CAMILLA PARKER BOWLES will have her first official royal engagement alongside the Duke and Duchess of Sussex today, but the Duchess of Cornwall is already surprisingly friendly with the couple.
Royal sources have revealed that Camilla, who is married to Prince Harry’s father Prince Charles, has been a “pillar of support” for the couple. After the recent controversy and media attention surrounding their documentary, Meghan revealed that she has been “existing, not living”.
According to a royal source, Camilla has been seeking to help the royal couple who have been struggling with their new roles in the limelight.
In fact, the Duchess of Cornwall has a very sweet mantra that she has shared with struggling royals.
A royal source told Vanity Fair: “I think Camilla was probably just as surprised as anyone else when the documentary came out and perhaps didn’t realise how much Harry and Meghan were suffering.
“She wants everyone to get along and be happy.
“Her mantra is carry on and keep smiling.
“She doesn’t want to see anyone struggling and she is fond of Meghan and she could be a very good ally too.”
All three royals will be attending the Field of Remembrance service at Westminster Abbey on Thursday.
Camilla and Charles have not revealed their thoughts on Meghan and Harry’s documentary.
Although, it is said to have caused unrest for senior aides and members of the royal household.
Despite the documentary causing controversy, Camilla has been in touch with Meghan and Harry.
Interestingly, Camilla could just be the couple’s most important ally.
Unlike other members of the royal family, Camilla has a unique perspective as she is someone else who has married into the royal family.
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Royal biographer Sally Befell Smith said: “I think Camilla can easily empathise with Meghan because of what she went through in the media.
“At one stage, no one was more beleaguered by the tabloids than Camilla, but she was shrewd enough to know that antagonism would get her nowhere.”
Camilla was infamously sucked into her husband’s divorce from his first wife Princess Diana.
She was targeted by the British tabloids when tapes of her phone calls with Charles were leaked to the press in 1993.
However, the couple have remained stable ever since, and married in 2005.
Ms Smith continued: “Meghan could learn an enormous amount from Camilla.
“I think Camilla is genuinely a kind person and while there are many differences between the two of them, they have both been on the receiving end of some very negative press.
“The thing Camilla learned was how to cultivate a relationship with the press.
“I have watched her talk to reporters, be friendly with the photographers and win over the tabloids who had once tried to ruin her.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s documentary, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey aired last month.