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The Place for one Queen: Why Prince Charles didn’t like Meghan Markle

If Prince Charles has learned to appreciate the strength of his daughter-in-law, he has not always been comfortable with the character of Meghan Markle, arguing that there was “room for only one queen” in the family, and after his mother, that queen would be Camilla.

Being a strong woman and having character was already too much in this unusual family. Prince Charles would not have liked Meghan Markle at the beginning of her relationship with his son Harry for this reason, according to royal expert Nigel Cawthorne. In June 2020 in the columns of Fabulous, this expert in crowned heads estimated that Prince Charles had reservations in the early romance of his youngest son with the actress of Suits: “I think he likes strong women, but that in The Firm, there is room for only one Queen.”

At the time, the author drew parallels between Harry and Meghan Markle with the couple formed by Charles’s brother Andrew, and Sarah Ferguson in their early days: “I think he anticipated considerable problems for The Firm,” in the same way that the couple was able to feed the tabloids of the time. And while Charles and Harry have clashed over the departure of the Sussex royal family, however, Nigel Cawthorne adds, “For the sake of the Firm, he will come to think that this is the best outcome, that the monarchy is reduced in size rather than a great constellation of stars, shining in their separate orbits.”

Meghan Markle, the Tungsten Prince Harry needs

But Prince Charles would have learned to appreciate Meghan Markle‘s strength, as other sources report to the Mail on Sunday that he would have given her a special nickname within the family: “Tungsten”, because she is “robust and inflexible”, in the manner of this metal. The same source, who is close to the royal family circles, added: “Prince Charles admires Meghan for her strength and the backbone she gives to Harry, who needs a tungsten figure in his life because he can be a bit weak at times. It’s become an affectionate word.”

Yet it is not Meghan Markle who would threaten the place of Queen that Charles is trying to establish for his wife Camilla. Since the announcement of the upcoming publication of Prince Harry’s memoirs, sources close to the crowned heads speculate that if Harry addresses his “strained” relationship with the Duchess of Cornwall, it could have “adverse” consequences. This is what the same source told the Daily Mail: “Let’s be honest, Harry has never been close to the Duchess of Cornwall. If he mentions their strained relationship in his book, it could be damaging, as Charles prepares the ground for her to become Queen.” Competition doesn’t always come from where you might think.

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