Camilla was wed to King Charles, who was still the Prince at the time, on April 9, 2005, which is when she officially became a member of the royal family.
She knew all too well how difficult it can be to integrate into the family, which is why she was so adamant about assisting any newcomers in finding their footing in the group.
After Prince William and Kate Middleton were married in 2011, Camilla was more than ready to assist Kate in becoming acquainted with the rituals, conventions, and restrictions that come with royal life.
A few weeks before to Kate’s wedding, she and Kate had a girls-only lunch together before Kate walked down the aisle.
They did it once again, but this time Pippa, Kate’s sister, and Laura, Camilla’s daughter, joined them. In the words of one of Catherine’s other close friends, “Camilla’s extraordinary kindness has truly impacted Catherine.”
On the other hand, Meghan’s circumstances were very different. Camilla was just as kind and friendly with Meghan, and her husband loved the fact that the two of them had a passion for the performing arts.
Camilla reasoned that since she had been put through the ringer herself, after having her name dragged through the dirt by the press, that she was the best person to assist Meghan in adjusting to her new role as Duchess of Sussex.
Camilla invested a significant amount of time with Meghan, just as she had done with Kate, accompanying her on lunch outings and providing guidance over how to deal with the added responsibilities that come with her new family.
However, Meghan showed signs of boredom and was oblivious to Camilla’s attempts to assist. The advise that Camilla offered was apparently not taken into consideration since Meghan was adamant about doing things in her own way.
The members and employees of the palace were taken aback when Harry and Meghan sat down with Oprah and recounted the very difficult life they had to lead in order to fulfill their duties as working royals.
According to Meghan, not a single person at the palace was willing to assist her in her time of greatest need. A lot of people felt sorry for the duchess since nobody came to help her while she was in trouble.
On the other hand, members of the Palace staff assert that they made several offers of assistance to Meghan, but she always declined their offers.
Other royal employees have reportedly admitted to covering up a series of public relations catastrophes, even if it was for no other reason than to keep Harry and Meghan in a positive image.
However, it would seem that none of their attempts to assist were recognized at any point.
A new book by Royal Author Valentine Low titled “Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown” makes the assertion that the allegations made by Meghan Markle were all a part of a larger and more devious strategy.
According to Low, Meghan’s decision to turn down any assistance from palace staff was part of a “planned strategy” to make “her exit from the Royal Family” easier.
The statements were confirmed by a member of the staff who said that Meghan made the decision not to be happy and that she instead preferred to be “rejected” by the Firm.
Low is under the impression that Meghan refused any assistance in order to later blame the Firm of abandoning her when she was in need of assistance.