Meghan Markle cried watching Princess Diana’s funeral as a 16-year-old—after seeing Prince Harry‘s message to “mummy,” according to a famous biographer.
The Duchess of Sussex watched from America with her teenage friends as Princess Diana’s coffin was carried into Westminster Abbey for her funeral, according to Andrew Morten.
And she was moved to tears after seeing a message from Prince Harry and Prince William to “Mummy,” placed among the white floral tributes.
The former royal correspondent wrote the most famous biography of the princess, Diana: Her True Story, published in 1992, which first exposed Prince Charles‘ affair with Camilla.
Diana secretly helped his book, smuggling tape recorded confessions out of Kensington Palace through a friend.
In an article in the Mail on Sunday, Morton wrote: “Tears coursed down the cheeks of 16-year-old Meghan Markle and her friends as they watched the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, and never more so than at the poignant moment when the cameras zoomed in on the Royal coffin.
“There, perched among the white flowers, was an envelope on which was written the one word, ‘Mummy’—Prince Harry’s last note to the mother who had now gone forever.
“To Meghan and her classmates, it was an inconceivable tragedy: how could a glamorous humanitarian in the prime of life die in the cruel banality of a car crash?”
Morton wrote that Meghan and friend Suzy Ardakani watched old videos of Princess Diana’s wedding to Prince Charles in 1981.