Prince Harry Says Princess Diana and Meghan Markle Would've Been "Best Friends"

Find out what the royal said about his late mom in a new interview

By Jess Cohen Nov 27, 2017 6:43 PMTags

Prince Harry thinks Meghan Markle and the late Princess Diana would've been "thick as thieves."

The 33-year-old's engagement to Meghan was announced by Clarence House Monday. Following the announcement and an appearance before photographers at Kensington Palace, Harry and Meghan sat down for an interview and discussed everything from their engagement to the ring, which includes stones that belonged to Harry's mom, Princess Diana.

When asked what it mean to have those stones included in her ring, Meghan shared, "I think everything about Harry's thoughtfulness is - and the inclusion of that and obviously not being able to meet his mom it's so important to me to - to know that she's a part of this with us."

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She continued, "And I think in being able to meet his aunts and - and also like Julia and just different people who were so important to his mom, I'm able to, in some way, know a part of her through them and of course through him.  And it's - it's incredibly special.  And you know to be able to have this which sort of links where you come from and Botswana which is important to us and it's - it's perfect."

Prince Harry then shared what his mother would've thought of Meghan.

"Oh they'd be thick as thieves, without question, I think she would be over the moon, jumping up and down, you know so excited for me, but then, as I said, would have probably been best friends - best friends with Meghan," he said. "So no it's - you know it is days like - days like today when - when I really miss having her around and miss being able to share the happy news. But you know with the ring and with everything else that's going on I'm sure she's…"

"...she's with us," Markle said.

"I'm sure she's with us yeah, you know, jumping up and down somewhere else," Prince Harry shared.