According to a royal book, the Duchess of Sussex ‘didn’t respond’ to Queen Consort Camilla’s advice to her when she first joined The Firm.
A new biography of the Queen Consort, written by Angela Levin, claims the then Duchess of Cornwall organized luncheons with Meghan and did her best to welcome her into the family – but her advice fell short with an ‘unresponsive’ Meghan.
An excerpt from Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall: A Royal Survivor, which was published in the TelegraphLevin claims Camilla was eager to help Meghan begin her relationship with Harry after she struggled to be accepted by the royal family, and welcomed her “warmly” when she first arrived in London.
A biography of the Queen Consort Camilla, written by Angela Levin, claims that the then Duchess of Cornwall was eager to welcome Meghan into the family (Meghan and Queen Consort Camilla at the Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday)
Levin claimed Meghan was “unresponsive” to Camilla’s efforts to advise her on the increased attention she would receive as a senior member of the royal family (Photo: King Charles, Queen Consort, Harry and Meghan at Charles’ 70th birthday)
Levin added that King Charles, then Prince of Wales, enjoyed Meghan’s company and often spoke to her about theater and the arts.
In an effort to help the Duchess of Sussex “find her way”, the Queen Consort advised her on how to deal with the pressure of being in the public eye and the criticism she would face as a senior member of the Royal family.
Levin quoted an anonymous source as telling her at the time, “She doesn’t want to see anyone wrestle and she adores Meghan.”
Despite Camilla’s best efforts, Levin claimed the Duchess “seemed bored” and “preferred to go her own way” to carve a role for herself within The Firm.
The author also acknowledged the reputation of the Duchess of Sussex within the family as an incredibly hard worker, pointing to the cookbook she contributed to, compiled by survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017.
According to a royal book, Harry suggested engaging a mediator to heal the rift within the royal family, at which point Queen Consort Camilla “spit out her tea.” Pictured: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla at the Queen’s funeral on Monday
Paying tribute to Meghan’s work with the Grenfell community, Levin noted how the Queen Consort invited the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, plus Camilla’s friend Lucia Santa Cruz, to lunch at Highgrove, ensuring the menu was specifically cultivated based on of recipes in the Grenfell Tower Cookbook – which Lucia described as ‘a very nice gesture’.
The account described by Levin comes as another royal book claiming that the queen consort “sputtered over her tea” when Prince Harry suggested engaging an outside mediator to bridge the gap between himself and Meghan and the rest of the family. to heal family.
In The New Royals: Queen Elizabeth’s Legacy and the Future of the Crown, by Katie Nicholl, serialized Vanity FairNicholl wrote how relations between the Duke and Duchess and the rest of the family were most strained after Harry and Meghan failed to come to the UK in March 2021 to attend the Duke of Edinburgh’s memorial service.
At the time, reports claimed Harry was concerned about his family’s security arrangements while he was in the UK.
Nicholl wrote that King Charles, who was then Prince of Wales, invited Harry and Meghan for tea just weeks after the Duke of Edinburgh’s memorial service, when the couple stopped in the UK before heading to The Hague to have an Invictus. Attend games event.
However, an unnamed family friend told Nicholl that the meeting was “awkward” and lasted only about 15 minutes after the Duke and Duchess were late to meet the then Prince Charles and the then Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla.
They claimed: ‘[Harry] even suggested bringing in a mediator to try and sort things out, which had Charles somewhat baffled and Camilla spitting in her tea.”
They added that the queen consort told the duke his suggestion was “ridiculous” and that they would resolve their differences within the family.