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Meghan Markle has her heart set on becoming "Diana 2.0", according to a new biography of Prince Harry's fiancee that details her lifelong embrace of good causes but also points to a calculating streak.
The US actress, who is set to marry on May 19, is fiercely protective of "Brand Meghan" and sidelines people as she moves ahead in life, according to people cited in the book.
Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, which is due out in Britain on Thursday, details how the 36-year-old Suits star ditched her first husband.
Not holding back. Princess Diana’s former chef Darren McGrady went off on Duchess Meghan after she and Prince Harry announced decision to take step back from royal roles on Wednesday, January 8.
“Meghan never wanted to be Royal. Meghan wanted to be famous. Meghan is famous! It’s all about Meghan!” the 58-year-old chef tweeted. “People saying Princess Diana would be proud don’t know Princess Diana. She would have been furious that Harry had been so manipulated #SadDay.”
McGrady worked for the late princess for 15 years when Prince William and Harry, 35, were growing up. He often gives interviews and opens up about his time working for the royal family.
“I remember Princess Diana in the kitchen at Kensington Palace talking about ‘her boys’ … ‘William is deep like his father. Harry is an airhead like me’ I guess she nailed it,” the Eating Royally: Recipes and Remembrances from a Palace Kitchen claimed via Twitter on Wednesday. “Even in her darkest hour Princess Diana respected The Queen. She would have been so mad with Harry right now.”
Prince William and Prince Harry have often spoken about the special times they spent with their mother Princess Diana in Kensington Palace.
Now, thanks to a heartfelt letter being auctioned in the U.K., royal fans can enjoy a tiny glimpse of just how meaningful that time was.
The handwritten note, dated June 21, 1989, was sent by Diana to Sergeant George Plumb of Scotland Yard’s elite Close Protection Group to thank him for organizing a special motorcycle display for William’s 7th birthday.
Written on official Kensington Palace letter-headed paper, it includes the signature of Diana — who tragically died in August 1997 — and the youthful scrawled signatures of William and a then 5-year-old Harry.
“Dear Sgt Plumb, It was so very kind of you and your team to have come here today on William’s birthday,” Diana writes in the letter. “I cannot begin to tell you what pleasure the display gave to all those little people and their mothers!
“I know how particularly busy you all are at the moment, so it meant even more to us that you and the motorbike boys were able to take part in the birthday celebrations! This comes with our warmest possible thanks.
“Yours sincerely Diana, William, Harry.”
A second letter sent from St.James’s Palace by Diana’s Lady-in-Waiting, Ann Beckwith-Smith, to Sgt Plumb’s boss – Chief Superintendent Wigglesworth — reinforces the royal family’s thanks.
“The Princess of Wales was enormously grateful to Sgt. Plumb and his team for ensuring that Prince William’s seventh birthday was such a very special occasion and the display was enjoyed by grown-ups and children alike,” Beckwith-Smith wrote.
“Her Royal Highness was particularly grateful to the ‘team’ for being able to fit this is on a day already full of official engagements, which was not helped by the rail, underground and bus strike. It was greatly appreciated and I would be grateful if special thanks could be passed to all concerned, but especially Sgt. Plumb.”
With Easter upon us, we’re taking a look back at how Diana, Princess of Wales spent Easter with her sons, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex when they were kids. Ahead, check out seven photos of William and Harry with their mom celebrating Easter.
Princess Diana took Prince William and Prince Harry for pony rides In 1988, between official Easter celebrations with the rest of the royal family, Diana took William and Harry to ride a pony on the grounds of Windsor Castle. She can be seen holding hands with William and Harry on April 2, 1988, who are decked out in helmets and boots ready for some fun.
Here they are again walking on the grounds of Windsor Castle. Diana held little Harry’s hand while William walked beside them.
With a guard standing watch, Diana took William and Harry for rides on the pony. Here she is leading the pony along while Harry took a turn.