With her clout in the media, charisma and impeccable fashion sense, many royal observers have noted that Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has the potential to become another Princess Diana. However, Queen Elizabeth II does not want a repeat of the past and is reportedly taking steps to ensure that the duchess sticks to the royal brand.

“Someone of Meghan’s status and previous star performance has the ability to position herself very much as an Angelina (Jolie) or an Amal (Clooney),” assessed royal expert Angela Mollard. She was a guest in a recent New Idea magazine podcast “Royals.”

However, shining too brightly might not be necessarily a good thing, especially when one is royalty. “Now, nothing matters more with the Royal Family than the brand being cohesive, there can’t be an offshoot,” Mollard explained. “We saw it with Diana.”

While the people loved Princess Diana’s refreshing style of doing things, her soaring popularity was not a good thing for Prince Charles. “Charles’ work was completely overshadowed by Diana’s as she was so beautiful and so photogenic,” Mollard said. “She owned the stage, so Charles’ very progressive work on sustainability and environmentalism just got nothing. There was no coverage, no one was interested.”

Apparently, the royal family does not want that to happen again. In fact, observers believe that the move to have Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s offices at Buckingham Palace and under the Queen’s direction indicates that Her Majesty is keeping a close eye on the couple. “The Queen is keeping a strong arm on how they operate, they’re not allowed to go rogue,” Mollard explained.

Previously, there were indications that Meghan and Harry wanted to operate independently and work on building Brand Sussex on their own. “Meghan has been using her own PR people,” explained Daily Mirror Royal Editor Russell Myers during a “Pod Save The Queen” podcast. “In New York, she didn’t take any of the Kensington Palace PR people with her.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was reported to have originally planned to set up their own court but was denied. “It looks like they’ve had their wings clipped somewhat by the Queen, and the Queen’s senior advisors, who have said that that’s not a good idea,” Myers added.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R), and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, leave after attending a Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in central London. BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images