Not everyone has been the biggest fan of Meghan Markle. From the moment she and Prince Harry struck up a relationship, there were plenty of detractors — both in the British press and in the population in general.
Lots of time and words have been spent analyzing Meghan. Her personality, her clothing, how she touched her stomach when she was pregnant. While this all might seem a bit harsh (it is!) there is at least one royal who apparently loved the Duchess.
There were also lots of rumors that members of the Royal Family did not get along very well with Duchess Meghan. Princess Kate was often a subject of these theories, with sources constantly claiming the two women were competitive and antagonistic with each other.
Even after Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan left palace life, these rumors persisted. Instagram commenters accused Meghan of trying to steal Kate’s thunder when photos of the Duchess visiting an animal shelter were posted the same day as one of Kate’s child initiative visits.
These critics immediately blamed Meghan when for the royal split, but Prince Harry has been having none of it. He has made it clear, on several occasions, how he feels about the media’s treatment of his wife. The Duke of Sussex recently gave a speech in which he revealed the media as the reason for their move.
Prince Harry has frequently blamed the media for his mother’s death and has threatened legal action over paparazzi behaving recklessly to get photos of Meghan and the couple’s son.
Despite all the apparent vitriol aimed at Duchess Meghan, there is reportedly one member of the Royal Family that loves the former Suits actor. It seems Harry’s father, Prince Charles, might be missing Meghan quite a bit. He reportedly formed a bond with the Duchess and gave her pet names like “Tungsten” because of her strong will.
Prince Charles is said to have been a key factor in Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s wedding, convincing Queen Elizabeth II to allow a church wedding despite Meghan being divorced.
Prince Charles isn’t the only royal who sees Duchess Meghan’s potential. Husband Prince Harry seems to be quite a fan of the former actor, too.
In the days since the couple announced their intentions to leave the palace, reports have come out indicating Harry’s frequent advocacy for his wife’s talents.
Prince Harry chatted up Disney boss Bob Iger to procure a voiceover project for Meghan, and has reportedly been supporting her return to the film industry, and has suggested she direct films.