Just about a month ago, Meghan Markle’s life changed forever.
Not only did she join the Royal family by marrying our favorite ginger-haired Prince, but she gained a new mentor in the form of Kate Middleton, a new best bud in Amal Clooney, continues on a daily basis to charm the Queen, and has already managed to earn an immense amount of admiration and respect from Prince Charles. So much so that her new father-in-law has given her an endearing nickname out of pure and utter affection.
According to the Daily Mail, Markle is now called "Tungsten," which is a type of metal, by Charles. This is because she, just like the very sturdy metal, has managed to remain "tough and unbending” despite having faced more than a number of trials and tribulations from childhood through to her engagement to Prince Harry last November.
"Prince Charles admires Meghan for her strength and the backbone she gives Harry, who needs a tungsten-type figure in his life as he can be a bit of a softy," a source told the Mail On Sunday's Charlotte Griffiths.
"It's become a term of endearment."
From their extremely close displays at Prince Charles' seventieth garden party to reports that the actress has brought Prince Harry closer to his father, it’s become quite clear that there is indeed a blossoming bond between the new Duchess of Sussex and Britain’s oldest slash longest-serving heir. This bond has continued to grow ever since he stepped in at the eleventh hour to walk the blushingly beautiful bride down the aisle on her special day.
Meghan’s even been said to bring out the “playful side” in the future monarch of England.
"Are you all right? You look lovely," Charles is believed to have whispered as he greeted her at the aisle during the royal wedding. He has even raved about her to his friends, commenting on her kindness, intelligence, and her ability to keep Prince Harry in good spirits, as stated by Elle.
A source previously said to Woman’s Day that Markle is really prioritizing getting in the good books with her hubby's father, and it seems that her great goal has easily been accomplished and firmly cemented into stone (or tungsten I guess!).
It’s Tungsten and Charles for the win. Cheers!