Princess Diana was known as the People’s Princess and royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle isn’t taking a traditional approach, either. One of her most recent outings further prove that she and Prince Harry’s mother are alike in so many ways: Markle hugged a member of the public during her trip to Scotland.
"HIV does not make people dangerous to know. You can shake their hands and give them a hug. Heaven knows they need it. What's more, you can share their homes, their workplaces, and their playgrounds and toys." – Princess Diana pic.twitter.com/6LNgcFCEDB
— Did You Know? (@Know) February 3, 2018
In fact, Diana made it a point to connect with the people, no matter where they traveled. A great way to do that? Watch a soap opera.
“If I go out and about, whether it be to Birmingham, Liverpool or Dorset, I can always pick up on a TV program and you are on the same level,” she told Andrew Morton, the author of a biography of her life called Diana: Her True Story – In Her Own Words. “That I decided for myself. It works so well. Everybody watches it and I say, ‘Did you see so and so? Wasn’t it funny when this or that happened?’ You are not the princess and they the general public — it’s the same level.”
— zahrah (@zahrahxxx) September 1, 2017
Another way to relate to others is a heartfelt hug. Apparently, after meeting with the charity Social Bite, a cafe that works to feed an employ the homeless, Markle embraced the cafe’s co-founder Alice Thompson.
The sweet moment was captured in a video: