Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have settled in California after they steppe down from their royal duties. Following their decision to leave the U.K., there are rumors that they are at odds with the royal family and a report claimed that the duchess started her rift with the firm less than a week after her royal wedding.
Meghan Markle Reportedly Found Prince Charles' Garden Party Boring
Lady Colin Campbell, author of the 2020 book Meghan and Harry: The Real Story, shared some details about Meghan Markle's relationship with the royal family. According to her, the tension started shortly after her and Prince Harry's royal wedding.
Four days after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex exchanged "I do's," they joined Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla for a garden party to celebrate the Prince of Wales' 70th birthday, and it was at the time when the rift between Markle and the royals allegedly began.
"Something happened at the very first garden party at Buckingham Palace to celebrate Prince Charles’ 70th birthday and all of his charity work," Campbell told Daily Star ahead of the release of her book. "Something happened there on the Tuesday and I was told about it on the Wednesday evening at dinner by a household name with impeccable palace connections."
She added, "We were all absolutely gobsmacked and astonished, we all thought this doesn't bode well. It was not a good harbinger. We were all hoping against hope the information was wrong but of course, it was accurate."
She detailed the incident in her book about the couple. According to the royal biographer, the royal couple "plunged in, glad-handing those who had been selected for introductions." The royal pundit added that Markle "charmed everyone." However, 15 minutes later, she reportedly turned to her husband and asked him that they leave the party because she found it "really boring."
"To his credit, he informed her that they would have to stay," Campbell continued. "‘But Harry,’ she said, ‘This is so boring. We’ve done our bit. Everyone knows we’ve been here. Let’s go'. Harry asserted that they had to stay and they moved on."
During the event, Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince Harry and Markle seemed to be in great spirits. The two duchesses were even seen holding hands when they greeted each other.
Meghan Markle Received 'Tungsten' Nickname From Prince Charles Due To Her Behavior
The royal biographer maintained the same opinion about Meghan Markle. In one episode of her Q&A with fans on her YouTube channel, Campbell responded to a follower who asked why the Prince of Wales nicknamed the Duchess of Sussex "Tungsten," a tough metal.
According to her, when she was working on her book about Prince Harry and Markle, she was told that Prince Charles ended up with the nickname not just due to one event.
"It was the feeling that she was so brutal and harsh underneath the charm. She was very charming, initially," Campbell said. "But it was the smile of a barracuda [and] the toughness of tungsten."
However, another insider gave another explanation about Prince Charles' nickname for his daughter-in-law.
"Prince Charles admires Meghan for her strength and the backbone she gives Harry, who needs a tungsten-type figure in his life as he can be a bit of a softy. It's become a term of endearment," the source told Daily Mail in 2018.
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