Queen likes Meghan Markle because she 'recognizes' that she makes Prince Harry very happy, claims author
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are currently expecting their first child together after they got married in May last year
It has been almost a year since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot at the St. George's Chapel on May 19 last year. The Duchess of Sussex seems to have managed to develop a bond with the Queen very quickly.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl shared with Fox News, "I think what was most surprising, and refreshingly so, was how warmly included and accepted Meghan was. It was very important, I was told, to [Prince] Harry that he had the seal of approval from his father (Prince Charles), from his brother (Prince William) and his sister-in-law (Kate Middleton), but also from Her Majesty the Queen."
Nicholl recently wrote a book titled 'Harry and Meghan: Life, Loss, and Love' on Harry's romance and relationship with Meghan Markle and how their relationship is changing the monarchy. The book also has interviews from friends close to the pair as well as those who have worked with Harry, among many others.
Nicholl believes that it was extremely important for Harry to get the Queen's approval, not just because of her status in the family, but because he had become very close to her after the death of his mother, Princess Diana of Wales, in 1997.
"Harry has a very close relationship with his grandmother. He wanted the queen’s approval. It’s why he took Meghan to spend time in Windsor and a lot of their courtship was conducted in Windsor. It’s why he took Meghan to meet the queen at Buckingham Palace. I have been pleasantly surprised by how readily the queen, particularly, has welcomed Meghan into the royal family," Nicholl said.
Not everyone was sure whether Meghan Markle would be easily accepted in the family and critics questioned whether the two would fit. Nicholl, on the other hand, believes that the Queen has given Meghan her official stamp of approval.
"I’ve been quite impressed by how much responsibility the queen has given Meghan. The queen likes Meghan. She recognizes how happy Meghan makes Harry, but she also sees how capable Meghan is as a royal. She showed them how much she thought of Meghan in the early days before they were actually married when she invited Meghan to be a part of the Commonwealth Day service. Quite an important event in the royal calendar," Nicholl shared.
"And there was Meghan before she was actually married into the royal family," Nicholl explained.
Meghan and Harry are currently expecting their first child together after revealing the pregnancy to the world last year in October.