In Oct. 2018, when Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced they were expecting their first child –the entire world was sent into a tizzy. From the beginning, those invested in the British Royal Family began placing bets on Baby Sussex’s name and gender. The royal couple also got a slew of congratulations from both strangers and those closest to them.
Still, no one was more thrilled about Baby Sussex’s arrival than Prince Harry’s father –Prince Charles. Since she first began dating Prince Harry in 2016–Meghan Markle has grown super close to her husband’s father and stepmother, Camilla Parker Bowles. In fact, the future King of England was so thrilled about having a new daughter-in-law, that he gave Markle a very special and expensive gift.
This is the expensive gift Prince Charles gave to Meghan Markle
Before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot in May 2018 –the Prince of Wales pulled the former actress to the side and gifted her with a beautiful diamond tennis bracelet. The Duchess of Sussex first wore the bracelet the eve before her wedding. She wore it again the following week in celebration of Prince Charles’ 70th birthday, and again when she and Prince Harry arrived in Suva, Fiji while on their 16-day royal tour just after announcing her pregnancy.
Markle has often matched her gift from her father-in-law with a pair of pearl and diamond-drop pendant earrings that were gifted to her from Prince Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. We’re sure when the Suits alum gives birth, she’ll get even more gifts from her new family.
Inside Meghan Markle and Prince Charles’ relationship
Prince Charles is so taken with Duchess Meghan Markle that he reportedly calls her “Teflon” which refers to someone who can withstand criticism or attack with no apparent effect. From the moment the Duke and Duchess of Sussex went public with their relationship the press has hounded the former actress. Her father, Thomas Markle and half-sister, Samantha Grant have given numerous salacious interviews about the
Thankfully, Markle has handled the frenzy around her and her family drama with poise and grace. According to E! Online, “Prince Charles thinks she is charming and very bright, and Duchess Camilla believes Markle has made a great start in becoming a member of the family.” He is so pleased about the new addition to his family that the prince thinks Markle is the best thing to ever happened to his son. He even stepped in and walked Markle down the aisle at her wedding when her own father was not available.
Did Meghan Markle help to repair Prince Charles and Prince Harry’s relationship?
Markle’s presence has also helped Prince Charles and Prince Harry bond. A royal source explained to The Daily Mail, “Princes Harry and William were said to have blamed their father for being absent for much of their childhood, Markle helped heal that wound with her instant rapport with Prince Charles. Meghan met Charles and was bowled over by his charm. She told Harry he was wonderful, welcoming, warm, hard-working, kind and stable.”
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