Is Comparing Meghan Markle and Princess Diana Part of the Netflix Plan?

  • The excitement over the latest season of The Crown has only posed more questions regarding two other royals’ real-life situation.
  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have a deal with Netflix, and it isn’t for family programming as claimed.
  • Meghan will be positioned as the modern-day Diana. Netflix is looking to script the next chapter of their royal coverage beyond The Crown.

The Crown season four has been taking Britain by storm, and rightfully so. It is a wonderful piece of television. It’s even knocked Meghan Markle and Prince Harry off the royal front pages for a bit.

However, if any of us thought that the Sussex fanbase would allow their idol to have her spotlight stolen, we were very much mistaken.

Princess Diana is a focal point of The Crown

While the interpretation of the relationship between Prince Charles and Princess Diana has been effectively explained away as generous use of artistic license by the writers, we know that today facts hold little sway.

Popular opinion reigns supreme, and for the majority of uninformed individuals, what they see on their television is the truth.

This is undoubtedly true of Meghan Markle fans. They have delighted in bashing the real-life Prince Charles. Why? For the deeds of Josh O’Connor, the actor who plays Charles in The Crown.

This despite O’Connor, who is a terrific actor, going to great lengths to clarify that his character is based on Prince Charles and isn’t biographical.

Meghan Markle fans dismiss such chatter, though, as it doesn’t fit with their agenda – to draw direct comparisons between the Princess Diana we see on the screen and the Meghan we see in real life.

Diana was fiercely protective of her sons, which would have been Meghan Markle’s undoing. | Source: Twitter

Despite the best attempts by some, Meghan Markle is nothing like Princess Diana

There’s a weird tendency for Meghan’s fans to fantasize about their idol having much in common with Princess Diana.

So great is their delusion that they appear now to have adopted the Diana portrayed by Emma Corrin even more than they did the real Princess Diana.

Or do they believe that both are one and the same?

Meghan and Diana are fundamentally different – here’s why

Those who know a bit about royal history will readily admit that the one fundamental difference between the two of them is most telling.

Princess Diana wanted whole-heartedly to be a “team player” and part of the royal family. She loved her role as princess and adored the Queen and Prince Philip.

Meghan Markle, on the other hand, couldn’t wait to snare her slightly dim prince and get the hell out of dodge.

She had zero intention of ever giving royal life a try.

Here’s a newsflash for the deluded Sussex fans out there. If Princess Diana (the real one, not the character on Netflix, to clarify for those who may be having trouble distinguishing between them) were alive today, she would almost certainly have been encouraging Meghan Markle to grasp the wonderful opportunity given her by the royal family.

Some deluded souls believe Diana would have supported Meghan in her recent actions. The truth would probably have been somewhat different.

In The Crown, Diana is portrayed as being fiercely protective of her sons. That much is 100 percent accurate.

If anyone thinks that Meghan Markle would have been allowed to swan in and hold such influence over Prince Harry that he’d throw away his rightful legacy to further Meghan’s career, they’re wrong.

In reality, Princess Diana would likely have been Meghan’s worst nightmare, thwarting her plans at every turn.

Yup. | Source: Twitter

Netflix will undoubtedly play off the Meghan Markle and Princess Diana dynamic

If I were a betting girl, I’d place all of my chips on the next move by Netflix being to capitalize on The Crown’s success. How? A Harry and Meghan reality documentary.

This has already been mooted and will be announced next year, I would imagine.

The narrative will most likely spin off the interest in the Diana/Charles dynamic and try to present a similar situation between Meghan Markle and the royals.

Any documentary series will undoubtedly feature plenty of Meghan Markle, who was always going to take center stage. Talk of staying behind the camera was always a load of tosh.

The spotlight is like oxygen to that girl. She cannot exist without it.

I predict that Meghan will look to portray herself as a modern Princess Diana, with the Netflix cameras’ help and some choice editing of the footage that has reportedly been shot since the Sussexes left the royal fold earlier this year.

This “documentary” was always in the works. Why else would the couple film their journey from royals to vacuous celebs if not to eventually sell it to the highest bidder?

I’m not a fan of Piers, but he’s absolutely correct here. | Source: Twitter

That Meghan Markle will look to capitalize isn’t news or in question.

Prince Harry allowing his parents, including his dead mother, and his brother and grandparents to be exploited to further the career of a Z-list nobody is the news.

Such a move would surpass even the abdication of Edward VIII, in my opinion, and place Harry in a category all of his own when it comes to being an absolute embarrassment to both Queen and country.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of CCN.com.

10 thoughts on “Is Comparing Meghan Markle and Princess Diana Part of the Netflix Plan?”

  1. Diana was compassionate about charity, the underprivileged, her siblings, her country and an adoring mother. And Meghan . . . ? Oh she lost her baby bump once, lies about everything, plagiarized speeches and trashed ALL her family. Oh yeah I see the comparison

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  2. What in the world made Meghan so miserable that she ran away from an incredible opportunity, stole Harry, and thinks life is blissful un California? I think her plans have so backfired, she doesn’t really know what to do. While Diana was no plaster cast saint, she would be horrified by Meghan’s behavior. Everybody is.

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  3. Totally agree with every line in this article. The entire article should be given to the Queen. It’s high time she control her dolt of a grandson before he allows any more damage to be done

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  4. There’s no comparison in anyway. Diana was a nice person. Came from aristocratic wealthy family true royal. She was kind and truly loved Charles. Also back then she want treated well now with Megain they rolled out red carpet for her. Princess Di was not fame obsessed she wanted her husband to love her. She wasn’t a user, manipulator and social climber and she wasn’t a gold digger and shallow like Megain. Megain doesn’t care about her own father. You would have to be dumb not to see this and you hardly ever see her with her child And when you do, you can clearly see she is not maternal. Megain only cares about money and fame. Harry is just her meal ticket to both.
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  5. On a more superficial level, their clothing choices are starkly different. Diana was always well-dressed, neatly turned out, and her outfits were always appropriate for the occasion.

    Meghan’s clothes didn’t fit properly, her shoes were often dirty, her hair was usually messy, and her outfits were either too casual or too dressy. On several occasions she wore a cocktail dress to a daytime function, and who can forget the jeans for the infamous Wimbledon outing?. Even when she was dressed appropriately, her clothes had the vibe of “escort wins a spend-the-day-with-the-royals contest”.

    The day she had a tag dangling from the hem of her dress – you know who does that? Someone who needs an outfit for a special occasion but can’t afford it, so she buys a dress with the intention of returning it for a refund the next day, making sure the keep the tags intact so the store will take it back.

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  6. The level of fame and endearment between Diana and Meghan is vastly different. Diana was the most photographed women in the world and even young children in most countries knew who Diana was. Meghan simply does not have that star power. There are a lot of sycophantic journalist and biographers claiming as if Meghan is the biggest star since Diana but reality is much different from this. Meghan was never the most popular member of the royal family. This accolade belonged to the Queen and Meghan’s popularity never surpassed 6th in the royal family according to YouGov polls since she came on the scene until now. There was a lot of hype around her from the media after the wedding as it did for Kate and William when they got married. It is the honeymoon period just like people are excited about their new toy but soon get tired of that new toy soon after. The quality of that new toy lie in the longevity of the popularity. Kate and William maintained their popularity 9 years after their wedding. Meanwhile Meghan’s and Harry’s popularity nosedive 1 year after their wedding.

    The love for Diana was in the astronomical sphere and the public outpouring of grief after her death prove that. Meghan meanwhile has nothing but despise from most of the public for the way she conducted herself.

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  7. There’s no comparison in anyway. Diana was a nice person. Came from aristocratic wealthy family true royal. She was kind and truly loved Charles. Also back then she want treated well now with Megain they rolled out red carpet for her. Princess Di was not fame obsessed she wanted her husband to love her. She wasn’t a user, manipulator and social climber and she wasn’t a gold digger and shallow like Megain. Megain doesn’t care about her own father. You would have to be dumb not to see this and you hardly ever see her with her child And when you do, you can clearly see she is not maternal. Megain only cares about money and fame. Harry is just her meal ticket to both.

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  8. There is a large gap between Diana and Meghan. Despite her personal failings and emotional instability, Diana was a pioneer in the field of charity and AIDS awareness. She was the first of the famous people to hug AIDS patients thereby removing taboo/prejudice against AIDS sufferers. That was a significant contribution from her and she has made impact and changes as a result of that. She also has a good understanding of the most effective way for her to be involved in the charity and this is done so by concentrating on a small number of charities that are important to her. She also try to learn more about those charities that she is involved with and follow up on them on long term basis and that makes a world of difference. Kate is following in her footstep in that regard. Meghan meanwhile is jumping from one bandwagon of the moment to the next with no follow up and it is photo op today and gone tomorrow.

    Another difference is Diana is aware of her personal failings/vulnerabilities/insecurities and has humility about it while Meghan is over confident and has poor self awareness. Meghan is all about me, myself and I and her Finding Freedom book proves that. I think that is the reason why majority of people tend to admire and sympathise with Diana but not with Meghan.

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    • Excellent summary! I remember how she really brought world attention to the issue of land mines – photographs of her hugging children whose limbs had been blown off by these devices were more effective than a thousand speeches could have been.

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    • Diana carried out all the royal duties that were expected of her, never complaining or shirking her duty. Megsy, on the other hand, was overheard whining that she was bored fifteen minutes into a meet-and-greet garden party.

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