Prince Charles gladly stepped up when he walked Meghan Markle down the aisle when she tied the knot with Prince Harry in May, in place of Meghan’s father, who was unable to attend the ceremony due to health issues. But what does Prince Charles really think of the new Duchess of Sussex?
Meghan Markle, the L.A. born actress has only been a member of the royal family for five months. But even in this small time period, she has already shown a strong commitment to her new role. Since then the Duchess of Sussex has attended more than 10 public engagements since her wedding. Her first official engagement as a royal was at the 70th birthday of Prince Charles on May 22.
Meghan proudly stood alongside her new in-laws while Prince Harry made a speech at Buckingham Palace. Her and Prince Charles and Camilla all broke into a fit of giggles after a bee interrupted Harry while he paid tribute to his dad for his charity work over the years.
But what does the Prince of Whales really think of the Duchess of Sussex?
A family member has reportedly stated 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.”
The family member also added that they spent a week this summer at the Castle of Mey, which is located on Scotland’s north coast.
The castle has been a royal property since it was acquired by the Queen Mother in 1952, shortly after the death of her husband King George VI.
he grounds of the castle have a walled garden and many acres of picturesque parkland.
The trio is said to have spent the evenings reading, walking dogs, and talking.
The family member said: “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.”