How Meghan Markle changed Prince Harry’s life goes far beyond what most people know. The Duchess of Sussex did not only fulfill his dream of having his own family. He also helped fix his strained relationship with his father, Prince Charles.

It is said that Prince Harry grew up not being close to Prince Charles because of what he did to Princess Diana. Prince Harry was a young boy when Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorced due to Prince Charles’ affair with his then-mistress Camilla Parker-Bowles. As a child, he witnessed how Prince Charles broke his mother’s heart, making it hard for him to be close to him. However, that allegedly changed when he married Meghan.

While Meghan remains estranged from her own father, Thomas Markle, he wants her husband to be on good terms with his own. According to royal biographers, Meghan encouraged Prince Harry to strengthen ties with Prince Charles and to look after his family after the death of his mother.

Even before they got married, Meghan had already made strides to help Prince Harry mend his relationship with his father. A family insider revealed that the Duchess of Sussex helped the father and son reconnect after having a heart-to-heart talk with Prince Harry about Prince Charles, asking him to “look after the loving parent you have left.”

Prince Harry reportedly took Meghan’s advice to heart, strengthening ties not only with Prince Charles but also with the relatives of his late mother. Just last week, Princess Diana’s older sister, Lady Jane Fellowes, visited their residence to meet their newborn, Baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

However, while Meghan was able to win royal hearts for what she did to fix Prince Harry and Prince Charles’ relationship, she remains in a troubled relationship with her own father. Their feud started long before she tied the knot with Prince Harry, but it all escalated when she married into the royal family. Since Meghan became the Duchess of Sussex, her 74-year-old father has been giving a series of tabloid and television interviews to put his daughter in a bad light.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan’s relationship is now stronger than ever with the arrival of Baby Archie. They are celebrating their first wedding anniversary this month.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry The newly married Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, (R) and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, (L) leave Windsor Castle. STEVE PARSONS/AFP/Getty Images