During King Charles III’s coronation ceremony, Meghan Markle’s absence was not particularly missed by one royal. And, not Kate Middleton, but Queen Camilla instead. A royal expert has revealed that the recently crowned Queen Camilla didn’t particularly like the Duchess of Sussex when she was a royal. Camilla reportedly thought the former Suits actress was “ungrateful”.
Queen Camilla had doubts about Meghan Markle
The Duchess of Sussex decided to stay back in California with her children Archie and Lilibet instead of attending the coronation ceremony. Royal expert Hilary Fordwich told Fox News that the new Queen and Meghan were not particularly friends; That’s why Meghan’s presence was not felt at the ceremony.
“He and Meghan Markle didn’t really have a budding friendship, to say the least,” Hillary alleged, prior to Prince Harry’s full autobiography discrediting his own family and especially Camilla.
She told how Camilla has always helped Meghan, “Camilla went out of her way to assist Meghan when she was having difficulties with her father.” Charles is also said to have helped Meghan Fast-forward, in the post Oprah interview, the Netflix documentary, ‘Fap’ and in multiple interviews, Meghan has been labeled ‘that retard’ and ‘ungrateful’ by Camilla, who was suspicious of Meghan’s intentions.
The expert revealed that many say the two did not have a “close relationship”. She added, “There are suspicions that Camilla was finding it hard to believe that Meghan would sacrifice her ‘career and freedom’ to serve quietly behind her man as a team player dedicated to the monarchy.”
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Meghan was unresponsive to Camilla
Fordwich is not the first royal expert to claim that Camilla and Meghan were not close. Royal author Angela Levin has claimed Meghan was unresponsive to Camilla when the Queen tried to help her adapt.
In her 2022 book about Camilla, she described what transpired between the duchess and the newly crowned queen.
“Camilla warmly welcomed Meghan upon her arrival in London. (Former) Prince Charles enjoyed talking to her, particularly about theater and the arts,” Levin wrote. The experience she has of dealing with the humiliation and media indifference put her in a good place in helping Meghan adjust to the restrictions of royal life, with the royal family equally keen to help Meghan find her footing Was.
Angela continued to describe how Camilla helped Markle settle down. She mentions that they had lunch together. Angela revealed that Camilla also spent a lot of time advising Meghan on how to handle the pressure.
She continued, “She (Camilla) tried to be supportive, happy to have him as her mentor, and took him out for private lunches. A source told me at the time: ‘She doesn’t see anyone struggling. wants to see, and she’s fond of Meghan.” According to Levine, Meghan was bored, unresponsive to Camilla, and preferred to go her own way.
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