The reason Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, according to Princess Diana's butler

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are one of the world's most loved couples. Their wedding, which took place in May 2018, was live-streamed around the world, and, if you watched the ceremony, you couldn't help but notice the pure joy and happiness beaming out of the both of them as they took their fairytale carriage ride through Windsor in England (via Town & Country). Despite constant media scrutiny and their withdrawal from the British royal family, the couple remains stronger than ever — seemingly nothing can tear them apart.

According to Princess Diana's butler, Paul Burrell, the reason the two work so well together is simply because Meghan is very similar to Harry's mom, Princess Diana. "Harry went for and married Meghan because she's like Diana," Burrell reportedly claimed when speaking to Closer (via Marie Claire). "[They are] both women who would always stand up for what they believe in and wouldn't be pushovers," he continued.

Meghan Markle and Princess Diana have many similarities

Burrell isn't the first person to point out the similarities between Meghan Markle and Princess Diana, as various media outlets have continuously compared the two. As journalist and royal expert Penny Junor pointed out, you can see the similarities in all aspects of their lives. "[The decision to step back] echoes of Diana when she suddenly announced after her separation [from Charles] that she was stepping back from 50 of her charities without consulting anybody," Junor told Express.

According to Burell, their differences are most evident in their relationship with the media. "I think the main difference between them is that Meghan has a game plan, whereas Diana was young and naïve," he told Closer. "Diana did the book with Andrew Morton and courted the press over the years because she didn't have a voice. And her strong-mindedness meant she cared and she felt the people of the country had a right to know what had gone on behind closed doors."