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Meghan Markle forms close friendship with unlikely member of royal family - and it's not Kate or Queen

Mirror logo Mirror 12/9/2018 Zoe Forsey
a woman holding a cell phone: Meghan has become very close with one of Harry's relatives © PA Meghan has become very close with one of Harry's relatives

Getting to know your in-laws can be difficult for any newlywed, especially if you come from very different backgrounds.

But Meghan Markle doesn't seem to be having any troubles with her new family after marrying Prince Harry in May.

She's been a big hit with the Queen, Camilla and brother-in-law William, and they're often seen laughing and joking together.

And she's also becoming very close with another of Harry's relatives - and it's not an obvious friendship.

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According to Vanity Fair, the Duchess of Sussex has a "loving relationship" with her new father-in-law Prince Charles.

A source told the magazine the Royal Wedding was a huge turning point after Charles offered to walk Meghan down the aisle.

They said: "Charles showed so much love towards Harry and Meghan, and I think Harry will be eternally grateful to his papa for stepping in and giving Meghan's hand in marriage. The bond between them is very close."

Meghan, Harry and Charles reportedly spent time over the summer dining, reading, and walking together.

Prince Charles wearing a hat © UK Press

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The source added: "Charles has been very supportive of Meghan and everything she is going through with her own father.

"He's got a real soft spot for her and thinks she's the best thing to have happened to Harry."

After a break for the summer, Meghan and Harry are back to royal duties with a packed calendar of events and engagements.

This week they've also revealed their itinerary for their first royal tour - a 16-day visit to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.

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They are following in the footsteps of Harry's parents Prince Charles and Diana, who made a very similar trip as their first official tour.

They will arrive in Australia on October 16 and won't return to London until the end of the month.

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