Previous Markle blog post suggests she lied to Oprah about never wanting to be a princess: report

Meghan Markle had blogged about becoming a princess long before tying the knot with Prince Harry. (AFP/File)
Meghan Markle had blogged about becoming a princess long before tying the knot with Prince Harry. (AFP/File)
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Updated 22 March 2021

Previous Markle blog post suggests she lied to Oprah about never wanting to be a princess: report

Previous Markle blog post suggests she lied to Oprah about never wanting to be a princess: report
  • Meghan blogged about being She-Rah rather than a Cinderella princess
  • The former actor said she never really knew much about the royals before marrying her prince

Meghan Markle, who said in her Oprah Winfrey interview that she never considered what it would be like to marry a prince, blogged about dreaming of being a princess, a new report says.

Citing blogs she wrote seven years ago, the Sun on Sunday revealed that Markle had fantasized about becoming a princess long before tying the knot with British royal, Prince Harry, in May, 2018. 

“Little girls dream of being princesses. I, for one, was all about She-Ra, Princess of Power,’’ Markle wrote in 2014, while noting the “pomp” surrounding Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding three years earlier.

“For those of you unfamiliar with the ’80s cartoon reference, She-Ra is the twin sister of He-Man and a sword-wielding royal rebel known for her strength,” Markle said in her blog.

“We’re definitely not talking about Cinderella here,” she added.

“Grown women seem to retain this childhood fantasy. Just look at the pomp and circumstance surrounding the royal wedding and endless conversation about Princess Kate,” Markle said.

However, the 39-year-old former actress told Oprah Winfrey that she had no clue about the British royal family before marrying into it.

“I went into it naively because I didn’t grow up knowing much about the royal family,” Markle said. Talk about the royals “wasn’t something that was part of the conversation at home,” she said.

Winfrey replied, “But you were certainly aware of the royals.”

Markle replied, “Yeah, of course.’’

However, Markle claimed she never researched or even “looked up (Harry) online” after she met him.

Winfrey asked, “So you didn’t have a conversation with yourself or talking to your friends or thinking about what it’s like to marry a prince, who is Harry — who you had fallen in love with — and what it would to be a part of that family? You didn’t give it a lot of thought?

Markle replied, “No. We thought about what we thought it might be.”

According to the New York Post’s Page Six column, a former longtime friend said that Markle had always wanted to be “Princess Diana 2.0,” while royal biographer Andrew Morton has written that the duchess cried watching the funeral of her husband’s mother on TV in 1997.