Today we’ve decided to take a look back into Meghan Markle’s close bond with her grandmother-in-law, the Queen.
Meghan talked about her relationship with the Queen in a BBC interview after her engagement to Prince Harry.
No one can deny the fact that the pair had formed a great friendship over the past couple of years. Meghan Markle embarked on her first-ever solo travel with Queen Elizabeth just a weeks after her royal wedding in May 2018.
Meghan said “It’s incredible to be able to meet her through his lens, not just with his honour and respect for her as the Monarch, but the love that he has for her as his grandmother,” the former Suits actress said in November 2017.
Talking about their first encounter, Meghan admitted that the meeting was ” very uncanny”. She further explained by saying: “All of those layers have been so important for me so that when I met her I had such a deep understanding and of course incredible respect for being able to have that time with her. And she’s an incredible woman.”
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Just a month later, Queen Elizabeth announced that Meghan Markle will join the royal family for Christmas at Sandringham. For the very first time, an unmarried partner of a royal family member was invited to attend a function.
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After their royal wedding in May 2018, the Queen took Meghan to Cheshire for their first joint outing on their own together. How can anyone forget that? The Queen and Meghan were pictured laughing and enjoying themselves at every turn. In contrast, Duchess Catherine waited nearly a year before she carried out her first engagement with the Queen, without her husband William.
At the start of the year 2020, the Sussexes announced their decision to step back from royal life. Buckingham Palace said the couple have vowed that “everything they do will continue to uphold the values” of the Queen.
Also read: A rare look at what Queen Elizabeth is really like, as a mother.
Her Majesty’s affection for her grandson and his wife was clear in the statement she released. “Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be very much loved members of my family… I support their wish for a more independent life.” They will divide their time between the UK and North America and are expected to still attend big family events, such as royal weddings and the Queen’s birthday etc.
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