LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Camilla, Queen Consort during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Why Queen Camilla And Meghan Markle's Friendship Reportedly Struggled
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reunited with the royal family to mourn Queen Elizabeth II, but behind closed doors, the atmosphere was still tense. Not only are brothers Prince William and Prince Harry still estranged and on rocky terms, but now rumors circulate that Meghan and Camilla, Queen Consort, don't mesh very well, either.
Rumors about Meghan acting obtusely towards the royal family and vice-versa are a dime a dozen, but biographer Angela Levin is tossing her hat into the ring. In her book "Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall: From Outcast to Queen Consort," Levin writes that Camilla tried to be a friend and mentor to Meghan when the Duchess first arrived in London.
Camilla married into the royal family, just like Meghan, and allegedly "spent a lot of time offering advice on how to handle the pressure," but the Duchess was "unresponsive" and generally "preferred to go her own way." An unnamed source of Levin's states that Camilla liked Meghan very much, but Meghan turned down her attempts at mentorship.
Levin's book offers a unique take, but a different book is poised to make waves for Camilla: Prince Harry's memoir. The Duke's upcoming book could target his stepmother, who cheated with Harry's father Charles whilst the now-king was still married to Princess Diana, and the Daily Beast reports that Camilla "lives in dread" about what Harry might say.