Royal Family News: 25 Years After Princess Diana’s Death, Why Are Women Still Treated the Same?
Royal Family news reveals that 25 years after Princess Diana’s death, women are still treated the same by the monarchy. Laura Hampson of Independent UK wants to know why. Keep reading and we’ll discuss.
Royal Family News – Has Nothing Changed?
Royal Family news reveals that when Princess Diana married into the royal family it began to highlight something few spoke of at the time – the treatment of women who married into The Firm.
It’s been a topic of discussion for years and throughout the world – the fair treatment of women. But it’s not something that has ever been adequately addressed within the Royal Family. According to a 2021 article by the Guardian, behavior toward Markle was showing that Britain had learned nothing. Between the time of Princess Diana’s death, 25 years ago, and now – nothing seems to have changed. Independent UK editor Laura Hampson asks why.
Princess Diana Felt Maligned by Royal Family
16 years of Diana’s life, married to Prince Charles, turned out to be a blueprint for the treatment of all women who followed – from Sarah Ferguson to Meghan Markle. Though they would be welcomed into the royal fold with open arms, women would all easily be discarded, treated as rubbish, should they fail to toe the line.
Diana was known for being outspoken about her treatment within the Royal Family. As a royal, she felt like an outsider – despite the fact that she had grown up in the Royal Family orbit. Before her untimely death on August 31, 1997, Diana had said that the monarchy she knew never prepared her for a life as a royal.
Fergie: Most Persecuted Woman in Royal History?
Though she always felt like an outsider within The Firm, that status grew markedly after she and Prince Charles separated in 1992. After that, it began seeming as though it was Diana against the Monarchy. In her explosive 1995 interview with Martin Bashir, she claimed that the royal family viewed her as “a threat of some kind.”
There have been others that have felt the familiar sting with Prince Andrew’s ex-wife, Sarah, “Fergie” Ferguson describing herself recently as “The most persecuted woman in royal history.” And, though the Duchess of Sussex was welcomed into the royal fold swiftly, her troubles began soon thereafter.
Meghan Struggle for a Long Time
As Markle shared with talk show host Oprah Winfrey last year, she was not prepared for the intense public interest that came with joining the royal family and it ultimately led to suicidal ideation as well as other mental health issues for the When Sparks Fly actress.
“Look, I was really ashamed to say it at the time and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry especially, because I know how much loss he has suffered, but I knew that if I didn’t say it, then I would do it,” she said. “I just didn’t want to be alive anymore.” Though the interview took place a year after Harry and Meghan stepped down as working royals, the 41-year-old model reveals that the struggle began long before this.
The question still remains if Meghan and Harry will be the turning point for the family. Chloe Savage said in a 2021 interview with Insider that she thought Markle had “misjudged” the role and The Firm was known for breaking people. Be sure and return here often to stay up to date on all Royal Family news and updates