Meghan Markle ‘very close’ with this Royal Family member and it’s not the Queen or Kate
Meghan Markle, 37, and Prince Harry, 33, had their wedding in May. Since the Duchess of Sussex has become close with one other member of the Royal Family, according to a family member.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after marrying in May.
Their star-studded wedding was attended by famous faces such as George Clooney and Serena Williams.
Since, Meghan has been settling into her role as a bonafide member of the Royal Family.
According to reports she has forged a touching friendship with Prince Harry’s dad, her father-in-law.
Meghan Markle news: Duchess is ‘very close’ with Prince Charles a family member reveals
InStyle reported via Vanity Fair that Prince Charles, 69, has a “lovely relationship with the duchess.”
According to the source, Meghan and Charles became close after the wedding.
The Prince of Wales was asked to step in to walk Meghan down the aisle after her father Thomas revealed he could not attend the wedding.
A family member told the magazine: “The wedding was a real turning point.
“Charles showed so much love towards Harry and Meghan, and I think Harry will be eternally grateful to his papa for stepping in and giving Meghan’s hand in marriage. The bond between them is very close.”
Meghan’s issues with her father Thomas Markle, who lives in Mexico, has helped Meghan and Charles grow closer.
“Charles has been very supportive of Meghan and everything she is going through with her own father. He’s got a real soft spot for her and thinks she’s the best thing to have happened to Harry.”
It was also claimed that Kate Middleton was looking out for Meghan Markle after her problems with her father.
In his latest interview with the Mail on Sunday the 74-year-old claimed he has been cut off from his daughter and said: “I used to have a phone number and text number for her personal aides at the Palace, but after I said a few critical words about the Royal Family changing Meghan, they cut me off.”
He added that Meghan “would be better off if he died”.
Sources have claimed that Kate Middleton is rallying round her new sister-in-law in the wake of this latest news.
The source told Vanity Fair: “Kate’s well aware of what Meghan is going through.
“Her family has been dragged through the tabloids and she knows it’s not nice.
“She’s made a big effort to be kind to Meghan and look out for her.”
Details of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s tour have been revealed by Kensington Palace recently.
Who is Meghan Markle? Quick profile
Meghan Markle was born Rachel Meghan Markle, on August 4, 1981 to parents Doria Ragland and father Thomas Markle.
Her father was previously married to Roslyn Loveless and Meghan has two elder half sibling – sister Samantha Markle and brother Thomas Markle Junior.
Meghan’s first television appearance in the USA was in an episode of the medical drama General Hospital in 2002.
She later moved on to roles in CSI, Without a Trace and Castle along with bit parts in Hollywood films including Get Him to the Greek, Remember Me and Horrible Bosses.
Meghan was also a “briefcase girl” on Deal or No Deal – but her most famous role was as Rachel Zane in legal drama Suits, which launched in 2011.
She was written out in the finale of the seventh series when her character got married, which aired in April 2018 – just before she got married herself.
Charity and humanitarian work
Meghan Markle’s career in television has gone hand-in-hand with her support for causes close to her heart.
She wrote about the stigma around menstrual health in an article for Time magazine and was a Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada – with whom she travelled to Rwanda for the charity’s Clean Water Campaign.
And her commitment to gender equality has seen her work with the United Nations – receiving a standing ovation in 2015 for her speech to mark International Women’s Day.
In September 2011, she wed film producer Trevor Engelson, who she began dating in 2004.
But the pair divorced two years later in August 2013, citing irreconcilable difference.
She was in a relationship with celebrity chef Cory Vitiello for almost two years, before they broke it off in 2016 but the two remain good friends.
And in June 2016, she met Prince Harry on a blind date set up by a mutual friend.
Their relationship began in October that year and just over one year later, on November 27, 2017, the pair announced their engagement.
They married on May 19, 2018 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Some have claimed Meghan Markle is the first mixed-race member of the Royal Family.
Historians are still arguing about Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III.
But Meghan will be the first royal to openly embrace a mixed-race heritage.
She has written about the difficulties of being a biracial actress in Hollywood as she claims she is not black enough for some roles and not white enough for others.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK