Princess Margaret probably wouldn't have approved of Meghan Markle and may have told Prince Harry that she "was not good enough", a royal expert has claimed.
Former BBC Royal correspondent Jennie Bond made the remarks this week in line with the anniversary of the Queen's little sister's death.
The princess tragically died at the age of 71 on February 9, 2002, but expert Bond believes her legacy may live on in Harry.
The Duke of Sussex sent shock waves across the nation after he stepped down as a working royal and moved to America with Meghan in 2020.
And although Jennie believes Margaret would have encouraged the move, she said the princess may not have been that keen on his choice of partner, reports OK!
“Perhaps Harry has something of his rebel great aunt about him because he walked away," she said.
“The Princess was so gregarious and wilful and nearly gave up her rights of succession to be with Peter Townsend (a divorced man).
"In the end, she decided she preferred Royal life. But I wonder if she regretted walking away from the love of her life.”
According to Jennie, Margaret would have had some understanding of Harry’s struggle living in Prince William’s shadow as a spare to the heir.
She adds: “Being a spare is the most difficult position. Margaret would’ve supported Harry because Royal life is relentless, even in their roles.
"If you sacrifice domestic bliss for that it probably seems pointless. She would have had some wise counsel for him.”
Jennie also draws comparisons between the late Princess and Harry’s wife and ex-actress Meghan Markle.
The expert commented: “Princess Margaret was the Diana of her day. She was extraordinarily beautiful and she was viewed by the paparazzi just the way that Diana was, and to an extent Meghan was.”
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But Margaret’s thoughts on Meghan would not have been so positive, according to the expert.
She added: “What would she have thought of Meghan? I’m not sure she would’ve approved, actually.
“Margaret was more royal than anyone. She was great fun but quite hard to handle. She was very snobbish and might have thought Meghan was not good enough.”
But, Jennie says, it’s doubtful Margaret would have aired her views on television like Harry and Meghan have done with their Oprah interview in March 2020 and the Duke of Sussex's Me To You series.
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