Princess Diana could have been Meghan Markle’s greatest adviser if she was still alive.

Paul Burrell, the late Princess of Wales’ former royal butler, told “Today” that Princess Diana’s naïve personality would have helped level up Markle’s sassy personality. “I think Diana would have embraced her… I think she would have been her greatest adviser. And I think that link is missing, which is very sad that she can’t relate to her mother-in-law who went through all of this when she was 18 years old, not 37,” he said (via Express).

According to Burrell, another key difference between the two royals is their age when they joined the royal family. Since Princess Diana was just 18 years old then, she did not have any idea how to deal with the media and she had to learn things quickly.

Markle, on the other hand, had her tutorship on the world stage and she’s a media superstar in a number of different ways.

In related news, Princess Diana also made headlines this week after it was revealed that her disastrous marriage to Prince Charles was predicted in 1981. Journalist Richard Cohen wrote an article two days before the royal couple’s engagement and said that he is against the union.

“What may look like a palace on the outside can amount to jail on the inside. Where Lady Diana is about to go, there is no exit,” he wrote.

Cohen went on to question that fact that Prince Charles was much older than Princess Diana. If the future King is not a member of the British royal family, he would have been accused of being a dirty old man for marrying a 19-year-old teenager.

The journalist went on to say that Princess Diana is just like a kid so she knows nothing about Prince Charles’ world. As such, she could not prepare to become a member of Prince Charles’ family.

But two days later, Prince Charles asked for Princess Diana’s hand in marriage. They tied the knot a few months later.

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Princess Diana would have been a good adviser for Meghan Markle. Pictured: Princess Diana wearing a Jasper Conran suit during a visit to a community centre in Brixton, October 1983. Getty Images/Princess Diana Archive