Kate Williams, a UK-based historian and royal expert, told CNN that Harry and Meghan's interview with Oprah showed stark similarities with Princess Diana's experience.
Harry drew these similarities too, saying in the interview that he couldn't imagine what his mother had gone through and that he didn't want history to repeat itself.
"Diana, too, suffered as well at the hands of the press. She was criticized, she was attacked, both before and after the divorce," said Williams. "She talked about how she wanted to speak up and make her decisions and her voice clear."
"Diana spoke up about how she suffered within the royal family and now we've heard the same (from Meghan). Diana had thought of self harm, Diana was very distressed in the royal family, and she had thoughts of suicide. And now we say Meghan saying she had the same thoughts."
The couple had revealed in the interview that the royal institution had withdrawn their security, and that their son Archie would also be denied security because he didn't receive a title. Security was a major source of concern for the couple -- Meghan said she had written letters to the royal family, pleading them to provide her husband security.
"Harry of course, he was so young when she died, and he knew that she didn't have her security after her divorce -- which for him, I think, added to her tragic death," said Williams.