All the Ways Queen Elizabeth Has Shown Her Acceptance of Meghan Markle

Madison Breaux | Jul 6, 2018 Celebrities
All the Ways Queen Elizabeth Has Shown Her Acceptance of Meghan Markle
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There's no denying that Queen Elizabeth is a tough person to crack. With decades on the job, she's seen and done just about everything, and because the royal family holds everyone and everything to such high standards, getting her approval is pretty difficult. But her new granddaughter-in-law, Meghan Markle, seems to be doing a great job in winning over the queen's heart. Ever since the engagement announcement, the Queen has done nothing but show her support for the new duchess. 

From gifts to special trips, the Queen has definitely let her actions speak louder than words, and all of her actions point to Meghan winning her over time and time again. 

And although any marriage often involves pleasing the in-laws, Meghan had a task like no other person (except maybe Kate Middleton) has had to deal with. Getting an in with your fiancé's family is one thing, but when that family is the royal family of England, the situation gets 100 times more tricky. But the duchess has definitely held her own. She's passed every test with flying colors, and we think the Queen has noticed. 

The Duchess of Sussex has only been officially part of the royal family for a few weeks now, but Queen Elizabeth has already shown that she's going to make her feel very welcome. Here are all the times she undoubtedly showed her approval of Meghan. 

  • Their Solo Trip to Chester

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    Earlier in June, the Queen and Meghan Markle embarked on their first solo trip together and even spent the night on the royal train. Not too many people can say they've had a sleepover with the Queen of England -- but Meghan has!

  • Meghan Visiting for Christmas

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    The Norfolk estate where the Queen usually spends her Christmas holiday is the place to be during the holiday, but the monarch usually keeps the guest list to family and spouses. But just a few weeks after announcing their engagement, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made their way to the holiday home. 

  • Pearl Earrings

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    During their first trip together, Queen Elizabeth gifted Meghan with a pair of pearl and diamond earrings that look almost exactly like a pair the monarch wears all the time. Is Queen E trying to turn the duchess into a mini version of herself? Sure looks like it!

  • She Gave Her Approval Without Hesitation 

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    Queen Elizabeth reportedly had very few qualms about giving Prince Harry her permission to propose to and marry Meghan. Can we blame her?? Nope. 

  • The Corgis Loved Meghan

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    During their engagement video, Prince Harry revealed that the Queen's corgis immediately took to Meghan and laid sweetly at her feet. And if there's one way straight into Queen E's heart, it's most definitely through her precious dogs. 

  • She Let Meghan Wear An Off-the-Shoulder Dress

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    The royals have very strict fashion regulations, but somehow Queen Elizabeth was OK with Meghan showing her shoulders with her wedding gown. The Queen might be willing to bend the rules for her new granddaughter-in-law. 

  • The Handwritten Letter

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    Just days before the wedding, Queen Elizabeth signed the Instrument of Consent for the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan. Well there it is: the Queen's approval in writing. 

  • Meghan and Prince Harry's First Royal Tour

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    Less than a year after they are married, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will embark on their first official royal tour and will be visiting several countries of the Commonwealth. This is a pretty hefty responsibility, so the Queen must really trust these two as a pair. 

  • Unwavering Support During Meghan's Family Drama

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    Meghan's father and half-sister have been causing nonstop drama ever since the engagement announcement, but the palace has stuck by the duchess through it all. And we have to guess the Queen is behind all of it. 

  • Meghan's Dog Had the Ultimate Car Buddy

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    Just days before the wedding, the Queen was spotted with a new and very adorable car passenger: Meghan's beagle! Looks like Queen Elizabeth is trying to bond with just about everyone in Meghan's life. Canines aren't excluded. 

  • The Queen Might Let Meghan Call Her by Her Nickname

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    Princess Diana called the Queen "Mama," and pretty soon, she might allow Meghan to also call her by the same term of endearment. But for now, she'll have to stick to "Your Majesty."

  • They Make Each Other Laugh

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    During their trip together, the Duchess of Sussex and the Queen were all smiles and laughs. Being able to make Queen Elizabeth smile that big in public is certainly a special talent. Good job, Meghan. 

  • Meghan Attended Royal Ascot Just Weeks After the Wedding

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    It took Kate Middleton five years to attend the event with the Queen. Now this really says something about the way the monarch feels about Meghan joining the family. 

  • The Queen Reportedly Helped Plan the Wedding

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    Now, obviously the Queen had to have her hand in some aspects of the royal wedding, but she also reportedly helped Meghan with some of the more fun elements of the ceremony. Think Meghan asked her advice on the flowers?

  • She Gives Meghan Big Responsibilities 

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    In June, the Queen gave Meghan the job of welcoming visitors of the Queen's Young Leaders program to Buckingham Palace -- a task which the monarch has done for years and held very close to her heart.

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