Having This 1 Thing in Common Makes Meghan Markle's Relationship With Camilla So Special
Getting along with your in-laws is always hard, but it's especially difficult when your father-in-law is the heir apparent to the British throne. Luckily, Meghan Markle has gotten along famously with Prince Charles since she joined the royal family in May 2018, and the Duchess of Sussex has won the hearts of several other new family members as well. Meghan and Prince William seem to have a solid relationship, and it's well reported that Meghan and her sister-in-law Kate Middleton are close as well. She's even earned the affection of the queen, which is no easy feat. But the question remains: how well does Meghan get along with Prince Harry's stepmother, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall?
We know that William and Harry have an amicable relationship with Camilla after an understandably rocky start, and just as with Charles, it has been said that there is obvious affection shared between Meghan and Camilla as well. "They clearly really like each other," a close family friend confirmed. "There is real warmth and support. Camilla has been very helpful to Meghan." Camilla has a track record for getting along well with her stepdaughters-in-law, as seen by her close relationship with Kate Middleton, so it only makes sense that she would extend the same affection to Meghan.
Before tying the knot with Harry, Camilla reportedly helped to ease Meghan's prewedding jitters with an intimate one-on-one lunch at Clarence House. We imagine that Camilla can relate to the feeling of being an outsider (both women are divorcées, making their second marriages into royalty pretty taboo for the queen) so it's no surprise that she would go out of her way to make Meghan feel welcome in her very intimidating new family. Meghan has even been said to admire the way Camilla managed to change the public's perception of her over the years and that Camilla's guidance has helped Meghan to get through the first few months of her new life as a royal.
Photos of the two also speak for themselves, as whenever the pair is photographed together, it's pretty clear that they enjoy each other's company. At Prince Charles's 70th birthday celebration in May 2018, they shared a laugh as Harry was attacked by a rogue bee during his speech. Kust a few weeks later at Meghan's first Trooping the Colour ceremony, she and Camilla could be seen gabbing away on the Buckingham Palace balcony. As well as cracking up together, the two are often physically affectionate as well, speaking closely and grabbing each other's hands in excitement. Check out the gallery ahead to see the two duchesses hitting it off for yourself.