The documentary about Princess Diana could create a ‘rift’ between Harry and Meghan, say royal experts
An upcoming Netflix documentary based on unheard of audio recordings of the late Princess of Wales could spark a new rivalry over who the ‘new Diana’ is, royal experts claim.
Paul Burrell, 62, has claimed that the streaming giant’s sequel to the 2017 documentary Diana: In Her Own Words will be ‘welcomed’ by Meghan Markle as it puts her late mother-in-law back in the spotlight and creates the chance for the two compare women.
Speak against Closer magazine, he said: “ I think Meghan might see Diana as a role model and feel she can identify with her. So she will welcome and compare more insight into Diana’s life. ‘
Across the Atlantic, the Duchess of Cambridge’s growing confidence means she feels more than ever ready to step into the shoes of her late royal family.
Royal commentator Duncan Larcombe told OK! that the Duchess of Cambridge steps out of the shadow of Prince William and the public is willing to “worship her like Diana.”
‘The past year has given her confidence and proven that she is a strong, reliable figure who can take on assignments on her own,’ he explains. “Kate is now finally starting to fill the shoes she’s been wearing for ten years.”
An upcoming Princess Diana Netflix documentary based on unheard of audio recordings could be ‘welcomed’ by Meghan Markle, who likes to be compared to the late royal family, says Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell.
Due to air next year, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Diana’s death, the Netflix documentary will be a sequel to Diana: In Her Own Words, released in 2017, and will reportedly feature un-streamlined audio and video of Diana performing was used by Andrew Morton to write her biography in 1992.
Paul Burrell, who served as a lackey to the Queen and later Diana’s butler for ten years until her death in 1997, noted that Netflix has “ capitalized ” on a claim for a royal scandal.
And he said it could create tensions between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who have a deal with Netflix reportedly worth £ 100 million.
“If Harry is already feeling torn and uncomfortable about his recent actions, it will no doubt amplify those feelings,” he said.
The Duchess of Cambridge, photos on a visit to Durham in April, steps out of Prince William’s shadow and grows in confidence
It’s very uncomfortable because I think Meghan might see Diana as a role model and feel like she can relate to her. So she will welcome more insight into Diana’s life and that they can be compared.
But those different feelings can create a rift between her and Harry. It can even tear them apart. ‘
Speak against OK! Magazine He said that after the tragic death of Prince Philip, aged 99, there has been a change in Kate and Prince William’s behavior, causing ‘come across more of their personal side. ‘
He went on to say that it was could ‘mark the beginning of a new era’ for the mum of three, adding, ‘Kate really comes into her own.’
Due to air next year, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Diana’s death, the Netflix documentary will be a sequel to Diana: In Her Own Words, released in 2017, and will reportedly feature un-streamlined audio and video of Diana performing was used by Andrew Morton to write her biography in 1992
The royal pundit also claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s packed Oprah Winfrey interview marked a ‘change of the sea’ of both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The comments come when the Daily Mail recently revealed that the sequel to the worldwide hit Diana: In Her Own Words will be released on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the princess’s death next year.
American filmmaker Tom Jennings says he has six more hours of unheard-of footage shot by Diana for use by her biographer Andrew Morton in his 1992 book Diana: Her True Story.
He noted, “There are seven hours of tapes Diana made for Morton. We got into our two hour movie and only used about an hour of it.
“We’re kind of talking about doing something for next year, which is the 25th anniversary of Diana’s death and, coincidentally, the 30th anniversary of Andrew Morton’s book.
“There will be renewed interest and season five of The Crown is out.”
Diana: In Her Own Words was first shown amid much controversy in 2017. It was re-released last year by Netflix, which used it to justify controversial scenes in The Crown.
The news of the upcoming sequel comes just two months after Harry and Meghan opened up about their mental health concerns during their bombshell interview with Oprah, which first aired on CBS on March 7 and a day later on ITV.
During that interview, Meghan claimed she suffered suicidal thoughts after being immersed in royal life and that palace staff ignored her requests for help after taking her keys and passport.
The couple signed a multi-million dollar contract with Netflix and last month it was announced that their first TV series with the network will be a documentary series about the Invictus Games.
Harry and Meghan have lived in a £ 10 million mansion in Montecito, California since last summer, after both resigned as senior royals.
The couple, who have also signed a multi-million dollar contract with Spotify, are expecting a daughter while their son Archie recently turned two.