Meghan Markle’s family and Princess Diana HELPED Duchess’ close bond with Prince Charles
PRINCESS DIANA and Prince Charles’ “troublesome” marriage has helped the Prince of Wales be more accepting of once-divorced Meghan Markle as the pair form a close bond, revealed royal commentator Robert Jobson.
Meghan Markle and Prince Charles are known to have a close bond after the Prince of Wales walked the former actress down the aisle at the Royal Wedding in May after her own father was unable to attend the ceremony. Robert Jobson has spent over a year alongside Prince Charles as part of a new book called Charles at Seventy: Thoughts, Hopes and Dreams where he reveals fresh material and exclusive insight into the Royal Family.
The arrival of Meghan Markle probably helped them realise that not everybody is perfect
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Speaking to Express.co.uk, Mr Jobson revealed how Meghan’s dysfunctional family has been widely accepted by the Royal Family.
Mr Jobson said: “The arrival of Meghan Markle, who has got her own issues and dysfunctional family, probably helped them realise that not everybody is perfect and you have to be accepting of other people’s issues and I think that that is what is probably helped.”
The Royal commentator, who has nearly 30 years of experience reporting on the monarchy. added: “The Prince of Wales gets on very well with Meghan, so I think that probably makes Harry realise that actually because his mum and dad had a terrible and troublesome marriage and ended in divorce – and so did Meghan’s – it doesn’t mean that everybody is perfect.”
Meghan’s first official appearance as part of the Royal Family after her wedding was Prince Charles’ 70th birthday party on May 22.
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A family member reportedly told Vanity Fair that Prince Charles is “closer to Harry than ever” and is forging a “lovely relationship with the duchess”.
They said: “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 family were thrust into the spotlight earlier this year in the run up to the Royal Wedding.
Her nephew Tyler Dooley said his family was made a “national embarrassment” after she refused to invite them to her royal wedding to Prince Harry.
Mr Dooley said the events that spiralled following the royal wedding snub have changed his family forever.
He sat down with socialite Lady Colin Campbell on MTV programme Royal World, where she suggested Meghan had become embarrassed by her past.
Mr Dooley revealed that he used to view Meghan as a “sister”, but admitted he is no longer able to contact her.
Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland was the bride’s only relative to attend her big day.
Thomas Markle, Meghan’s father, pulled out of the wedding just days before due to health reasons.
And other members of Meghan’s family, including her half-sister Samantha Markle, did not receive an invitation prompting their angry public outbursts.
Mr Dooley said: “I don’t like what has happened to my family it is a national embarrassment.”
But Mr Dooley insisted that Meghan should be “proud’ of her family.
He said: “I love my aunt and she should be proud of where she came from and her family.”
It comes as Meghan’s half-sister is set to release an explosive book about the Duchess of Sussex next year.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK