Prince Charles was saddened but not shocked when his son Harry and daughter-in-law Meghan Markle ditched the family and headed for America.
While the future king of England likes and admires his daughter-in-law, Nigel Cawthorne, author of the new tome, “Prince Andrew: Epstein and the Palace” told the London Sun, “I think [Prince Charles] likes strong women, but in The Firm there is only room for one Queen.”
“The Firm” is what people inside and out of the Palace call the business side of the British royal family.
“I think he foresaw considerable problems ahead for The Firm,” Cawthorne said. “Harry and Meghan amplified the popularity of the royal family in the way that Prince Andrew and Fergie did at the time. However, for the sake of The Firm he will feel this outcome is better that the monarchy is small in size rather than a constellation of stars in separate orbits.”
Charles, who genuinely likes Meghan and nicknamed her “Tungsten” after the strong metal, “genuinely made an attempt to support what Harry and Meghan were looking for,” Cawthorne said. “In truth, however, there wasn’t a lot he could do apart from offering moral support. He no doubt personally regrets the fact that he won’t see his son and family as much as he otherwise would have. … He likes tradition and order.”