Meghan Markle was ‘bored’ with Camilla’s advice, preferred ‘own way’ after joining royal family, says biographer

Royal biographer Angela Levin has claimed that Camilla tried to be supportive of Meghan Markle and enjoyed being her mentor while taking her out to private lunches

Meghan Markle was ‘bored’ with Camilla’s advice, preferred ‘own way’ after joining royal family, says biographer
Camilla reportedly spent a lot of time offering advice to Meghan Markle on how to handle the pressure but Meghan was 'unresponsive' (Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND: A new biography, 'Camilla: From outcast to Queen Consort' written by Angela Levin claims that the Duchess of Sussex was unresponsive to the attempts made by the Queen Consort to welcome her into the Royal family. The then Duchess of Cornwall organized several lunches to bring her close, however, fell attempts fell flat with an "unresponsive" Meghan.

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In an earlier book written by Penny Junor, 'The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor', the author claimed that Meghan was "unresponsive" to Queen Consort Camilla's advice to her when she first joined the family.

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In an extract of Levin's write-up on Telegraph, the author stated that Camilla was eager to help the Duchess of Sussex at the beginning of her relationship with Harry after she struggled to be accepted by the Royal Family, and "warmly" welcomed her when she first arrived in London. The biographer also revealed that King Charles who was back then the Prince of Wales liked Meghan's company and often discussed theatre and arts.

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Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend The Prince of Wales' 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration held at Buckingham Palace on May 22, 2018 in London, England.
King Charles's wife, Camilla, reportedly spent a lot of time with Meghan Markle over lunches (Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)

Levin further claimed in the book that the Duchess "seemed bored" and "preferred to go her own way" in creating a role for herself within the family without any help. The writer also stated that within the royal family she was considered an incredibly hard-working person. This was along the lines of her contributions which had been put together by survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017. The book also suggested the Queen Consort advised Meghan on how to handle the pressure of being in the public eye and the scrutiny she would face as a senior member of the Royal Family.

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend The Prince of Wales' 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration held at Buckingham Palace on May 22, 2018 in London, England.
Camilla, Queen Consort, wanted to help Meghan, Duchess of Sussex to face the public scrutiny against her (Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)

As a sign of respect for Meghan's work for the Grenfell community, Levin stated how the Queen Consort went above and invited the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as well as Camilla's friend Lucia Santa Cruz, to lunch at Highgrove. For the same, the Queen made sure the menu had been curated from recipes in the Grenfell Tower cookbook - which Lucia described as "a really nice gesture."

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex leave after a service of thanksgiving for the reign of Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul's Cathedral in London, Friday, June 3, 2022 on the second of four days of celebrations to mark the Platinum Jubilee. The events over a long holiday weekend in the U.K. are meant to celebrate the monarch's 70 years of service.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not attend the Duke of Edinburgh's memorial service in 2021 (Matt Dunham - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The book also claimed Prince Harry's suggestion of bringing a third party to resolve the conflict between Meghan and the royal family. It was also indicated in the book named 'In The New Royals: Queen Elizabeth's Legacy and the Future of the Crown', by Katie Nicholl. An unnamed family friend told Nicholl, "Prince Harry actually suggested that they use a mediator to try and sort things out, which had Charles somewhat bemused and Camilla spluttering into her tea." They also added that the Queen Consort told the Duke his suggestion was "ridiculous" and that they would resolve their differences within the family.

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Nicholl's book also suggested that the royal family was disappointed when Harry and Meghan did not come to the UK in March 2021 to attend the Duke of Edinburgh's memorial service. During that time, there were reports that suggested Prince Harry had concerns over his family's security arrangements in the UK. Later, when the duo was in town, King Charles invited the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to tea just weeks after the Duke of Edinburgh's memorial service before Harry and Meghan headed to The Hague to attend an Invictus Games event. However, an insider revealed that the meeting was "awkward" and only lasted for around 15 minutes after the Duke and Duchess were late to meet then-Prince Charles and then-Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla.

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