Queen Camilla reportedly used a rare “secret code” to display her true feelings about Meghan Markle, a royal expert has claimed.
The expert explained how the Queen allegedly broke typical royal protocol to hold hands with Meghan and kissed her goodbye at a public event to honour King Charles’s 70th birthday in 2018.
In Andrew Morton’s book, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, the author claims that Camilla would extend gestures to the Duchess of Sussex to show she had been ‘accepted’ in the family.
Mr Morton said: “This rare royal gesture was a sign of how quickly the American actor had been accepted and treated with genuine affection by the Royal Family.
“On that day, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who had previously advised Kate Middleton on the finer points of protocol during her royal apprenticeship, was, without saying a word, signalling to the watching world that Meghan was now ‘one of us’.”
However, Prince Harry and Meghan stepped down as senior royals in January 2020.
Meghan also went on to claim that she didn’t “fit in” with the royals, despite trying “so hard”.
Speaking in their Netflix documentary she told how upon landing in Canada after the couple’s final week of royal engagements in the UK in March 2020, she broke down in tears in the arms of one of their security staff.
She said: “We landed in Canada and one of our security guards who had been with H for so long, and these guys were so wonderful, I just collapsed in his arms crying.
“I was like: ‘I tried so hard’, and he was like: ‘I know you did. I know you did ma’am, I know you did’.
“Like I tried so hard. And that’s the piece that’s really triggering because you go: ‘And it still wasn’t good enough. And you still don’t fit in.'”
Meanwhile, Prince Harry hit the headlines this week over his new Netflix series, Heart of Invictus, where he appeared to make a fresh dig at the Royal Family.
The Duke of Sussex said he had no support when he returned from Afghanistan, and it comes after years of swipes at the Firm, such as in his tell-all memoir, Spare, where he claimed he’d had rows with his brother William and felt his father was “conspiring against him”.