Does Queen Elizabeth Get Along Better With Meghan Markle or Kate Middleton?

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are both wonderful granddaughters-in-law to Queen Elizabeth. Her Majesty has close relationships with both of them and has even made official appearances with both duchesses. With Meghan and Kate being such wonderful additions to the royal family, it is certain that everyone gets along just wonderfully.

However, with their different personalities and approach to royal life, many fans are left wondering who Queen Elizabeth gets along better with, Meghan Markle or Kate Middleton?

Kate Middleton was slowly welcomed into the royal family

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Kate and Prince William dated for many years before finally announcing their engagement. During this time, Kate got to know members of the royal family such as Prince Harry, Charles, and Camilla. Though it wasn’t until she had been dating William for over seven years that she finally met the queen. Even after they officially became the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, it took a while before Kate finally made a solo appearance with her husband’s grandmother.

This doesn’t necessarily mean the queen and Kate do not have a good relationship, though. They seem to get along just fine, and we should not forget that Kate was very young when she met William. Kate’s recent solo appearance with the queen was also a great way for Queen Elizabeth to show her support during a time when Meghan seems to be getting all of the attention.

Meghan is more of a celebrity than Kate

As we all know, Meghan Markle rose to fame in the world of acting. She got her big break on the hit drama Suits and has a strong fan base in both the United States and England.

While Kate Middleton is certainly a household name, she became well-known simply by her status as a royal, while Meghan got famous as a celebrity long before ever meeting Prince Harry. Queen Elizabeth might prefer the fact that Kate does not have ties to Hollywood, and although she has a strong relationship with Meghan, Kate’s background might be more favorable.

Kate closely follows the royal rule book

There is a strict set of rules for the royals, and Kate Middleton seems to follow just about every one of them. From her dresses being a certain length to refraining from holding William’s hand in the presence of the queen, we can always count on Kate to do exactly as she is expected. While Meghan is certainly not defiant by any means, she does put her own twist on royal life.

The Duchess of Sussex has been seen in dresses without pantyhose, deliberately messy hair, and mismatched earrings. And, we can always count on her and Harry to be hand in hand no matter who can see them, even Queen Elizabeth.

Meghan and Harry split from the royal household

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Both couples have jam-packed schedules and need plenty of team members to help with the daily aspects of coordinating their royal duties. Kate and William, much to the delight of the queen, have always had their home base in London, living at Kensington Palace, and having their official offices at Buckingham Palace and Clarence House.

Recently, Meghan and Harry decided to go their own way and split from the royal household as a way of declaring their independence. They decided that they wanted to do things their own way, and it is likely that the queen has mixed feelings about the whole situation. William and Kate are in keeping with royal protocol, while Meghan and Harry seem to enjoy being on their own.

Although the queen loves both Kate and Meghan, she may get along just a little better with Kate. The Duchess of Cambridge is very predictable and does things exactly the way Queen Elizabeth would expect. Meghan’s celebrity background causes her to take just a few more risks, and while this may cause just a little friction with the queen, it is one of the many reasons that we love her as much as we do!