Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle appeared to be the best of friends before rumors swirled that they were actually feuding with each other. A similar thing happened with Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson, who were once very close before they had a falling out.
Royal expert Angela Mollard recently told the “Royals” podcast that there are some parallels between the Royals’ acrimonious relationships. She also said that Middleton and Markle’s alleged feud has made her feel as though it’s once again the Diana-Fergie years.
“We had these two young wives in the royal family. At first, they were great mates… Within months, and Diana chronicled this, they became less friendly to the point of animosity,” Mollard said.
The royal expert said that she hopes that the same thing won’t happen to Markle and Middleton. However, it already feels as though history is repeating itself. The only difference is that when Princess Diana and Fergie had a falling out, they were both very young.
Princess Diana was just 19 years old when she met Prince Charles. Markle, on the other hand, is almost twice as old as the Princess of Wales when she wed Prince Harry. This means that the Duchess of Sussex should have greater depth, maturity, and wisdom.
Meanwhile, Princess Diana and Ferguson’s final falling out was detailed in the latter’s 1996 autobiography. The Duchess of York said that she never had the chance to fix things with Princess Diana up until the day she died on Aug. 31, 1997.
This is the reason why Mollard said that Markle and Middleton should consider fixing their issues for Queen Elizabeth II’s sake.
“For the Queen’s sake, she is in the latter years of her reign, wouldn’t it be wonderful if she did die knowing that she’s left the monarchy in good hands? I think that should be uppermost in the minds of this young generation of royals to ensure that is delivered to her,” she said.