King Charles III has a particular nickname for Meghan Markle. The Duchess of Sussex won the affection of the current King of England in an unconventional way.
Meghan and Prince Harry married in 2018 in a grand ceremony at Windsor Castle, two years later the couple announced that they were giving up their royal duties and going to live in the United States. There they have watched their son Archie, 3, grow up and welcomed Lilibet, who turned 1 last June.
What is Prince Charles’ nickname for Meghan Markle?
According to what was published in the book ‘The New Royals’ Charles refers to his daughter-in-law as “tungsten”. Royal analyst Katie Nicholl, and author of the text, explained why the king calls her that way and what the nickname means.
Tungsten is a naturally occurring metal considered to be the strongest in the world. Nicholl explains that “King Charles III supposedly nicknamed his future daughter-in-law ‘Tungsten’ because of her toughness and perseverance.”
The peculiar way of telling him started four years ago.
The author highlighted that “Meghan Markle’s nickname was apparently born when the Suits star showed resistance during her and Prince Harry’s 2018 appearance with Prince William and Kate Middleton at the Royal Foundation Forum.”
At the time, a close source told the Mail On Sunday’s Charlotte Griffiths that “Prince Charles admires Meghan for her strength and the backbone she gives Harry, who needs a tungsten-like figure in his life as he can be a bit soft,” and then highlighted that it became a “term of endearment.”
For now, and after the recent rapprochement of the Sussexes to the British royal family due to the death of Elizabeth II, little is known if the current king will continue to call Meghan that way or if there will be a closer relationship between them.