Prince Harry says 'so much' of Meghan Markle reminds him of his mother Princess Diana

Prince Harry candidly shared how much Meghan reminds him of Princess Diana, saying they share the same 'warmth'

Meghan Markle Princess Diana - Princess Diana pictured wearing a red and white hat alongside a picture of Meghan Markle, smiling and wearing a white dress coat and matching hat
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Prince Harry opened up about just how much his wife Meghan Markle reminds him of his late mother, Princess Diana, in a touching moment in their new Netflix documentary. 

  • Speaking candidly in the first installment of their Netflix documentary 'Harry & Meghan', Harry made moving comparisons between his wife and mother.
  • Harry shared their similarities as viewers were treated to a number of never-before-seen pictures of Meghan with Archie as a baby.
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In the first installment of Prince Harry and Meghan's Netflix docu-series (opens in new tab), Harry made comparisons between Meghan and his mother, Princess Diana, revealing how they share the same 'compassion' and 'empathy'.

So far, the first three episodes of the Sussexes tell-all documentary have landed on Netflix, with the second volume set to air on December 15th - which is also, incidentally the same day as Kate Middleton's carol service (opens in new tab)

In episode one alone, viewers were given a rare glimpse into the couple's relationship, from how they initially met on Instagram to their first trip to Botswana. Harry even took the opportunity to reflect on his memories of his mother, before sharing the similarities he sees between her and Meghan.

Over a lovely montage of Harry and Meghan enjoying a day out at Big Sur, in California, the father of two says, "so much of what Meghan is and how she is, is so similar to my mum."

We then see a number of moving clips of Harry being held and cuddled by Diana, in amongst similar home videos of Meghan with Archie (opens in new tab) as a baby, holding his hand and kissing him.

Harry continues, "She has the same compassion, she has the same empathy, she has the same confidence. She has this warmth about her."

Diana, Princess of Wales holding Prince Harry in her arms while on holiday in Majorca, Spain on August 10, 1987.

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In another moving clip, we watch as Meghan holds Archie up to a photo of Princess Diana, as she introduces him to his grandmother, saying, "That's your grandma Diana," as he reaches for the framed portrait.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pictured holding their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor at a meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Meghan also wasn't the only one Harry drew comparisons of with his mother, earlier on in the episode he referred to himself as his 'mother's son.'

Detailing what drove his relationship with Meghan, he said, that often in his family, especially the 'male members' there is a "temptation or urge to marry someone who fits in the mould, as opposed to somebody who you are perhaps destined to be with”.

Before adding, “The difference between making decisions with your head, or your heart. And my mum made most of her decisions, if not all of them, from her heart. And I am my mother’s son.”

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life.