THE CROWN’S creator has outlined the difference between how Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton entered the Royal Family. British screenwriter Peter Morgan, who is a creator and showrunner of the Netflix series The Crown, also drew parallels between Meghan and Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana. Mr Morgan implied the difference between how Meghan and Kate entered the family.
He said: “Really, the only version of events that works is if somebody comes in and becomes invisible, and just sort of knuckles down to a lifetime of agreeable supplicancy to the duties of the crown”. It comes after he suggested Meghan had entered the Firm with an “agenda”. The screenwriter also said Harry and Meghan’s decision to step back as senior royals reminded him of Diana’s exit following her split from Prince Charles.
He said: “When you see a beautiful young princess struggling to find love and acceptance within the family, the parallels are obvious and the parallels write themselves. “If you come into [the royal family] with any agenda for yourself—or if you come in and connect with the public in a way that threatens to change the way that the royal family connects with the public—that’s something that doesn’t particularly sit comfortably for either side.”
Unlike Kate, Meghan has been open about her political views and voiced concerns about certain issues. Speaking about William’s reported reservations about Harry and Meghan’s relationship, Vanity Fair’s Dynasty host Erin Vanderhoof said: “William’s issues with Meghan seem to go beyond his conflict with his younger brother and Meghan’s charismatic approach”. She suggested that the conflict wasn’t revealed until “Robert Lacey reported it later in 2020”.
She said: “According to Lacey, William thought Meghan’s political causes were too trendy and disharmonious”. “It didn’t go with his [William] vision of what the monarchy should be”, she added. Meghan’s assimilation into the Firm has been compared to Princess Diana’s by some commentators. Mr Morgan said: “Diana struggled to fit in with the institution in a way that it’s impossible not to see the parallels with Meghan Markle and Harry.
“So the story feels both incredibly vivid historically, but also it really shines a lot of lights on where we are now.” In 2018, The Crown writer implied that he wouldn’t include the Sussexes in the storyline of the hit Netflix show as he felt “uncomfortable writing about events within a certain time period”.
He said: “Let’s wait 20 years and see what there is to say about Meghan Markle. I don’t know what there is to say about Meghan Markle at the moment. I wouldn’t know and I wouldn’t presume. “She’ll only become interesting once we’ve had 20 years to digest who she is and what her impact has been. If I were to write about Meghan Markle I would automatically be writing journalistically.”