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One royal expert has said the nickname Prince Charles reportedly uses for Meghan Markle has provided an incredibly unique look into the duo’s relationship.

Christine-Marie Liwag told The List that the Prince of Wales’s nickname for his daughter-in-law is in fact a compliment, despite public doubts when the name leaked in 2019.

Dixon said a feeling of admiration for Meghan is evident in the nickname he reportedly used for her – Tungsten.

“As royal correspondent Russell Myers revealed on Lorraine in 2019, Charles nicknamed her after the metal as ‘she is tough and unbending’,” she said.

“Tungsten is the strongest naturally occurring metal on the planet. That makes this a pretty neat compliment all things considered.”

Dixon went on to say Charles has a lot of respect for his daughter-in-law, who is married to Prince Harry.

“Meghan Markle hasn’t had an easy time of it since joining the Royal Family,” she said.

“Not only has the press hounded her relentless, but she has also said that she felt less than at home in the Royal Family.

“The Royal Family may not have approved of Meghan and Harry stepping down as senior royals despite them doing so to escape an environment that was clearly not good for their mental health.

“However it seems that Prince Charles had a lot of respect for Meghan’s resilient nature.”

Charles’ youngest son, Prince Harry, recently made headlines earlier this year after he admitted he had felt “total neglect” from the royal family in his mental health documentary.

On Apple TV’s The Me You Can’t See, Harry revealed traumatic memories from his childhood, including the death of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales.

He also went on to describe the brutality of harassment on social media, admitting it impacted he and his wife Meghan drastically.

“Every single ask, request, warning, whatever it is, to stop just got met with total silence or total neglect,” he told Winfrey in reference to his alleged multiple attempts to get mental help for his family after endless malicious attacks online.

“We spent four years trying to make it work. We did everything that we possibly could to stay there and carry on doing the role and doing the job.”

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This article originally appeared on Over60.