Prince Charles Reportedly Thinks Meghan Markle Is the "Best Thing" to Ever Happen to Prince Harry

The royal family has made it clear time and again that they approve of Meghan Markle. Prince Charless reportedly even said that she was the best thing to ever happen to Prince Harry.

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The royal family have made it abundantly clear that they are pro-Meghan Markle (opens in new tab). She's even famously forged a close bond with Queen Elizabeth (opens in new tab). Just look at them. Thick. As. Thieves.

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Meghan has also won over another very important member of the family in a big way: Prince Harry's (opens in new tab) dad, Prince Charles (opens in new tab). A family member recently told Vanity Fair (opens in new tab) that Charles is "closer to Harry than ever" — and it sounds like Meghan is behind their newly-restrengthened bond.

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"The wedding was a real turning point," the family member explained. "Charles showed so much love towards Harry and Meghan (opens in new tab), and I think Harry will be eternally grateful to his papa for stepping in and giving Meghan’s hand in marriage. The bond between them is very close."

Even though Charles and Meghan (opens in new tab) have always gotten along well, according to reports (he even walked her down the aisle (opens in new tab) on her wedding day (opens in new tab)), they seem to have grown even closer during a recent vacation to the Castle of Mey (opens in new tab) in Scotland. The castle, which has been in the royal family since 1952, is a favorite of Charles', but apparently not of other members of the royal family; Princess Diana reportedly hated (opens in new tab) Scotland and Charles' current wife, Camilla Parker Bowles (opens in new tab), rarely spends more than a few days at the castle with him.

Harry and Meghan (opens in new tab), however, stayed at Mey with Charles for almost a week and it's fair to say it went well. Charles is speaking even more highly of Meghan than ever—which is saying something.

"Charles has been very supportive of Meghan (opens in new tab) and everything she is going through with her own father," the royal family member said. "He’s got a real soft spot for her and thinks she’s the best thing to have happened to Harry."

Kayleigh Roberts
Kayleigh Roberts

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.