Celebrity news, beauty, fashion advice, and fascinating features, delivered straight to your inbox!
Thank you for signing up to . You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.
It’s a question countless royal followers have asked themselves: If Princess Diana were alive today, what would she think of this mess between her sons, brothers Prince William and Prince Harry?
According to the late Princess of Wales’ biographer, Andrew Morton, she would be “mortified” by her sons’ “emotional tangle.”
Speaking on a recent episode of The Mirror’s podcast, “Pod Save the Queen,” Morton says “there is no question about it, she’d be mortified that William and Harry have got themselves into this emotional tangle. She always said to me on numerous occasions that Harry was William’s wingman, that he was the second boy born into the royal family. She even looked at the past and pointed out that most members of the royal family just have a girl and a boy like Princess Margaret, or two girls like Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.”
Diana saw her younger son as a support pillar to her elder son, who will one day inherit the throne and all of the highs and lows that come along with having the top job.
“She really felt that Harry was there to support William in a very lonely job,” Morton says. “She would find it very difficult that they are not communicating, at least not in public.”
Morton also says he sees Diana in her younger son, especially when the Duke of Sussex once appeared at royal engagements prior to his step back as a working royal in January 2020.
“Prince Harry was and is a natural,” he says. “He and his wife have got charisma, and there is no denying that. People do respond to them in a very positive way when they meet him. There is obviously a lot of negativity surrounding their behavior and their policies, but Harry has always been someone who connects. And when I see Harry kneeling down with his arm around some kid, I am just watching Diana. It transports you back 25, 30 years.”
Rachel Burchfield is a writer whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family. In addition to serving as the weekend editor at Marie Claire, she has worked with publications like Vogue, Vanity Fair, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, and more. She cohosts Podcast Royal, a show that provides candid commentary on the biggest royal family headlines and offers segments on fashion, beauty, health and wellness, and lifestyle.
Kate Middleton is Reportedly “Worried” by the Attention Paid to Prince Louis at the Platinum Jubilee
She and Prince William are trying to give their kids a sense of normalcy.
By Rachel Burchfield
Here’s How Meghan Markle Celebrated Turning 41 Yesterday
The Duchess of Sussex spent her birthday privately.
By Rachel Burchfield
How to Invest in Your 20s
Your twenties are the perfect time to lay the foundation for a strong financial future. Let’s dig into the places you should invest today—both literally and figuratively—to set yourself up for long-term success.
By Alexa von Tobel