The first few months of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s marriage was tough. Not because the couple didn’t love each other, but because of the mass amounts of criticism which wasn’t helped by the fact Thomas Markle was consistently in the press.
Filmmaker John Bridcut, who is behind the documentary “Prince Charles At 70,” tells The Telegraph that Prince Charles had one piece of advice for his youngest son and that was to “soldier on.”
Prince Charles knows all too well about trouble in a marriage as his to Diana, Princess of Wales was far from perfect. Bridcut claims he drew on this to help support the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as a “caring, kind and sensitive” soul.
“There is a close relationship between father and son and I’m aware that he gets along very well with both the daughters-in-law,” the filmmaker added.
When asked about the advice Prince Charles gave to the newlyweds surrounding the drama, Bridcut said, “His approach would be that you just carry on doing the job. He wouldn’t have added to that. His attitude would be that some of the attacks he would feel were unfair.”
“He would apply himself and just carry on doing the job and soldier on, and that’s what he’s done, and it’s borne fruit.”
When the Duchess was left without her own father to walk her down the aisle for her wedding at the last minute, she asked her soon to be father-in-law to do the honours.
“Charles [was] being completely supportive – and could be seen in the very touching way in which he was involved in the wedding ceremony itself, which was sort of all quite understated,” he added.
“It was all very last minute, of course, the way things turned out. But what Camilla says in the film that I felt very strongly when I watched it myself with the way he held out his hand for Megan’s mother and that moment was completely unscripted and spontaneous, but totally typical of the man actually.”
“Prince Charles At 70” first aired on BBC One last November but will premiere on PBS tonight.