This is the real reason behind Meghan Markle and Prince Charles’ close bond

The Prince of Wales said he would do 'anything Meghan needs' when Prince Harry asked him to walk his bride down the aisle.

Prince Harry has described the moment he asked his father to walk bride Meghan down the aisle — saying Charles vowed: “I’ll do whatever Meghan needs and I'm here to support you."

The Duke of Sussex tells the BBC he thinks his dad knew the request was coming with Meg’s father Thomas unable to attend.

Harry added: “For him that’s a fantastic opportunity to step up and be that support. He's our father, of course he's going to support us."

Speaking of the moment said 'Thanks Pa', as Charles led Meghan up the aisle, Camilla said: "I think that was very touching, sitting where I was I couldn't here what was said but after watching it on the television, it was a lovely gesture."

And Camilla recalled Charles holding hands with Meghan’s mum Doria.

She said the gesture “moved everybody”.

"It's the things he does behind the scenes, I don't think people know how kind he is," Camilla added.

Harry laughed: "I've been brought up well, you've got to say thank you. Just because he's my father doesn't mean I can go: 'Thanks, I'll take it from here'."

"I was very grateful for him to be able to do that.

Princes Harry and William also spoke about how their eco-conscious father has taught them life-long habits.

Harry says: "He's a stickler for turning lights off, something I'm now obsessed with as well."

William added: "I've got serious OCD about light switches now, it's terrible.

"Which is crazy, which is insane. My wife says 'why are you turning the lights off? It's dark'", Harry added.
"Well we only need one light, we don't need like, six lights. And all of a sudden it becomes a habit and those little habit changes he's making, every single person can do. I think that's one of the key lessons that he taught us," Harry continued.

The princes also spoke about their "litter-picking holidays" to Norfolk with their father.

Speaking about picking up any litter he spots, Harry says: "If you go for walks anywhere and see something, pick it up. Then someone asks: 'what are you doing? Where are you going to put that?'

"I've literally done this because I'm programmed to do it because my father did it, and actually, we should all be doing it."

Prince William said: "He took us litter-picking when we were younger on holiday. We were in Norfolk on school holidays, and we went litter-picking with him. Again, both of us thought, this is perfectly normal everyone must do it.

"We were there with our basically spikes stabbing the rubbish into black plastic bags."

The crusading Prince also vowed not to meddle as king but admits: “You never know.”

Critics fear that as sovereign Charles could continue to lobby for his pet projects, and stray into politics — which the Queen has never done.

The prince, who turns 70 next Wednesday, tried to the quash the suggestion in the documentary.

Vowing to stop campaigning for his projects including architecture and the environment when he becomes king, he insisted: "I'm not that stupid."

But he also appears to backtrack saying: “Well you never know but you could only do it with the agreement of ministers. That’s how it works.”

The bombshell comments in the documentary are his first major opportunity to outline what kind of a king he intends to be.

Architect Richard Rogers once accused Charles of sinking building projects by lobbying for planning permission to be denied.

And the royal’s prolific pleas for intervention to aid his causes have become known as “black spider memos” because of his scrawl.

He tells the programme: “You know I’ve tried to make sure whatever I’ve done has been non-party political, but I think its vital to remember there’s only room for one sovereign at a time, not two.

“So, you can’t be the same as the Sovereign if you’re the Prince of Wales or the heir.

“But the idea somehow that I’m going to go on exactly the same way, if I have to succeed is complete nonsense because the two situations are completely different.

“You only have to look at Shakespeare plays, Henry the 5th or Henry the 4th part 1 and 2, to see the change that can take place.

“Because if you become the sovereign, then you play the role in the way that it is expected.”

Told he is often accused of meddling, Charles said: “Really, you don't say? But I always wonder what meddling is? I always think it was motivating.”

Prince William also said he wishes his dad saw more of his grandkids – and fears for the workaholic’s health.
The Duke of Cambridge is desperate for Charles to make time at home for George, Charlotte and Louis.

He said: “When he’s there, he’s brilliant. But we need him there as much as possible.”

Dad to be Harry said there “were hopefully more grandchildren to come” and his father “needed to slow down”.

Harry added: “He will fall asleep on his notes to the point where he’ll wake up with a piece of paper stuck to his face. The man never stops.”

He told a BBC documentary for his dad’s 70th that Charles was surrounded by “bags and bags of work” when he and William were kids.

Harry said: “We could barely get to his desk to say goodnight to him.”

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