She may have only married Harry a year ago, but it turns out the Duchess of Sussex had an affinity for the royal family long before she met her prince.
A royal source has revealed Meghan Markle broke down while watching Princess Diana's funeral on TV in 1997.
Royal biographer Andrew Morton claims in his new book, "Meghan: A Hollywood Princess", that Markle watched the ceremony and was highly emotional as the coffin was carried, reports The Sun.
Millions streamed the moving event in which brothers Prince Harry and Prince William trailed behind the carriage that carried their young mother.
Morton says in his biography that Markle and her friends were "devastated" at the time of Diana's passing.
He wrote that "tears coursed down their cheeks" as the envelope with "mummy" written on it was put down by the coffin, that 12-year-old Prince Harry had written.
According to The Sun, after the ceremony, Markle and her friends watched videos of Prince Charles and Diana's memorable nuptials in 1981.
Markle was apparently fascinated by Diana and even owned Morton's biography about her.
In the book, he writes: "As friend Ninaki Priddy observed: 'She was always fascinated by the royal family. She wanted to be Diana 2.0.'"
Captivated, Markle began collecting clothing and toys for under-privileged children, as Diana would, obviously having no idea that her idol would one day become her mother-in-law.
Now Markle is rumoured to be visiting Diana's grave for the first time.
Previously Harry has said he thinks Markle and his mother would have been be "best friends" and "thick as thieves".
In many ways the Sussex family often pay respects to Diana, whether it be through humanitarian work or on their Instagram account.
Last month it was revealed that in Archie's nursery they have a photo of Princess Diana.
On Saturday, Elton John shared a tribute on Instagram to his late friend for the 22nd anniversary of her death, with the caption "Miss you so much #PrincessDiana Elton xx".