Princess Diana's Former Aide Weighs in on Meghan and Harry | 22 Words

In the aftermath of Meghan and Harry's explosive interview with Oprah, a former aide to the late Princess Diana has offered his take on the controversy by comparing it to a very similar incident experience by Diana herself.

Scroll on to hear what he had to say...

Now, it's the interview everyone is talking about.

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Following their controversial departure from the royal family, Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, sat down with Oprah to give their side of the story.

Their 2-hour-long interview aired on CBS on Sunday, March 7th...

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And viewers watched on in shock as some mind-blowing allegations were made against the monarchy.

For example...

It was claimed that senior members of the family had refused to get Meghan professional help when she was experiencing suicidal thoughts during her pregnancy with Archie.

Meghan also addressed that incident with her sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton.

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Headlines were made in 2018 when Meghan allegedly "made Kate cry" in a row about bridesmaids' dresses in the days before her and Harry's wedding - well, in her chat with Oprah, Meghan claimed that Kate was the one to make her cry.

Though she did stress that Kate had apologized and that she had "forgiven her."

She also addressed the ongoing issues of racism within the monarchy.

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Meghan claimed an unnamed senior member of the Royal family raised "concerns" about how dark Archie's skin would be before his birth.

"In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, so we have in tandem the conversation of, 'you won't be given security, not gonna be given a title' and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born."

But Meghan wasn't the only one to spill the royal tea.

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Prince Harry himself spoke candidly about his current relationship with his family and how he has been "financially cut off", which initially left him fearing for the future.

Harry explained that he "had to get out", though when he did he was "cut off financially" when he and Meghan needed help the most...

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He also added that they've since been relying on his inheritance from his mother, Princess Diana.

"I was totally cut off financially. My family cut me off – if I didn't have what my mom left me, we wouldn't have been able to do this."

Later in the interview, Oprah asked how the prince thinks the late Princess Diana would have felt about the rifts that drove them to step back from the royal family.

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"I think she would feel very angry with how this has panned out, and very sad," Harry said, "But ultimately, all she'd ever want is for us to be happy."

Well, this has been one of the main questions on the minds of viewers...

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What would Princess Diana have thought of all of this?

Well, many people have actually been comparing Meghan with the beloved Princess of Wales since her interview.

Now, as you will all know, Diana herself experienced treatment not unlike Meghan's...

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And had a famously difficult time with the British press.

She went on to become the first person from the royal family to give a tell-all interview about life within the palace.

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Following her 1992 split from Prince Charles, Diana became estranged from the family and gave a now-famous interview with BBC Panorama, where she spoke candidly about her life and feeling pressure from the media.

So, many have decided that, if she were still alive today, she would have supported her son and his wife.

But, of course, we will never actually know what she would have thought - so here's the next best thing.

Diana's former private secretary and chief of staff, Patrick Jephson, has weighed into the royal drama...

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And has given his own opinion on the matter.

Speaking about the family on CNN on Saturday, March 6th, a day before CBS aired Oprah's interview, he touched upon the similarities of events.

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"Thirty years ago we were in a comparable situation where rifts were opening up within the royal family and it was starting to escalate. There were a lot of unhappy people involved then. I'm quite sure there are a lot of unhappy people involved now."

"First and foremost, we should remember this is a family rift."

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"It has taken on a lot of the trappings of a big media PR story, but at the heart of this are real people really hurting and I hope that somewhere in the midst of the current back-and-forth, somebody is putting down the seeds for an eventual reconciliation, which has to come."

He also noted that "there will need to be lessons learned" from the scandal...

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And that he hopes some sort of investigation will be launched to "establish how many factors went into creating this problem in the first place."

Make sure to stay posted for further updates.