Entertainment: King Charles' Nickname for Meghan Markle Was Revealed in a Bombshell-Filled Royal Book

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Royal author Katie Nicholl's latest book The New Royals is out, and the time has come to curl up with a cup of tea (English breakfast preferable) and bask in the drama of it all. On top of the book revealing that King Charles was "irritated" that Kate Middleton's outfits got more attention than him (sigh....), Nicholl also dropped Charles' nickname for Meghan Markle.

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“Charles reportedly nicknamed his future daughter-in-law 'Tungsten' because of her toughness and resilience,” Nicholl writes, via Entertainment Tonight. She also notes that Meghan's resilience was particularly apparent during the Sussexes' joint appearance with Prince William and Kate Middleton at the Royal Foundation Forum in 2018.

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  Meghan's Brief Interaction With Royal Aide Divides Twitter When Meghan was handed a bouquet of flowers from the crowd, one aide tried to take them from her to lay at the memorial. But Meghan said she wanted to take them over herself and thanked him for offering.She said something along the lines of: "I told them I'd place them over there so it's OK. Thank you. I appreciate it though."Then another senior aide came over once Meghan had received more flowers and insisted on taking them, and the mom-of-two obliged.

“It was, according to one aide, the moment William and Kate, who was heavily pregnant, realized they needed to up their game," Nicholl explained. "The Cambridges had already signaled their intention to be more than 'ornamental royals' and had, along with Harry, made a huge success of their mental health campaign Heads Together. But Meghan was the breakout star of the foursome. She was polished, passionate, and funny, using all her TV-honed skills to present her case. That was a wake-up moment for William and Kate when they realized that Meghan was very impressive, very confident, and very capable, according to a source.”

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Not sure why finding out Meghan was impressive and confident caused William and Kate to feel they needed to "up their game"...but okay!

Anyway, as we all know Meghan and Harry revealed their intention to step down from senior royal duties just over a year after this event, in January 2020. They've since moved to California and their relationship with the royals—including Prince William and Kate Middleton—has been strained to say the least.

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