Dr Phil: Prince Harry married someone just like his mother Princess Diana

Dr Phil: Prince Harry married someone just like his mother Princess Diana

When Prince Harry made the announcement that he was marrying Meghan Markle, the world didn’t know how to react.

An American-born actress with a successful TV career and social media presence is not the type of woman people thought the Prince would go for.

But one person who wasn’t surprised in the slightest was TV psychologist, Dr Phil McGraw.

The US talk-show host told TMZ’s royal special Harry & Meghan: The Royals in Crisis, that Meghan is very similar to her late mother-in-law Princess Diana in many ways.

“I mean, let’s look at who Harry’s mother was and who Harry married,” said Dr Phil.

“His mother was sassy, beautiful, independent and here he comes and marries this woman that is sassy, beautiful and independent.

“She was not going to be a member of the flock and just follow along like a sheep.”

And Dr Phil wasn’t the only one to make comparisons between Meghan and Diana.

Controversial figure Piers Morgan has been vocal about his dislike of the Duchess, as he criticised the former actress in the TV special.

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“If Meghan Markle thinks she is going to emerge from this as some kind of Princess Diana figure, she needs to think again,” said Morgan.

“She’s going to end up like a mini royal Kim Kardashian with all the ignominy that goes with that title.

“Already you are seeing a big backlash in Britain and the rest of the world really sees what it is, which is a power grab by two ego-mad, self-obsessed, virtue signaling ‘progressive’ young people who basically stamped their feet and the Queen rolled over.”

The couple released a statement, revealing one of the reasons they chose to step down from their royal duties was the scrutiny they faced in the media and online since their wedding.

Dr Phil weighed in on Harry and Meghan’s comments about this in their ITV documentary filmed during their tour of Africa, where they addressed the trolling the Duchess dealt with during her pregnancy.

“At this point she had kind of said ‘you don’t care about how this is affecting me, so I’m not gonna care about how I’m affecting you’,” he hypothesised.