Perhaps unsurprisingly, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are drawing comparisons to Harry’s mother, Princess Diana. According to an opinion piece written by The Grio’s R.S. Locke, Diana also lived a life of service — but she did so independently. Following her divorce from Prince Charles, Diana “stepped down from nearly all of her royal patronages,” and decided to pursue a life of service on her own terms. “Prince Harry and Meghan are no longer serving as fluffers for British trade ministers or the unofficial recruiting and retention team for the Commonwealth of Nations. Now, their priority is fulfilling his mother’s legacy while building one for their own children,” Locke writes.
Diana was dedicated to helping others, and was determined to do so on her own terms, not unlike Harry and Meghan. One can’t help but wonder about the incredible things that Diana would have done if her life wasn’t tragically cut short in 1997, but it seems as though Harry and Meghan are determined to carry on her legacy. As The Grio points out, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made it quite clear that they will follow in Diana’s footsteps.