Prince Harry would have been unlikely to have married Meghan Markle had his late mother Princess Diana still been alive, the Queen’s former press secretary has claimed.
This morning (July 22) the prince received news that he had been victorious in the first stage of his legal battle against the Home Office over security issues.
Announcing the legal case in January, the Duke of Sussex alleged that he felt unsafe with his family in the UK, raising comparisons with his late mother who died in a car crash in Paris.
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And, speaking to GB News before today’s announcement, the Queen’s former press secretary Dickie Arbiter speculated about how Harry’s mother might have had reacted to his royal conflict.
“If Princess Diana was alive today, we wouldn’t be going through any of this, she had her head screwed on the right way, she was very practical and very sensible,” he suggested.
The prince married Meghan Markle in a lavish Windsor ceremony in May 2018 just over 20 years after Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris.
And, Dickie even suggested that this royal occasion may not have taken place had Harry not lost his mother at such a young age.
He claimed: “I’m going to stick my neck out here, and I doubt Harry would have married Meghan because Harry wouldn’t have been in the state he was in as a result of his mother’s death.
“He would have taken a completely different course, and he would still be here working in support of the Queen.”
Harry left the royals in early 2020 and went gone on to criticise the royal institution in a controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey.
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The Duke has, however, maintained the importance of his mother’s legacy, and returned to the UK last summer to meet his brother Prince William for the unveiling of a statue in Diana’s honour.
The news of Harry’s successful court claim comes after the prince also received an apology from the BBC over Martin Bashir’s interview of Princess Diana, which the corporation admitted had been gained by using deceitful tactics.
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