Meghan Markle Revived Princess Diana Conversation '25 Years Later' With Megxit

By Ellen James August 13, 2022
Meghan Markle revived Princess Diana conversation '25 years later' with Megxit

Princess Diana's Tragic Story Is Similar 

In Meghan Markle update she revived Princess Diana's conversation '25 years later with Megxit. Meghan Markle and Princess Diana suffered similar problems with the royal family.

Princess Diana's tragic story is a lot similar to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's, says the filmmaker.

Ed Perkins, the director of HBO's The Princess, tells PEOPLE says he found a lot of parallels in the lives of the two, who are famously branded misfits in the royal household.

"For a space of about a month or two, it seemed like [Harry and Meghan] were the only thing people were talking about," Perkins says. "Very few people were apathetic and it reminded me of the response I was seeing in the archive from 25, 30 years previously, where, for the entirety of Diana's public life, we were dissecting everything."

"People had strong polarized opinions all the way throughout her life and after her death, and it did feel interesting that there was a sort of similar national conversation happening 25 years later," he continues.

"Our intention was to create a film that first and foremost felt kind of emotionally-driven and immersive and that we would give audiences the space to kind of come to their own conclusions and bring their own hindsight to bear on this story," Perkins tells PEOPLE.