It has widely been reported that Camilla was the making of Charles, who has seemingly become happier and more open since his marriage to the Duchess.
Camilla’s “family-oriented” attitudes are also said to have rubbed off on Charles, who reportedly was taking his wife’s advice when he walked Meghan Markle down the aisle in 2018.
A friend of Camilla’s told Vanity Fair’s Katie Nicholl last month: “It was Camilla who told Charles that walking Meghan up the aisle was the right thing to do.
“She’s a very family-oriented woman, and she really wanted to help.”
Initially, Meghan was meant to walk down the aisle accompanied by her father, Thomas Markle.
However, Thomas made the 11th-hour decision not to attend the royal nuptials following an embarrassing dalliance with the media and having suffered a heart attack just days before the big day.
There was some question as to whether Meghan would walk herself down the aisle, or be given away by her mother, Doria Ragland.
But in the end, she was accompanied by her soon-to-be father-in-law.
At the time, Meghan announced via a statement on Twitter that her father would sadly “not be attending our wedding.”
She added: “I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health.”
It is understood that Thomas and Meghan have not been in contact since the wedding.
Thomas has spoken publicly about the status of his relationship with his daughter multiple times.
Last month, he told GB News’ Dan Wootton that he was “looking forward to it [flying over for the Jubilee].”
He continued: “I would like to meet with Prince Charles and thank him for walking my daughter down the aisle, and also to meet and talk with him because I think we have a lot in common now.
“We’ve pretty much both been ghosted by our children.”
His comments came soon after Meghan and Harry’s secret visit to the UK, during which the Duke and Duchess met with Charles, Camilla and later, the Queen.
Thomas criticised the Sussexes for not bringing their two children — Archie Harrison and Lilibet Diana — with them when they visited.
He said it was a “slap in the face to the Queen,” adding that Her Majesty had “every right to see her great-grandchildren.”
Thomas added that he would love to reunite with Meghan and Harry during the Platinum Jubilee, saying: “If they do come I would love to reach out, speak with them and try to figure out what was wrong and how we can repair it.
“I don’t see that happening. But I certainly would like to try.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s attendance at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations has recently been confirmed.
A spokesperson for the couple said: “Prince Harry and Meghan are excited and honoured to attend the Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations this June with their children.”
It will be the first time Harry and Meghan have brought their family to the UK since leaving for the US.
While they will not appear on Buckingham Palace balcony for the iconic royal scene, they have been invited to attend other Jubilee events.
According to The Sun, the Sussexes will stay in their old home, Frogmore Cottage, during their time in the UK.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK