Camilla was snubbed by Meghan Markle after she joined the Royal Family, an explosive new book has been claimed.
According to royal biographer Angela Levin, the Queen Consort greeted the Duchess of Sussex “warmly” when she first came to London.
Ms Levin said Camilla knows “more than anyone” how difficult it is to be accepted into the Royal Family and wanted “to help any newcomer”, The Sun reported.
She also told how the women had “lunches together” while Camilla “spent a lot of time offering advice on how to handle the pressure” when they started to get to know one another.
Meghan, however, seemed “bored, was unresponsive and preferred to go her own way.”
Writing in her new book, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall: From Outcast to Queen Consort, Angela Levin said: “She tried to be supportive, was happy to be her mentor and took her out for private lunches.
“A source at the time told me: ‘She doesn’t want to see anyone struggling and she is fond of Meghan.’
“Meghan, however, seemed bored, was unresponsive and preferred to go her own way, with the result that the Queen Consort’s advice landed on stony ground.”
She goes on to tell how taking on the role of William and Harry’s step mum was an “almost impossible challenge”.
And she said one insider told her it was particularly difficult to handle Harry, the Daily Telegraph reports.
The insider said: “The Duchess always felt quite wary of Harry and used to see him out of the corner of her eye looking at her in a long and cold way.
“She found it rather unnerving. Otherwise, they got on quite well.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex supported King Charles and Camilla at the Queen’s funeral this week, sitting behind them at the service in Westminster Abbey.
Meghan has also been frequently pictured with Camilla in the last two weeks, as the Royal Family undergo a period of mourning together.
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