If you’ve watched the recent interview Meghan Markle and Prince Harry did with Oprah, you will have noticed the parallels drawn between Meghan and Princess Diana. Both non-royals by blood, married into the family, didn’t quite fit in. Thankfully for Meghan and Harry, their story seems more optimistic. We all know how things ended for Diana. She was very candid in some of her interviews about her life as a royal, so here are some of her quotes that will give you an insight into what it’s like to be a member (or shall we say “outsider”) of the royal family.
1. When talking about her wedding day, Diana once shared in an interview that she just felt her whole life change, like she was taken over by this machine and she had a bad feeling about it.
“The day I walked down the aisle at St. Paul’s Cathedral, I felt that my personality was taken away from me, and I was taken over by the royal machine.”
2. Diana became a Princess by marrying Prince Charles, but she was so much more than just another “wife”. She found herself let down by a few men, and when she was divorced and single she was asked how she felt about her life now. This is what she answered:
“You know, people think that at the end of the day a man is the only answer. Actually, a fulfilling job is better for me.”
3. Despite feeling trapped in the machine of the royal family Diana found a role for herself, something that came to her easily, something that brought her joy.
“Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society”