Meghan Markle set to be 'loving partner' during 'personal and painful' week for Harry, expert says

Meghan will be there to support Harry as he faces a tough time, a royal insider says

Meghan Markle set to be 'loving partner'
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Meghan Markle is set to be a 'loving and supportive partner' as Prince Harry faces a tough week in light of the release of the new series of The Crown, an expert says. 

On 16 November, season 6 of The Crown is set to air on Netflix, with the new episodes of the royal drama set to depict the death of Princess Diana, who passed away after a Paris car crash in 1997.

Producers of the show have said previously that they will not be showing the actual scene of the car crash in the show - however, the moments before the accident are set to be reenacted, likely stirring up tough emotions for both Prince Harry and his brother, Prince William.  

The Mirror reports, however, that Harry’s wife, Meghan Markle, will be by his side through this time, acting as a "loving partner" for him in light of the release of The Crown

Meghan Markle set to be 'loving partner'

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Public relations expert Mayah Riaz spoke to the publication regarding her take on how Harry and Meghan will respond to the release of the final season of The Crown. 

"It’s fair to suggest that Harry acknowledges that The Crown is a fictionalized drama series based on historical events, and he recognises that it may generate public interest," she started.

"The loss of his mother was a deeply personal and painful experience for him and his brother. While he may understand that the show aims to entertain and inform audiences, he may hope that viewers will remember that it is not an accurate depiction of the emotions he and his brother experienced during that period of their lives."

Prince Harry, Prince William, Princess Diana- Meghan Markle set to be 'loving partner'

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Diana died on 31 August 1997, when she was just 36 years old. Prince William and Prince Harry were 15 and 12, respectively. Mayah acknowledged that the pain of losing a loved one, especially a parent, never truly goes away, but that Meghan will be there for Harry through the resurged grief. 

"Meghan will support Harry in private, as a loving and supportive partner, just as she has done throughout," Mayah said. 

The royal family, as well as Harry and Meghan, are not assumed to comment on The Crown, however, as they have not in years past. Mayah did note, though, that she could potentially make some sort of statement regarding mental health in relation to the release of season 6, if anything. 

"It’s unlikely either of them will comment on The Crown scenes, she said. "However, if they did, it would align with their ongoing work in supporting mental health initiatives and their dedication to breaking the stigma surrounding these issues."

Madeline Merinuk
US Lifestyle News Writer

Madeline Merinuk is woman&home's US lifestyle news writer, covering celebrity, entertainment, fashion, and beauty news.

She graduated in 2021 with a B.A. in Journalism from Hofstra University, winning multiple student journalism awards, including a National Hearst Award, during her time there. After graduating, she worked at, the digital site for the Today Show, where she wrote pop culture news and interviewed big-name personalities like Emily Ratajkowski, Haley Lu Richardson, Emma Corrin, and more.

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