Meghan Markle and Princess Diana Share a Very Sweet Hobby

Meghan Markle shares a sweet hobby with Prince Harry's late mother, Princess Diana. Both women are known to have enjoyed sending out handwritten notes.

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Like mother-in-law, like daughter-in-law. It's well-documented that Meghan Markle has a lot in common (opens in new tab) with her husband, Prince Harry's, late mother, Princess Diana. She's channeled her style. (opens in new tab) She and Harry honored Diana (opens in new tab) at their wedding. In fact, Meghan was actually obsessed with Diana (opens in new tab) long before she ever met Harry.

Now, it turns out Meghan and Diana share a very specific (and very sweet) hobby: A love for sending and receiving handwritten letters. In the digital age, handwritten letters are a dying art form, but Meghan professed her love for them in a post on her now-defunct lifestyle blog, The Tig.

"What trumps all is my love of writing (and receiving) a handwritten note. I absolutely relish it," she wrote, according to Express (opens in new tab). "I know my mailman’s name, I race to the door when the mail comes (usually just fliers or bills) but I always hold out hope there will be a letter. A sweet letter. And then I will have the tactile experience of un-creasing the paper, reciting the words and holding someone’s thoughts in my hands."

Diana was also reportedly a bit of a handwritten note enthusiast. According to Express (opens in new tab), the late royal was known to send out hundreds (possibly thousands) of handwritten notes herself for special occasions.

After her 1981 wedding to Prince Charles, Diana "sat down to answer many of the 47,000 letters of congratulation and 10,000 gifts which the wedding generated," royal author Andrew Morton told The Mirror (opens in new tab).

This is just more proof that Diana and Meghan would be the best of friends.

Kayleigh Roberts
Kayleigh Roberts

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.