Princess Diana would be "so happy" about her son Prince Harry's engagement to Meghan Markle, according to her astrologer Debbie Frank.

Princess Diana

Princess Diana

The late royal - who passed away when she was involved in a fatal car crash in Paris, France, in 1997 - will miss out on the chance to see her youngest son Harry marry his fiancée in May this year, but her former astrologer Debbie Frank has insisted the Princess would have been thrilled by their romance.

Debbie said: "She'd be so happy that he was getting to marry the person he wanted to marry, that Meghan is such a different person. She'd really admire Harry for bringing her in."

The astrologer - who worked with the late Princess from 1989 up until her death - claims Diana had a "glint in her eye" whenever she spoke about her flame-haired son, whom she always knew would be different to other royals.

Debbie added: "Diana would always have a giggle and a glint in her eye when she talked about Harry.

"She would be rueful about him and what was going to happen for Harry, and she knew he had all this energy and it was going to be hard for him to conform to real life."

Princess Diana - who was also mother to Prince William - hoped that Harry would break free from the shadow of his 35-year-old brother, and Debbie believes that becoming engaged to American actress Meghan has allowed him to do just that.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Debbie said: "On one of the last times we spoke over the phone, she said, 'I hope Harry will do things his own way and be able to be out of the shadow of William'. By proposing to Meghan he has done that."

Harry and Meghan, 36, will tie the knot on May 19 this year, in a service held at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.