Many people like to draw parallels between Megan, the Duchess of Sussex and her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana. Although the two ladies share some similarities, they also had significantly different life experiences.
For example, Megan and Diana remembered differently when it came to meeting Queen Elizabeth for the first time.
Megan Markle had a positive experience meeting Queen Elizabeth
Megan first met Her Majesty when she was still dating Prince Harry.
According to the biography Finding freedom by Omid Scoby and Carolyn Durand, who contributed from Megan, the meeting took place at Buckingham Palace. The queen was only supposed to meet Megan for an hour, but things were going so well that Megan and the queen were five minutes away.
In the interview for the engagement of Megan and Harry, Harry also shared that Her Majesty’s famous corgis immediately liked Megan. He said, “I’ve been barking for the last 33 years and he’s coming in, absolutely nothing, just wagging his tails.”
During a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, Megan also spoke about her attachment to Her Majesty. “The queen has always been wonderful to me,” she said, according to Harper’s Bazaar.
Princess Diana was more nervous when she met the queen
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It is said that Diana’s first meeting with Queen Elizabeth was in Balmoral. At that moment, she had only met Prince Charles for a short time.
As Diana shared with Andrew Morton in the book Diana: Her true story in her own words, she was “horrified” by the experience.
“I was horrified – on ** bricks,” she said. “I was scared because I had never stayed in Balmoral and I wanted to fix it. The expectation was worse than the actual presence. “
However, Diana said things were “fine” after the initial nervousness disappeared.
Does Queen Elizabeth have a better relationship with Megan Markle?
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It is well known to many royal followers that Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana had a complicated relationship. While Her Majesty supported Diana in some way, the late princess also accused her mother-in-law of abandoning her when she needed help.
For example, Diana once remembered going to the queen for advice on how to save her marriage. She explained, “I went to the top lady and said, ‘I don’t know what to do.’ She said, “I don’t know what to do.” And that was it. It was “help.”
Some fans believe that Queen Elizabeth has a better relationship with Megan. Eventually, Megan got the chance to accompany the queen on her engagement as soon as she got married – a privilege that is not easy to obtain. Queen Elizabeth also showed support for Megan and Harry after they both resigned as senior royalty.
However, some experts believe that Her Majesty’s and Megan’s relationship may be a little more complicated than these anecdotes. Royal reporter Dan Watton wrote for The Sun in 2018 that the queen claims to have warned Harry about Megan’s “behavior and attitude” after an incident occurred during the planning of their wedding.
In addition, a body language expert analyzed the interview with Oprah and said that Megan’s body language may contradict some of the warm words she says about Queen Elizabeth.