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Princess Diana ‘would have approved of Megxit’ as Harry ‘fulfills mother’s dream’

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Ingrid Seward, royal author and editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, claimed that Diana had actually wanted to move to the US herself before her tragic death in 1997. As the Duke of Sussex turns 36 today ‒ the same age Diana was when she died ‒ it seems he is now fulfilling his mother’s dream of living across the Atlantic. Due to this, Diana may have had a completely different reaction to Megxit than the rest of the Royal Family, who were reportedly hurt by the decision.

The Queen was allegedly upset that Harry and Meghan went against her wishes to announce the move before the deal had been finalised, while William was irked that they made the announcement the day before Kate’s birthday.

The Royal Family as a whole felt like they had been very welcoming to Meghan, despite claims to the contrary in a recent biography of the Sussexes entitled ‘FInding Freedom’, and were upset that the couple did not wish to be a part of The Firm anymore.

However, Diana, who said herself that Kensington Palace felt like a “prison” may well have understood how the Duke and Duchess felt.

After separating from Prince Charles in 1992, the princess dreamed of escaping life in the Palace, but did not want to leave her children.

Ms Seward said: “Diana often spoke about wanting to move to America; Harry’s actually done it.”

However, she added: “I’m still surprised, though, that Harry has left Britain.

“I know he has always hated the media and quite often hated being a prince, but I never thought he would leave his homeland.

“He’s always been a lover of British life, polo, the countryside, shooting, Scotland.

“That said, with Harry it’s all or nothing, and it always has been.

“He doesn’t do things by halves. He’s always done things differently.

“As a boy, people at the palace would say, ‘Harry’s Harry, he does his own thing’ and he always has.”

She added that Harry will be celebrating his birthday “on a high”, and that he has moved on and does not miss his old life at all.

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Omid Scobie, co-author of Finding Freedom, added that it was Harry’s “destiny” to leave the Royal Family with Meghan.

He claimed that he was better able to honour his mother’s legacy by striking out on his own, rather than being constrained by royal protocol.

He said: “This is a man who said he wanted to continue his mother’s work.

“We’ve long mourned Diana’s place on the humanitarian landscape, and here we have Harry, who embodies her values and is willing to dedicate his life to them.

“He’s at an age now where he’s taken that baton and is able to run with it in a way that he never would have been able to do within the House of Windsor.

“That’s very powerful and exciting.”

Indeed, when Harry was 18, he vowed to “carry on the things she didn’t quite finish”.

He and Meghan have said they intend to set up a non-profit called Archewell, which they hope will really make a difference.

Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, their plans for this charity have been pushed back to next year.

In the meantime, they have signed a deal with Netflix to produce a variety of TV programmes including documentaries, docu-series, feature films, scripted shows and children’s programming.

Ms Seward and Mr Scobie made their comments in Vanity Fair.

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