With recent rumours of a potential rivalry between the Sussex and Cambridge camps, royal fans believe this might suggest her Majesty prefers Meghan and Harry to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Twitter reacted accordingly:
"The positioning of the photos is so strategic," one person tweeted.
"The fact that she’s put Harry and Meghan in a picture in front of the Cambridges is very interesting," said another.
"She’s definitely hinting that she prefers Harry and Meg," said a third.
On the other hand, it is likely that the pictures are positioned the way they are because of their size rather than order of preference - Meghan and Harry's photo appeared to be smaller.
The editor of Majesty Magazine, Ingrid Seward said, "I think the Queen and Kate have a more serious relationship as obviously Kate holds all the Queen’s hope for the future and she would not want to do anything to upset that."
According to Seward, Kate - who is a mother to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis - has a more formal relationship with the Queen, based on royal protocol.
She added: "I can’t see what she would have in common with Kate apart from her royal duties."
On the other hand, the Duchess of Sussex, who joined the royal family when she married Prince Harry in May 2018, has bonded with the Monarch through her easygoing nature and sense of humour.
"With Meghan, she would tread very carefully and do her best to make her feel at home."
"They have a love of dogs in common and Meghan knows how to make her laugh," Ingrid revealed to the publication.
Recently, however, Meghan was warned that her political stance could create problems for the royal family.
After heavily focusing September's British Vogue - which she initially was invited to feature in but instead chose to guest edit - on promoting different causes, royal experts are concerned the Duchess is swimming too close to the "political sphere."
"For a member of the Royal Family to take such an inadvertently political stance is always a bad idea because they are funded by the taxpayers and therefore they have an obligation to remain above the political sphere," journalist Toby Young told talkRADIO.