Many people like to draw parallels between Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana. While the two ladies do share some similarities, they have also had vastly different life experiences.
For example, Meghan and Diana had different recollection when it comes to meeting Queen Elizabeth for the first time.
Meghan Markle had a positive experience meeting Queen Elizabeth
Meghan first met Her Majesty when she was still dating Prince Harry.
According to the biography Finding Freedom by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, which had contributions from Meghan, the meeting took place in Buckingham Palace. The queen was only supposed to meet Meghan for one hour, but things went so well that Meghan and the queen went five minutes over the allotted time.
In Meghan and Harry’s engagement interview, Harry also shared that Her Majesty’s famous corgis took a liking to Meghan instantly. He said, “For the last 33 years, I’ve been barked at, and this one walks in, absolutely nothing, just wagging tails.”
During a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan also talked about her fondness for Her Majesty. “The queen has always been wonderful to me,” she said, as reported by Harper’s Bazaar.
Princess Diana was more nervous when meeting the queen