Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth II continue to support Meghan Markle amid criticisms that she’s too political, too divisive, and too private. The reason why this is the case has just been revealed.

While speaking with Express, royal expert Marlene Koenig said that the heir to the throne and the monarch have also been supporting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s charitable endeavors and it’s obvious that they have been backing the royal couple.

“It must be said that if the Queen or the Prince of Wales did not approve of their charitable endeavors or how they do their charity, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would not be doing it. In spite of all the criticism for every alleged gaffe or perceived protocol violation, the Duchess of Sussex has largely used her own gifts to take on new responsibilities that some might sniff their nose at,” she said.

Koenig also pointed out the fact that unlike the other royal brides, the “Suits” alum joined the royal family when she is much older and more experienced in terms of her career, education, and humanitarian work.

And just recently, Archie’s mom announced that she guest-edited the September issue of Vogue, and Koenig said that the venture is actually a good thing not only for Markle but also for the royal family.

Meanwhile, the Queen and Markle have a close relationship with each other. In fact, Her Majesty has also earmarked Sophie, Countess of Wessex to serve as an unofficial mentor for Prince Harry’s wife.

The Queen noticed that Markle and Sophie got along well with each other at the Royal Ascot last year, and the 93-year-old also noticed that the two female royals are quite similar to each other.

Prince Charles is also close to his daughter-in-law, and he even has a unique nickname for her. The heir to the throne calls his son’s wife Tungsten because of her strong personality.

Prince Charles, Camilla, Queen Elizabeth, Meghan Markle Pictured: Royal Family x watch the RAF flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, as members of the Royal Family attend events to mark the centenary of the RAF on July 10, 2018 in London, England. Photo: Getty Images/Chris Jackson