Prince Charles feared there could be “problems” with the Duchess of Sussex joining the royal family, a royal author has claimed. Nigel Cawthorne, author of Prince Andrew, Epstein and the Palace, said that although Charles admired Meghan, the Prince of Wales feared that “there’s only room for one strong royal woman – the Queen”, The Sun reports.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down as senior royals earlier this year and are currently self-isolating in LA with baby Archie. Speaking to Fabulous, the royal author said: “I think he [Prince Charles] likes strong women, but in the Firm there is only room for one Queen. “I think he foresaw considerable problems ahead for The Firm.
“Harry and Meghan amplified the popularity of the royal family in the way that Prince Andrew and Fergie did at the time. “However, for the sake of The Firm he will feel this outcome is better that the monarchy is small in size rather than a constellation of stars in separate orbits.”
Cawthorne added that Prince Charles “genuinely made an attempt to support what Harry and Meghan were looking for as long as it wouldn’t upset other HRH’s.” He added: “In truth, however, there wasn’t a lot he could do apart from offering moral support. “He no doubt personally regrets the fact that he won’t see his son and family as much as he otherwise would have.
“He likes tradition and order.” According to Palace sources, Meghan developed a close relationship with Prince Charles since he walked her down the aisle in May 2018. The two are said to have a shared interest in art, culture and history.
The future king is even said to call his daughter-in-law Tungsten, inspired by the tough metal known for its robustness and strength. According to the Mail on Sunday: “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 softie. “It’s become a term of endearment.”