It looks like Meghan Markle's relationship with her father-in-law couldn't get any better. According to a new report from Vanity Fair, a "family member" says the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Charles, Harry's dad, have forged a "lovely relationship."
Harry and Meghan's royal wedding in May was apparently the "turning point" in Charles' relationship with the couple, and he "showed so much love towards" them that day, the family member added to VF.
Remember, it was the Prince of Wales who walked Markle down the aisle when her own father couldn't attend the ceremony due to health issues. Harry "will be eternally grateful to his papa for stepping in," the source added. "The bond between them is very close."
In addition to giving her away at the altar, Prince Charles "has been very supportive of Meghan and everything she is going through with her own father," the insider told VF. "He’s got a real soft spot for her and thinks she’s the best thing to have happened to Harry.”
The Duchess of Sussex especially got to bond with her father-in-law during her and Harry's trip to the Castle of Mey this summer. The Sussexes spent nearly a week there with Charles and fell in love with the country, per VF. Don't be surprised if you start to see the Sussexes spending more time in Scotland.
The report of Charles' bond with Meghan and Harry arrives days after the Palace issued a rare statement shutting down rumours that the prince has a strained relationship with his sons. Clarence House called the story "complete fiction" in a statement to Express.