Although there was some fear about a divorced, biracial commoner joining the royal family, author of Royal Marriages: Diana, Camilla, Kate and Meghan and Princesses Who Did Not Live Happily Ever After, Susanna De Vries illustrates that Meghan was a perfect fit to help modernise the royal family further, as well as bringing talent and an educated mind.
“She’s studied international relations and she’s studied acting, which is the ideal princess training,” she says. “I think the Queen is clever enough to realise Meghan is an asset.”
The Queen and Meghan now share a special friendship and have been spotted out and about engaging in conversation and laughter.
“[Their meeting] was helped by the Queen’s corgis who recognised Meghan as a dog lover,” says De Vries. “The Queen went out of her way to welcome Meghan at the Buckingham Palace staff Christmas party.”
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