Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visibly held the new Duchess of Sussex’s hand in a royal engagement days after the wedding which shows a heartfelt affection for Meghan, says royal expert Andrew Morton. Camilla’s gesture at a celebration held for Prince Charles’s 70th birthday at Buckingham Palace, where she grasped Meghan’s hand as they said goodbye, indicates an acceptance from the Royal Family, Mr Morton claims.
Mr Morton explains that this small action showed “genuine affection” for the new Duchess in his updated biography, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess.
He analyses this event of the “22 May 2018, when the Duchess of Cornwall, the future queen consort, held the hand of the new Duchess of Sussex during a garden party to celebrate Prince Charles’s seventieth birthday at Buckingham Palace.”
He describes how “this royal gesture was a sign of how quickly the American actor had been accepted and treated with genuine affection by the Royal Family”.
He added: “On that day, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who had previously advised Kate Middleton on the finer points of protocol during her royal apprenticeship, was, without saying a word, signalling to the watching world that Meghan was now ‘one of us.’”
Camilla is the next consort to the king, as her husband, Prince Charles, is next in line to the throne.
However, her place in the Royal Family has not always proved an easy one, as debate has…