Since ‘Megxit’ in January 2020, much has been made of the relationship between the Duke of Sussex and his father. The Duchess of Cornwall will never forgive Meghan Markle for hurting her husband Prince Charles, a source has claimed. Prince Harry and his wife decided to step back from the Royal Family last year and head to the US, a step that caused a crisis within the establishment.Since ‘Megxit’ in January 2020, much has been made of the relationship between the Duke of Sussex and his father.
In an interview several months after moving to LA, Prince Harry claimed that his family had “literally cut him off” financially and that he had been “let down” by Charles.However, Clarence House accounts covering the year from April 2020 reveal Prince Charles supported both his sons and their wives to the tune of £4.5m, The Mirror reports. As one would expect, the split has reportedly been difficult for the Prince of Wales, who has been supported throughout the family drama by his wife Camilla.
One source told the Telegraph earlier this year that the Duchess of Cornwall, who met her now husband 50 years ago, had been his “rock” over the past difficult few months.Now a royal insider has come forward to claim that the rift caused by Megxit has done irreversible damage when it comes to the bond not just to Harry and Charles, but between Camilla and Meghan too.
“I don’t think the Duchess will ever forgive Meghan for what she’s done to the Prince of Wales,” the source told the Telegraph.The relationship between Meghan and Camilla, who both find themselves in fairly similar positions in the centre of the monarchy, has been one of particular interest to royal observers.
The Duchess of Cornwall was one of the few senior royals who was not specifically mentioned in the tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.Meanwhile, Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Charles were all in the firing line during the bombshell chat.Back in 2018 — just months after the Sussexes tied the knot — a close family friend told Vanity Fair that the two women got along “aces”.They continued: “They clearly really like each other. There is real warmth and support. Camilla has been very helpful to Meghan.”
Charles and Camilla’s presence on the Sussexes’ wedding day was said to be “very much felt and appreciated” as well.An attendee claimed: “He (Charles) seemed like the settling hand on the whole day — he carried the thing together, while she (Camilla) seemed like she had been doing this forever.”
If the pair were to get along, it would not be hard to understand why.Like Meghan, Camilla has faced her own share of negative backlash, especially when it emerged that she had been having an affair with Charles from 1986.Sources close to Meghan also alleged that Camilla had taken the royal newcomer to private lunches and offered her advice on how to cope with the pressure of being a royal, having had such a tumultuous start herself.
In November 2019 — after the Duchess of Sussex admitted she was “not OK” to ITV — Camilla was reportedly supporting Meghan behind the scenes.