During Oprah Winfrey’s revealing interview on Sunday night, Prince Harry drew parallels between the experiences of his mother, the late Princess Diana, and his wife Meghan Markle’s harrowing treatment as part of the royal family.

“My biggest concern was history repeating itself. I’ve said that before on numerous occasions, very publicly,” he told Winfrey, adding that he feared Markle’s situation was “far more dangerous” because of her race and the power of social media.

But history was repeating itself in another clear way, as well: with the interview itself. More than 25 years ago, Diana paved the way for Harry and Markle’s startling accusations of the racism and hostile treatment by the Palace when she gave a bombshell interview to the BBC’s Panorama TV show.

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