Former royal protection officer Ken Wharfe said he believes Diana would have loved Harry’s choice in wife, if she had lived. He told the Daily Mail she would have seen Meghan as the future of the Royal Family and would rush to her defence in the event of any criticism. Unfortunately, the Princess of Wales never had the opportunity to meet either of her daughter-in-laws due to her tragic death in 1997.
Mr Wharfe said earlier this month: “Diana would have liked that her son had married an American divorcee, a woman of mixed heritage.
“I can see Diana putting two fingers up to the monarchy on the strength of that one, saying: ‘This is fantastic, this is the future of this family, this is the way it has to be.’”
There are many who see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as modernising the Royal Family.
In 1936, Edward VIII had to give up his throne in order to marry an American divorcee, Wallis Simpson.
Princess Diana would have approved of Meghan Markle according to former royal bodyguard (Image: GETTY)
Princess Diana was tragically killed in a car crash in Paris in 1997 (Image: GETTY)
More recently, Prince Charles was unable to marry Camilla because Diana was seen as a more suitable match for the prince – although of course he did marry his long-time lover in 2005.
However, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex happily married