Camilla Parker Bowles, Queen Consort, can certainly understand the pressures of marrying into the Royal Family and one royal expert has claimed that she shared this experience with Meghan Markle.
- Royal expert Angela Levin claims that while the then Duchess of Cornwall gave Meghan a "warm" welcome into the family, their relationship "fell flat".
- In a new book entitled Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall: A Royal Survivor, Levin reveals details of Camilla and Meghan's relationship, including that Meghan was viewed by the Queen Consort as a "hard worker".
- In other royal news, the last brooch ever gifted to the Queen goes on display – find out why it was so special
It's no secret that tensions between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and the rest of the Royal Family have been running high since the Sussex's decision to step down as senior royals in 2019.
But a new book from royal expert Angela Levin has revealed more insight into the early signs of the relationship breakdown. The book focuses on Camilla, Queen Consort and former Duchess of Cornwall, detailing how her relationship with Meghan became strained after Meghan reportedly rebuffed Camilla's advice, despite the pair being on good terms when Meghan first joined the family.
In Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall: A Royal Survivor, Levin quotes a royal insider as saying, “she [Camilla] doesn’t want to see anyone struggling, and she is fond of Meghan,” in reference to the first few times Camilla reached out to Meghan ahead of her wedding to Prince Harry in 2018.
Levin writes that Camilla reportedly told Meghan that she seemed "bored" of her life within the Royal Family and the attempts to welcome her from the other royals, noting that Meghan “preferred to go her own way”, according to reporting by GB News (opens in new tab).
Despite these tensions, the book also explores the former Duchess of Cornwall's sympathy towards Meghan and her promising start within the Royal Family.
Camilla recognized that Meghan was a "hard worker" and King Charles, then the Duke of Cornwall, "enjoyed" her company, as the pair shared an interest in theatre and the arts.
These claims come after the news that Prince Harry 'desperately' wants to make 'refinements' to memoir after Queen's death, according to a royal insider. The source claims the Duke of Sussex reportedly wants to edit his book following Queen Elizabeth II's death over fears about its controversial content.
It's speculated that after coming together to mark the Queen's passing, the relationship between the Sussexes and the other royals has improved, but with the arrival of Prince Harry's memoir, there may be more turbulence ahead.
Lauren is the former Deputy Digital Editor at woman&home and became a journalist mainly because she enjoys being nosy. With a background in features journalism, Lauren worked on the woman&home brand for four years before going freelance. Before woman&home Lauren worked across a variety of women's lifestyle titles, including GoodTo, Woman's Own, and Woman magazine.
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