Queen Elizabeth is getting along great with her new daughter-in-law, Meghan Markle. The former actress has hit the road with Her Majesty on several occasions since tying the knot with Prince Harry, and she just might be Elizabeth’s new bestie.
Despite reports that pit Elizabeth against Markle, there is some strong photographic evidence that proves the Queen adores the Suits alum.
Elizabeth was absolutely beaming when she met up with Markle this week at the Royal Ascot, one of the most famous horse races in Britain. The two were joined by other members of the royal family – including Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla – and it was clear based on the photos that Elizabeth and Markle are developing a strong bond.
This was not the first royal engagement for Markle and Elizabeth. According to People, Markle joined Her Majesty a few weeks ago for a trip to Cheshire. The pair enjoyed a ride together on the Queen’s overnight train and arrived for the opening of the Mersey Gateway Bridge the following morning. Over 80 children were in attendance at the event, which marked Markle’s first engagement with Elizabeth since the wedding last month.
Markle is being trained by one of Elizabeth’s former aides named Samantha Cohen. The actress is being taught the ins and outs of royal protocol and how to behave in public. So far, Markle has been a quick study and is clearly well loved by her new family.
Markle joined the royal family last month when she tied the knot with Harry inside of St. George’s Chapel. The wedding attracted over 600 guests and 29 million fans, who watched the ceremony live on TV.
While Elizabeth’s relationship with Markle continues to develop, she has plenty of things to be thankful for this year. Britain’s longest ruling monarch witnessed yet another birth in family when her granddaughter, Zara Tindall, had a girl this week.
The birth comes a few months after Kate Middleton and Prince William gave birth to their third child, Prince Louis. William and Middleton’s son was born a mere two days following Elizabeth’s 92nd birthday and is now fifth in line to inherit the crown.
Markle and Queen Elizabeth have not commented on their budding relationship. The two have faced increasingly negative rumors over the past few weeks, though the recent photos are clear evidence that Meghan Markle is fitting in just fine in her new home.