Meghan Markle and the Queen Have Always Had a Close Relationship

It’s not every day that someone is lucky enough to marry into the royal family, and when Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex tied the knot with Prince Harry, she seemed to be living everyone’s fairy tale. Her new in-laws were definitely well-known, and although as a former actor, Meghan was used to hanging around with some famous people, suddenly, she was on a whole new level.

Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth laughing
(L-R) Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth | Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

There were some opinions when Meghan and Harry began dating, with many wondering just how well she would get along with the royal family members. It may not have been easy adjusting to a new life in a new country with entirely new people, and despite all that has happened in recent years, Meghan has handled things pretty well. In fact, Meghan Markle and the queen have always had a close relationship.

Was it easy to meet Queen Elizabeth?

There is no doubt that meeting the Queen of England has to be daunting for anyone. It’s not as if you can walk up to her and say something typical such as “Hey, nice to meet you!” In fact, there is a very specific way to greet the queen, and rules must be followed at all times.

According to BBC News, she must first be addressed as “Your Majesty”, and “Ma’am” from then on. You must curtsy or bow, and remember not to speak until she does. So, how did Meghan handle the difficult task? Really well! Harper’s Bazaar reports that the first meeting occurred at the Royal Lodge, however, she had no idea she would have to curtsy to the queen, so she was frantically learning how to do so at the last minute.

Even so, the meeting went smoothly, and even the queen’s beloved Corgis took a liking to Meghan. The queen gifted Harry’s then-girlfriend with a pearl necklace and earrings over breakfast, and judging from how she described it, it was an experience to remember.

How did the queen feel after Megxit?

Does Meghan Markle get along with the queen? It wasn’t long after getting married that Meghan and Harry decided to step down from their duties as senior royals. Almost immediately, fans and the media began speculating exactly how members of the royal family were going to feel, and many were anxious to hear what the queen had to say about the decision.

So, how did the monarch react to the news? According to Nickiswift, she handled it with the dignity that anyone would expect. Although she was disappointed, she made it clear that all she wanted was for Meghan, Harry, and their family to be happy, and she was going to support that.

In fact, she even released a statement acknowledging the difficulties that they had as working royals and saying that “Harry, Meghan, and Archie will always be much loved members of my family.”

Meghan Markle and the queen’s relationship

They may now live on different continents, but that doesn’t mean that it has negatively affected their bond. The truth is that Meghan and the queen have always been close, from that first breakfast meeting till this day. Oprah Daily reports that Meghan says the queen has always been “warm, welcoming, and inviting”, and we can’t imagine anything different.

She went on to say that the queen reminds her of her own grandmother, further proving that they have a close relationship that nothing can destroy. It appears that although Harry and Meghan decided to take a step back as working royals, Meghan still looks upon the queen fondly, saying during an interview that she was glad she never researched the royals before meeting Harry. She says that “I hadn’t known a lot about the family”, and if she had researched them, she would have been “so in my head about it”. 

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