After all the family drama, fans assumed that Queen Elizabeth may not have been welcoming Meghan Markle into the royal family with open arms. But a recent picture proves that the Queen not only approves of Markle, but may be a fan of her rescue beagle too.
Introducing your fur baby to new people can often be a difficult task because when it comes to strangers, pets always know what’s up. But, it looks like Meghan Markle’s pet beagle Guy is having no trouble assimilating to royal life and all the new people in his world, and there is even a picture to prove it. The day before Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding, a photographer snapped a shot of the rescued beagle in the backseat of the car with his new bestie, the Queen.
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The pic is cute, but if that’s not sweet enough, it seems that Guy also showed up at the royal wedding reception and enjoyed bits of food that fell on the floor.
As HelloGiggles reports, as soon as Markle and Prince Harry exchanged vows last weekend she became the Duchess of Sussex. And, that means her adopted beagle is the first ever American royal dog. He relocated to the U.K. last year with the former actress when she moved to London to be with her now-husband, and it looks like he is living the doggy dream.
And, it seems that the Queen’s Corgis are also fans of Markle. During their engagement interview, viewers found out that when she first met the notoriously hard to please pooches, they jumped right into her lap.
“For the last 33 years, I’ve been barked at. This one walks in, and absolutely nothing!” joked Prince Harry. “Just wagging tails.”
Markle smiled and added, “It was very sweet.”
Guy may be making the royal transition easily, but the Duchess of Sussex will get some help during her first few months in the family. Samantha Cohen, the Queen’s former assistant private secretary, will now be the Duke and Duchess’ interim private secretary until next spring, and she will help Markle with becoming an effective member of the royal family.
Markle plans on touring the country and meeting with charities while seeking advice from different people. Sources say it will be “six months of listening.”
During Markle’s engagement to Prince Harry, she met with Cohen who briefed her on several royal subjects like the workings of the monarchy and she also taught her about the Commonwealth.
Other advisers of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex include Edward Lane Fox, who has been Prince Harry’s private secretary for the last five years, and American Jason Knauf, Kensington Palace’s communications secretary.
Assistant private secretary for the Duchess will be Amy Pickerill, and Sir David Manning is a part-time adviser to both Prince William and Prince Harry on government matters and foreign affairs.
Queen Elizabeth and Meghan Markle have not made a public appearance together since the wedding.