Prince Charles' unusual nickname for Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle has been given a very unusual name by her father-in-law Prince Charles, it is claimed.

According to the Daily Mail, the Duchess of Sussex has been given the name 'Tungsten' by Prince Charles, because of her tough and unbending nature.

While a strong, rare metal may not be the most flattering nickname, it is seen as a compliment by Charles.

A source told the Daily Mail, "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."

It's clear Meghan and Charles have a close bond - the Duchess asked him to walk her down the aisle in replacement of her father Thomas Markle after heart surgery left him unable to attend the wedding.

In an interview with Good Morning Britain, Mr Markle said, "I can't think of a better replacement than someone like Prince Charles."

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