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Harry Felt Diana Was 'Chased to Death' While Dating Man Who 'Wasn't White' & Feared It Happening to Meghan

Olawale Ogunjimi
Apr 18, 2022
12:30 P.M.
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Many theories emerged after Princess Diana's tragic death. According to her second son, Harry, her untimely death was caused by racism. Following the evolution of his family, he feared that history would repeat itself if he did not act.

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Princess Diana was loved by many people worldwide, either for her compassionate nature or philanthropic acts. Diana was a role model to her fans and even an ideal partner to Dodi Fayed, an Egyptian Muslim millionaire. 

Following the Princess's divorce, Dodi became her new lover. But before they had the chance to start a family, they died in a tragic car accident in France.

It was challenging for many to accept that Diana was gone forever. Dodi's father, Mohamad, could not believe the news. While he grieved, the Egyptian pointed accusing fingers at the British government.

He alleged that they killed the couple because of the disparities between the duo. Not only was his son an African, but he was also a Muslim.

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Diana Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed. 06/01/2004. | Source: Getty Images

Despite a French court ruling the case as an accident caused by their drunk driver, Henri Paul, Mohamed maintained that the British had a hand in the deaths and has filed lawsuits to force some US security agencies to release high profiled information. 

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The Egyptian claimed that the couple planned to marry, and Diana was carrying his grandchild. His lawyers argued that Paul was not drunk at the time, maintaining that something fishy went on that day.

Years after the incident, Diana's adult son, Harry, who now fathers two kids with his American actress wife, Meghan Markle, feared that his life would have been fashioned similarly, considering the bouts of racism they witnessed in the royal family.

PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE MEETS

Photos of Diana and Dodi incorporated into the work exhibited at Harrods. | Source: Getty Images

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Markle and Harry were from two different worlds. While Harry was born into the British royal household, his longest parental relationship was with his father.

On the other hand, Markle, a biracial child born in America, was close with her mother. But, despite the differences, when it came to the affairs of the hearts, it did not matter.

The pair met in 2016 after a mutual friend set them on a blind date. Immediately Harry saw his date; he felt smitten. After witnessing how kind he was, Markle agreed to another date, and within a few weeks, they cemented their bond.

Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancée US actress Meghan Markle pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. | Source: Getty Images

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The pair dated for two months, and an excited Harry introduced his girlfriend to Prince Charles. Sources claimed he was head over heels for his American lover, and everyone knew an engagement was in sight!

Markle also presented herself to the Queen at the Royal Lodge. Although at first, she refrained from researching her possible in-laws before meeting them, Markle learned to curtsy when it was time to meet the crown.

The Meghan, Duchess of Sussex talks with Prince Charles at the Westminster Abbey Commonwealth day service on March 11, 2019 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

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She performed well and was also enthused by the royal's warmness. While recounting the meeting, the actress claimed Queen Elizabeth II has always been fantastic to her.

Settling into royal life was a bit challenging, but with the help of the royal aides and a friendly atmosphere that included the Queen's approval, the "Suits" star learned the palace protocols quickly.

PRINCE HARRY'S EVOLUTION

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle walking out of Birkenhead Town Hall on January 14, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

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The lovers dated for one year before Harry planned a romantic and intimate proposal at Nottingham Cottage while dining with Markle. He gave his wife-to-be a stunningly beautiful three-stone ring with a center diamond carved by Cleave and Company.

Once the engagement news became public, fans worldwide waited for their wedding, which happened the following year, in May 2018. 

It was an event of a lifetime for the newlyweds and fans, even though they changed their initial venue, which was Frogmore House, to St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wave from the Ascot Landau Carriage during their carriage procession on Castle Hill outside Windsor Castle in Windsor, on May 19, 2018 after their wedding ceremony. | Getty Images

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After sharing their vows, they rode through the streets of Windsor in Ascot Landau carriage before having their two receptions, one hosted by the Queen and the other by Prince Charles.

In 2019, the royal couple welcomed their first child, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. So far, Archie has impressed his parents and has been tagged a "loveable child" owing to his personality. In so many ways, Archie made parenting easier for the duo.

He is now a preschooler learning new skills, including bathing and caring for things. The 2-year-old is also a comforting big brother to his baby sister, Lily. Lily was born last year and has since witnessed love from her parents and sibling, who loves to hold and kiss her.

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WHAT WENT WRONG BETWEEN THE COUPLE AND THE ROYAL FAMILY?

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England. | Source: Getty Images

Shortly after they settled into royal life, the couple began to break royal protocols. First, they granted interviews speaking about their time as royals.

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Harry talked about the burden of upholding royal duties and responsibilities. He also confirmed the rumors of his friction with his older brother, William.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a service marking the centenary of WW1 armistice at Westminster Abbey on November 11, 2018 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

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The Prince of Sussex mentioned that they were on different paths but would remain brothers. In his words to ITV's Tom Bradby, he said: "We are certainly on different paths at the moment, but I will always be there for him, and as I know, he will always be there for me." 

He also revealed that: "We don't see each other as much as we used to as we are so busy. But I love him dearly, and you know the majority of the stuff is probably — well, the majority of the stuff is created out of nothing. But as brothers, you have good days, and you have bad days."

Harry and Markle split from the Royal Foundation they co-run with William and his wife, Kate Middleton, despite the love proposed.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry walk through a trench during the commemorations for the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9, 2017 in Lille, France. | Source: Getty Images

Sources opined that it was an amicable move and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are more inclined to work as royals following their future as the King and Queen, as opposed to Harry, whose routine is more flexible.

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Less than a year after, Harry shocked the world with his decision to relinquish the post of senior royal alongside his wife. The couple announced that they were no longer senior royals and would share their time between London and Markle's native home.

Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England.| Source: Getty Images

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This news surprised the public and the royal family members who were not consulted before the couple released their statement.

Harry maintained that he loves his family and would never give up his home, adding that it was with great sadness that he reached a conclusion. Still, sources claimed that the action hurt William and other relatives.

Prince Charles, Camilla, Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Prince Harry, Prince William, and Catherine, watch the RAF flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, as members of the Royal Family attend events to mark the centenary of the RAF on July 10, 2018. | Source: Getty Images

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Following their announcement, the Queen revealed a statement sharing her concern and support for her grandson. It read:

"I recognize the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life."

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex and their baby son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation during their royal tour of South Africa on September 25, 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa | Source: Getty Images

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Harry and Markle found their permanent home in Santa Barbara, a neighborhood surrounded by high-profiled stars like Oprah Winfrey and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Although they no longer work for the crown, they have continued their charitable deeds, influencing lives and businesses across the country.

The couple runs a nonprofit organization known as "Archewell," which includes the "Archewell Foundation" and "Archewell Audio and Productions."

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Apart from fulfilling their passion with their business strategy, these two are also excellent parents to their young kids born in different climates, even though they have little help around.

Lily, born in California, America, like her mother, is almost a year old. But, like her brother, she has an adorable personality, making parenting exciting for the famous couple.

All this happened within a year after their exit as royal members, and it came at a price. First, the former royal couple had to deal with the backlash from the public.

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Apart from their statement, they initiated a tell-all interview with media mogul Oprah Winfrey when they came to LA.

This time, they revealed the trauma faced in the royal palace. Markle explained that while the world saw a sweet friendship between her and Middleton via photos at Wimbledon, it was far from the truth. In the interviews, she said:

"My understanding and my experience for the past four years is that it's nothing like what it looks like."

This photo illustration shows people wearing face masks, watch a televised conversation between Britain's Prince Harry with his wife Meghan Markle and US host Oprah Winfrey, in Arlington, Virginia March 7, 2021. | Source: Getty Images

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Harry claimed that one of the reasons they left the palace life was due to racism. He talked about being secretly tailed because of his involvement with a black woman. The Duke of Sussex explained that:

"History was repeating itself. My mother was chased to her death while she was in a relationship with someone that wasn't white. And now look what's happened. You wanna talk about history repeating itself, they're not gonna stop until she dies."

Harry also talked about dealing with racism inside the palace. The couple mentioned that comments about their children's complexion were made.

Prince Harry meeting with members of the Walking With The Wounded team in Buckingham Palace on November 1, 2015, in London | Source: Getty Images

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A source claimed Prince Charles passed such comments while talking to his wife, Camilla. However, the palace dismissed the accusations, calling them "fiction."

Following the interviews, the Queen revealed through her statement that the family was "saddened" about the claims and that they would be handled privately.

THE COUPLE'S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ROYALS

Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watch the RAF 100th anniversary flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

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It has been a year since this revelation, but the relationship between the couple and the royal family is not very friendly. Although Harry attended his grandfather's burial, he immediately flew back to America to be with his family once it ended. 

Meanwhile, there is still bad blood between Harry and his brother. However, Prince Charles, who did not speak to his son for eight months, recently praised Harry's efforts on climate change.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex lay ferns and a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Warrior at the newly unveiled UK war memorial and Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, on October 28, 2018, in Wellington, New Zealand. | Getty images

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While Harry still connects to his roots when he deems necessary, his wife has stuck to hers, and an insider confirmed that Markle does not intend to return to the UK, nor does she care about what the British people think.

Markle, like Harry, is concerned about their family and progress as a couple. According to a royal expert, their decision to butt out of the monarchy proves that they have each other's back. Literally, following all the rifts, spilled details, and shared experiences, the former royal couple "only have each other" in LA.

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