Meghan Markle pegged as the royal favorite after William and Kate refuse Prince Charles' invite
Although the reason for the refusal from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge remains unknown, it definitely provides another opportunity for Prince Charles and Meghan to bond.
The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle may just be becoming the new favorite daughter-in- law of Prince Charles and Camilla. Prince Charles recently invited Kate and William, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to spend some time with him at the Castle of Mey in Caithness, Scotland. Surprisingly, the couple declined the offer to spend time at the late Queen mother's home with Charles. Although the reason for the refusal remains unknown, it definitely provided another opportunity for the future king and Meghan to bond. Charles is known to have soft spot for Meghan, Harry's wife so much so that he even has his own nickname for her. The couple enjoyed a week of quality time with Charles and he is said to have described the holiday as "joyous" and that he was "tickled pink" when he heard the news about their arrival.
A Royal insider reportedly said, "I think it’s fair to say that Meghan has brought Harry and Charles closer, and Charles is thrilled to have a new daughter-in-law." The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, Charles' wife was not present for this rendezvous. Not because she declined the invitation but because she was on a holiday of her own with her children and grandchildren. "Camilla wasn’t there, so I think that made it even more special for Charles," said the insider. A source told MailOnline that Charles sympathizes with Meghan. "Because there’s been bad behavior that’s caused problems in his family, Charles understands how difficult it must be for Meghan. And it has endeared her to him even more," said the insider.
Daily Mail had earlier reported that the Prince calls her Tungsten, after the metal known for its strength. A source told the publication, "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." Also, let's not forget the overwhelming moment Charles walked Meghan down the aisle. Camilla too is quite fond of Meghan and is said to try as much as possible to spend time together. In fact, they even took a secret trip together.
According to reports, the couple went on a vacation with Camilla and Charles to Scotland, to the Castle of Mey. They are said to have enjoyed taking long walks and hikes on the coast and enjoy the scenery. It was reportedly right after a polo match. Insiders claim that Charles understood at the time that Meghan needed a break. It was around the time that her sister and father made announcements about their relationship in the public. "With all that has been going on with Meghan’s family, they wanted to get them out of the city and to the coast of Scotland," a source told US Weekly.
It's good that Meghan has the potential king watching her back but wonder how Kate Middleton feels?