treated.
However despite talking about one day wanting to be ‘Diana 2.0’ she can more accurately be described as ‘Meghan 1.0’, Mr Morton writes in The Telegraph.
With neither woman prepared for the royal lives that awaited them, both faced similar circumstances as they entered the royal household.
The Duchess of Sussex and Princess Diana both faced frosty coverage as they entered the royal household
Royal biographer Andrew Morton examines the comparison between the two royals in The Telegraph
As TV channel TLC prepares to release ‘Kate v. Meghan: Princesses at War?’, which claims to focus on the relationship between the two female royals, the now seven-month pregnant royal continues to hit the headlines.
Mr Morton writes that earlier this week, five of the Duchess of Sussex’s friends anonymously spoke out about how the new royal was being characterised in the media in an interview with People Magazine.
Addressing the inaccurate claims about her conduct, they expressed their concerns about the toll this was taking on the pregnant Duchess of Sussex.
During his piece, Mr Morton examines how both the Duchess of Sussex and Princess Diana were blamed for the departure of royal staff.
At the end of 2018, it emerged that personal aide to Meghan Markle, Samantha Cohen, was leaving her job.
Also last year, it was revealed that Meghan Markle’s personal assistant Melissa Touabti was quitting her job just six months after the Royal wedding last May.
Mr Morton writes that sudden departures so soon after her marriage to Prince Charles also led to Princess Diana falling under scrutiny too.
After her marriage to Prince of Wales, Princess Diana was blamed for the sudden departure of her husband’s private secretary, valet and Scotland Yard bodyguard along with other long-serving staff.
Princess Diana also faced scrutiny after the sudden departures of royal aides so soon after her marriage to Prince Charles writes Mr Morton
Meghan Markle was criticized after two royal staff quite their jobs soon after her wedding
Princess Diana was also pitted against Sarah Ferguson when it came to her fashion style in the same way Kate and Meghan have writes Mr Morton.
In the same way Princess Diana was initially portrayed as being difficult, so too has Meghan Markle faced her fair share of criticism concerning her conduct.
In the run up to the royal wedding claims of her being difficult began to surface over accusations of a disagreement she had with Kate Middleton over the Princess Charlotte dress.
Writing on her frosty relationship with her father Mr Morton added: ‘Don’t think for a moment that this family feud is going to end any time soon’
In spite of performing more than 100 engagements and showing her support for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire and ecological clothing manufacturers, Meghan Markle has not received the recognition she may have wanted continues Mr Morton.
This was a similar ‘state of play’ for Diana Mr Morton writes, adding that the late princess once told him she ‘never got a ‘well done’ or a pat on the back.’
Like Meghan’s frost relationship with her father Thomas Markle, who recently released a handwritten letter his daughter had sent to him last year, Princess Diana also became estranged with her mother Frances Shand Kydd.
Writing on Meghan Markle’s frosty relationship with her father Mr Morton added: ‘Don’t think for a moment that this family feud is going to end any time soon.’