Meghan Markle found an unlikely ally in Camilla Parker Bowles when she first joined the royal family. Just like Kate Middleton, Markle reportedly received advice and tips from the Duchess of Cornwall on how to navigate her new life as a royal.
On a few rare occasions, Meghan Markle and Camilla Parker Bowles were also photographed together during a royal engagement. They were spotted chatting and having a wonderful time with each other’s company.
Camilla Parker Bowles Helped Meghan Markle Navigate Her Feud With Thomas Markle Sr.
According to one of Camilla’s friends, Prince Charles’ wife helped Markle during a difficult time.
“She [Camilla] threw a hand of friendship out to Harry and Meghan at various points. When Meghan was going through a difficult time with her own father, Camilla helped navigate things,” the friend told Vanity Fair (via Express).
And shortly after she joined the royal family, Camilla invited Markle out to lunch.
“Meg was really grateful to Camilla who was very supportive and invited her out for private lunches, particularly around the time of her marriage. She listened to her and understood that it’s really difficult joining the Royal Family from an otherwise ‘normal’ life. Much like Meghan, Camilla had experienced a lot of negative press and hostility from courtiers due to her…