Meghan Markle has been a good influence on Prince Harry these past two years. The actress allegedly got Harry to quit smoking and now she’s mending his strained relationship with his dad, Prince Charles. How did the Suits star finally fix Harry and Prince William’s relationship with their father?
William and Harry’s relationship with Charles has been characterized as strained over the years. Complications arose during childhood when Charles was frequently absent. William is said to have raised his voice at Charles on several occasions growing up and his affair with Camilla didn’t help matters. Although William and Charles had trouble getting along, Markle slowly changed the dynamics of their relationship.
According to Elle, an inside source claims that Markle immediately hit it off with Charles and absolutely loved his charm. The actress told Harry about her experience meeting Charles and made it clear that she wanted them to fix their relationship.
Charles, meanwhile, really liked Markle and told close friends that he couldn’t be happier for Harry. Charles’ attitude towards Markle did not go unnoticed by Harry, who started warming up to his father.
“There has been a wedding bonus for all the family: a sort of mega-watt warming effect,” the insider dished, adding that William is also “defrosting under Meghan’s influence.”
But why did Charles and Markle hit it off so well?
The actress apparently has a keen interest in all things related to the history of the royal family. She also has a strong work ethic and passion for charitable work, things Charles believes they have in common. Markle also got along great with Charles’ wife, Camilla, and has become good friends with her.
In fact, the two shared a laugh last week after Harry was hit by a bee while giving a speech in honor of his father’s 70th birthday.
As far as William is concerned, his relationship with Charles also seems to be going well. During the Trooping the Colour event over the weekend, Charles and William rode horses together and donned matching military uniforms.
The event was a full-on bonding moment for the pair and it looks like Markle’s influence has been great on the royal family so far. The Trooping the Colour event was in honor of Queen Elizabeth’s 92nd birthday and took place in London.
The royal family has not commented on the rumors surrounding Meghan Markle’s influence on Prince Harry and Prince William.