The former royal correspondent says Diana would have coffee with her one minute and then ignore her the next.
“You go back a couple of generations and it was literally like waxworks coming out, it was very stiff and there wasn’t much hands-on parenting at all.”
One historian says Meghan is “incredibly powerful” and that the Royal Family should take notice of her influence, if they don’t already.
Princess Diana's biographer Andrew Morton suggests Thomas Markle is trying to heal the rift with his estranged daughter Meghan. Speaking on Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box,' Morton says: "Thomas Markle has been very quiet recently. "He’d been approached by Italian, French and German and other TV channels to talk about his relationship with Meghan, or non-relationship, and he turned them down." PR expert Nick Ede says: "I think Thomas of all them is going to be the one who actually wants to build this bridge and heal that rift. "I think Samantha, on the other hand, is very much about headlines, financial gain, so I don’t think she’s going to go quiet, but I do think Thomas will definitely." Historian Kate Williams adds: "I think you also have to accept the fact that we may not be completely privy to everything that is going on. "We do not know what kind of conversations may or may not have taken place. "Absolutely there is this sense that her father has been a loose cannon in the media, around the time of the marriage. In the last few weeks he has been notably absent from the air waves. "He did, I think, an appropriate statement on the birth, so I think we have to kind of give them the benefit of the doubt for that." Watch the full episode of Yahoo UK’s show ‘The Royal Box,‘ here .
One royal author says: “I think we’ve come to expect that this is a couple that will do things differently, they’ll shake up tradition, they’ll push those royal boundaries."
Ahead of the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son Archie, there were reports that the couple were looking to hire an American nanny or even a "manny" (a male nanny). Royal author Katie Nicholl says: "I think we’ve come to expect that this is a couple that will do things differently, they’ll shake up tradition, they’ll push those royal boundaries." Speaking to Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box,' Nicholl adds: "I think there’s every chance that the nanny could be American. "I think it’s probably quite likely that they’re not going to be a Norland nanny. I don’t think that sort of traditionalism, that perhaps we’ve seen with the Cambridges, is the way the Sussexes want to go. "I certainly hear that Harry, not just Meghan, would like to have a more relaxed approach to their parenting, perhaps a bit more modern and progressive in that respect. "So it could be a ‘Manny’ and it certainly could be American, but I don’t expect it will be a Norland nanny. I suspect it will probably be somebody who has been recommended by one of their good friends."
One of the reasons why the Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose to move to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor is because they want to keep their newborn son away from the spotlight, says one royal author. Speaking on Yahoo UK’s ‘The Royal Box,’ author Katie Nicholl says: “One of the reasons that the couple chose to move to Frogmore in Windsor because they knew that they could create fortress there, that they could just get away, and that they felt that Kensington Palace was very much a goldfish bowl.” Harry and Meghan moved into the renovated Grade-II listed property at the beginning of April, ahead of the birth of their first child Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor