We never fail to find comparisons between Princess Diana and her famous daughters-in-law. We found similarities in their respective styles and even noticed ways that Meghan Markle is often reminiscent of Diana’s approach to humanitarian efforts. But the Invictus Games were a truly wonderful opportunity to see the Duchess of Sussex interact with people, especially children. We couldn’t help but notice the striking similarity between Meghan and Diana in the way they interact with children, and the photo comparisons really brought out the resemblance.
Over the past few days, Meghan and Prince Harry have spent a lot of time rubbing shoulders with veterans and ex-military personnel from around the world who have competed in the Invictus Games. On one of the first days, Meghan and Harry joined a few children riding around in toy cars, which is when the picture below of Meghan was taken. In the snapshot, it’s not hard to see how engaged Meghan is with the little driver. And that same enthusiasm was matched in another encounter with children.
A series of photos posted to Twitter on April 19 featured Meghan surrounded by children during story time with families. Meghan could be seen in a photo with a baby, who was comfortably seated on the Duchess of Sussex’s lap. Another showed Meghan fully engaged by a child chatting with the mother-of-two. Then there were photos of Meghan making crafts with children and more. You can see the collection of snapshots here.
In almost every photo we’ve seen of Meghan interacting with children, we’ve seen Princess Diana so much. The late Princess of Wales was known for always engaging with children on their level – making them feel comfortable, heard and cared for. It’s part of the reason the statue of Princess Diana at Kensington Palace features a group of children alongside the late royal. Diana’s ability to identify with herself and make children feel so special is a quality that she undoubtedly passed on to her two sons, and now we see it much more in her daughters-in-law.
Before you go, click here to see the best photos of Princess Diana playing with William and Harry.