Marrying a member of the royal family is never easy, but it sounds like Meghan Markle is already making a great impression on Queen Elizabeth II. Ahead of their wedding in May, insiders claim that Her Majesty thinks that Markle has been a “positive” influence in Prince Harry’s life, which is pretty much as good as it gets.
According to Closer Weekly, Markle faced an uphill battle in gaining Queen Elizabeth’s approval. Not only was Markle joining the family as a famous American actress – who had filmed several raunchy sex scenes – but she also had a tendency to break royal protocols in public.
Although the Suits star is not the typical royal fiancée, author Katie Nicholl, who wrote Harry: Life, Loss and Love, revealed that Elizabeth and Markle immediately clicked and get along great.
“But everything I heard from the sources I spoke to was that she really felt from the outset that Meghan was a positive person in Prince Harry’s life. That she made him very happy and that she was really very supportive,” Nicholl explained.
Nicholl added that Elizabeth gave Markle and Harry complete control over their wedding and gave them the green light to do whatever they wanted. This is a very generous move, especially considering how Elizabeth will be opening up her own home for the wedding ceremony.
That said, it’s not particularly surprising that Elizabeth adores Markle because she shares a close bond with Harry and his brother, Prince William. She is also thrilled at the prospect of Harry finally getting married and couldn’t be happier for him.
Markle and William are set to tie the knot at St. George’s Chapel on May 19. With only a few months to go, more and more details are being leaked about the big day.
In the most recent development, insiders close to Markle say that she is planning on selecting her best friend for the maid of honor instead of Kate Middleton. We don’t know for sure who Markle will pick for the honor, but Jessica Mulroney, Markle’s longtime stylist and good friend, is a good bet.
Markle and Mulroney have been friends ever since she started playing Rachel Zane on Suits. The two are so close that Markle and Harry hid in her apartment after their romance was made public.
When the news broke, Harry was visiting Markle in Toronto and wasn’t ready to confirm the reports. To avoid being caught, the couple spent the weekend at Mulroney’s place until things settled down.
Although Middleton won’t be Markle’s maid of honor, she has developed a close bond with the actress in recent months.
In fact, Markle has reportedly turned to Middleton for advice on how to adjust to life as a royal. Middleton has been more than happy about giving Markle pointers and it sounds like their friendship is off to a great start.
Kensington Palace nor Queen Elizabeth have not commented on the latest rumors surrounding Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding.