Prince Charles' Nickname For Meghan Markle Will Make You Say 'What?'

It's pretty unusual.

Prince Charles' nickname for new daughter-in-law Meghan Markle has been revealed and it's not at all what we expected.

Charles, the first in line to the British throne, is said to affectionately call Meghan, 36, "Tungsten."

Er, what?

We had to hit the science textbooks to figure this one out. Tungsten is a rare, super-strong and durable metal. It's not exactly what we think of when the Duchess of Sussex comes to mind but hey, it makes sense for Charles.

The 69-year-old Prince of Wales came up with the unusual nickname to reflect Meghan's strength and resilience. Which actually makes total sense if you ask us.

The ex-Suits star has been through a lot these past few months. There was the drama with her father Thomas Markle ahead of her wedding to Harry. It's not like you need more things to worry about ahead of your big day!

Thankfully Harry's dad stepped in at the eleventh hour to walk the royal bride down the aisle. It seems like Charles' act of chivalry only did more to bring the two closer together.

Indeed Meghan -- with new hubby Harry -- was all smiles at Prince Charles' birthday do just three days after they tied the knot. Talk about bonding with the in-laws.

Charles, Harry and "Tungsten" -- aka Meghan -- shared a laugh during the Trooping the Colour celebrations on June 9. Image: Getty.

The newly-minted duchess is by all accounts getting along famously with Harry's grandmother, The Queen, as well. The two paired up for their very first royal tour -- Meghan's first without Harry by her side -- on June 14 and they looked to be having an absolute ball.

Meghan -- or should we take our cue from Charles are call her Tungsten? -- was so relaxed and happy on her debut tour that she spilled all on being married to Harry when quizzed by a local well-wisher.

The loved-up newlyweds have since appeared at Harry's cousin Celia McCorquodale's nuptials on June 16. The couple held hands and beamed throughout the special day suggesting that while their honeymoon officially ended a few weeks ago the two are still very much on cloud nine.

So while Charles' choice of nickname for his daughter-in-law might seem a bit strange to us let's remember one thing. The fact that she's been given a nickname in the first place is more important that what it actually is. Tungsten it seems has been more than accepted into the royal fold.

Feature image: BBC.