Princess Diana would have supported Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's move to America, according to one of her former friends.

Stewart Pearce worked as Diana's voice coach and became a close associate in her final years and has just written a book about the People's Princess, called 'Diana, The Voice Of Change.'

In an interview with US Weekly, Mr Pearce claims that Diana would have been in "complete favour" of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's decision to relocate to California., the Express reports.

"She was talking about buying a property in Malibu [saying] that would be ‘really great’ for the boys to have freedom so that they could surf,” he explained.

Diana, Princess of Wales
Princess Diana would have approved of Megxit, her friends claim.

"Because they’re both very sporty, you know, but they could surf, they could rollerblade, they could Frisbee.

"So, she’d be in complete favour.”

The former voice coach described Diana as someone who "loved humour, who loved the levity of life, who loved expanding through life."

He argued that Meghan and Harry were continuing her legacy, which was to "bring liberation to the disenfranchised and the disassociated."

Mr Pearce has previously hailed Meghan for embodying many of Princess Diana's virtues and for following in her footsteps as a "female empowerment pioneer".

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex live in California with their two children, Archie and Lilibet.

He praised her for finding the "courage" to reject the Royal mantra of "never complain, never explain" and to speak the truth, in much the same way as Diana did.

Mr Pearce told The Sun: "There is a vibrational difference, but the point is that the courage, the sensitivity that it took to come forth with those revelations was outstanding.

"I felt that what Meghan was actually living through was the spirit of revelation, the spirit of transparency that Diana was trying to achieve."

Princess Diana broke her silence about her loveless marriage in a now infamous interview with the BBC's Martin Bashir in 1995.

In the course of the Panorama programme, she revealed that Prince Charles had an affair with Camilla, memorably telling Mr Bashir that "there were three of us in the marriage, so it was a bit crowded."

The voice coach suggested that Diana was "decades ahead of her time".

"She changed the world with hope, empowerment, kindness, and authenticity,” he said.