Meghan and Harry were married in 2018, after a “whirlwind” romance. But according to a new biography, Finding Freedom, the Prince of Wales has kept a reminder of their wedding day. The controversial book also delves deeper into Charles and Harry’s relationship, as well as the Sussexes step back from being full time members of the Royal Family.
The Prince of Wales walked Meghan down the aisle to marry his son in May 2018.
Held at St. George’s Chapel, Charles stepped in for the bride after Meghan’s father could not attend the ceremony.
Now, Finding Freedom has revealed Charles keeps a reminder of his son’s special day with him at home.
The book said the Prince of Wales keeps a “framed black-and-white photo of himself escorting his daughter-in-law at his Clarence House residence.”
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Harry told the BBC at the time he was not surprised his father made the gesture.
He said: “I asked him to and I think he knew it was coming, and he immediately said, ‘Yes, of course, I’ll do whatever Meghan needs, and I’m here to support you.
“For him, that’s a fantastic opportunity to step up and be that support, and you know, he’s our father, so of course he’s gonna be there for us.”
More claims about Charles support of Meghan and Harry came from the book, written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand
According to a close friend of the Duchess, Meghan “found such a supportive and loving father in Charles, which has really changed her life for the better”.
But despite the books glowing portrayal of Charles and Meghan’s relationship, Mr Scobie later added Charles and Harry’s “runs hot and cold”.
In an interview with Royal Beat, he claimed Harry and Prince William have a strained relationship with their father.
He added in the interview about a a photoshoot with the royals: “He’s not just their father, he’s also the future king and their boss – he’s the purse keeper.
“There are many political things here which can feed into a very up and down relationship, and it was felt by those at Clarence House that it was a headache to put together.”
Charles has been rumoured to have helped Meghan and Harry since they moved to the US.
A source told the Mail Online the Prince of Wales helped the couple buy their new $14.7 million Montecito home.
They added: “Charles had been keen to help out and put his hand in his own pocket to assist.
“He is devoted to both his sons and any time he can assist them he always will.”
However, a source close to the couple said to US Weekly they took out a mortgage instead.
They said: “Harry could’ve asked Charles to contribute toward the cost of the house, but he chose not to…
“Getting his dad financially involved would result in the royals having control over him.”