Meghan Markle healed 'rift' between Prince Harry and Prince Charles

Sarah Carty
·Lifestyle Editor

Meghan Markle may have faced months of rumours of a ’feud’ between her and her in-laws, but it turns out that the Duchess of Sussex may be healing the rifts in the royal family rather than causing them.

The 38-year-old former Suits actress, who married Prince Harry in a lavish Windsor Castle wedding on May 19th last year, is said to have been the driving force behind bringing her husband and his dad, Prince Charles, closer together.

Meghan Markle is said to be the driving force behind Prince Harry and Prince Charles' newfound bond. Photo: Getty Images
Meghan Markle is said to be the driving force behind Prince Harry and Prince Charles' newfound bond. Photo: Getty Images

It comes after the 34-year-old Duke of Sussex postponed his honeymoon last year so he could wax lyrical about his 70-year-old father at a garden party to honour the Prince of Wales’ birthday.

“Indeed, many believe Harry’s new-found warmth towards his father is due to the prince’s new bride,” royal journalist, Robert Jobson, told the Daily Express.

“When Meghan met the Prince of Wales she was bowled over by his gentlemanly charm.

“She told Prince Harry he was wonderful; welcoming, warm, hardworking, kind and stable.

Meghan Markle chats with Prince Charles while Prince Harry and Prince William talk
The Duchess of Sussex apparently couldn't get over how gentlemanly Prince Charles was. Photo: Getty Images

Meghan apparently made it very obvious to Harry that she thinks he should ‘appreciate’ his father more and spend some time bonding with him.

The Mail on Sunday previously reported that Meghan and Prince Charles’ bond is all down to the fact they both come from “dysfunctional families”.

“Because there’s been bad behaviour that’s caused problems in his family, Charles understands how difficult it must be for Meghan,” a source told the publication. “And it has endeared her to him even more.”

Just like his daughter-in-law, Charles and the House of Windsor have gone through “so many traumas and crises… and many divorces of its own”.

Prince Charles, Camilla and Meghan Markle share a joke
She encouraged Prince Harry to grow a closer bond with his father. Photo: Getty Images

In the face of criticism and family drama, both Charles and Meghan have been able to put their best foot forward.

The pair’s close bond was apparent at the May 19 nuptials, as Charles walked Meghan down the aisle.

On the day of Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan in May, her father, Thomas Markle Sr., was due to escort her down the aisle.

The 74-year-old sensationally dropped out of the wedding party after reportedly suffering a heart attack and staging paparazzi photos.

Prince Charles stepped up to the plate, a gesture Meghan Markle is sure to never forget.

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