Meghan may have helped Harry write his Diana Awards speech, royal expert claims

Prince Harry's speech before the unveiling of Diana's memorial statue "sounded as though it was Meghan speaking", a royal expert has claimed.

Royal commentator and author of Harry: Conversations with the Prince Angela Levin appeared on Good Morning Britain to discuss yesterday's ceremony.

The emotional event saw the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex come together for the first time after months of feuding across the Atlantic.

Ms Levin, a noted critic of the Sussexes, was sceptical that the ceremony — marking what would have been the Princess of Wales's 60th birthday — would have healed the brother's rift.

She also expressed a belief that Harry's speech prior to the unveiling may have had some creative input from his wife Meghan Markle, who is known to have written some of her own speeches for past royal events.

Ms Levin said: "I think his speech when he came out of the isolation, it was almost taking William's role there because he was speaking first.

"He was saying, 'My mother, like I do, believe that it's the young people that can change the world, this is what I'm trying to do.'

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"The speech was written in his home in America because you could see that squidgy bird's nest painting on the wall.

"And I think it was all written with Meghan's help and a lot of the words sounded as though it was her speaking. Even before she was married she was talking about young people changing the world."

It's understood she was referring to Harry's pre-recorded speech at the Diana Award ceremony on Monday, which looked as though it may have been filmed in his Montecito home.

Representatives for the Sussexes have been approached for comment.

Both William and Harry appeared to be all smiles during the highly anticipated event on Thursday, which came after months of reportedly frosty tensions between them.

In a joint statement they said: “Today, on what would have been our mother’s 60th birthday, we remember her love, strength and character – qualities that made her a force for good around the world, changing countless lives for the better.

“Every day, we wish she were still with us, and our hope is that this statue will be seen forever as a symbol of her life and her legacy.

"Thank you to Ian Rank-Broadley, Pip Morrison, and their teams for their outstanding work, to the friends and donors who helped make this happen, and to all those around the world who keep our mother’s memory alive.”

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