Britain’s King Charles III has affectionately referred to Meghan Markle as “Tungsten”, according to a new book.
The nickname paid tribute to “the tenacity and resilience of the Duchess of Sussex,” Vanity Fair royal editor Katie Nicholl wrote in “The New Royals” this week.
ET Online shared excerpts from the book on Tuesday.
Then-Prince Charles’ glowing comparison between Markle and the rare metallic element – which is one of the toughest objects found in nature – came ahead of his 2018 wedding to his son Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.
The split “worn out” the late Queen Elizabeth II, according to Nicholls in the book.
“In private, the Queen confided to a close friend that she was exhausted from the hustle and bustle of it all,” she wrote. “‘She was very hurt and said to me, ‘I don’t know, I don’t care and I don’t want to think about it anymore.'”