Channel 5 documentary ‘Harry & Meghan vs the Monarchy’ has revealed some fascinating new details about Meghan’s first meeting with the Queen. While meeting the Royal Family would be a daunting prospect for many, it seems the Duchess of Sussex got on “extremely well” with her now grandmother-in-law.
Harry and Meghan went on their first date in July 2016, a few months before news of their courtship was leaked.
According to royal expert Ashley Pearson, the first meeting between Meghan and the Queen went “extremely well”.
She said: “It actually ran over, which is an extraordinary thing for the way the Queen keeps her schedule.
“Meghan was very warmly welcomed.
“Here she is – articulate, bright, intelligent, well-spoken, beautiful, elegant – what is not to like?”
During her interview with Oprah, Meghan gave her own account of their first meeting at Royal Lodge in Windsor.
She said: “I remember Harry and I were in the car and he says, ‘Ok, well my grandmother’s going to be there so you’re going to meet her’.
“I said, ‘Ok great! I loved my grandmother, I used to take care of my grandmother’.
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“The Queen has always been wonderful to me.”
Royal expert Jennie Bond gave an insight in the documentary about Meghan’s first meeting with Prince Charles.
She said: “She probably marched in there and just got on famously.
“Because she is a woman with lots of opinions, lots of views, and a confident woman.
“Those are the kind of attributes that Charles likes.”