How Queen Elizabeth Might Be Actually Adoring Meghan Markle's Rule-Breaking Approach

I don’t go by the rule book … I lead from the heart, not the head.

Duchess Meghan has been quite controversial since her introduction to the British Royal Family, with her off-the-protocol outfits, fashion faux pas, unique hairstyles, pregnancy rules' breaches, and so much more. She has become a sort of a master at breaking the rules. 

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Today marks the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth - a family of 53 countries working together to promote democracy, protect human rights, regenerate the environment, and focus not on what makes us different - but rather what we have in ‘common.’ What unites us versus what divides us. Representing nearly one third of the world’s population, 60% of whom are under the age of 30, the Commonwealth also serves as a champion for youth empowerment, which is a key focus of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Her Majesty The Queen serves as patron of the @queens_commonwealth_trust, which Their Royal Highnesses proudly serve as President and Vice-President of. The Duke is also Commonwealth Youth Ambassador. Through The Duke and Duchess’ Commonwealth travels, they have worked with and supported young leaders on mobilizing youth engagement, and working towards a more unified future that spearheads progress, sustainability, optimism, and taking action. With that said, Mozambique, a member state of the Commonwealth, is currently enduring Cyclone Kenneth, the most destructive natural disaster the northern coast has ever experienced. On the heels of Cyclone Idai (where over 1000 people lost their lives) this cyclone will leave the people of Mozambique victim to catastrophic flooding, food insecurity, displacement, and obliteration of their homes and villages. If you’d like to help, please visit DEC.org.uk Photo credit: Chris Jackson & Samir Hussein

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And most of the fuss she has created apparently comes from the fact that the Queen gets quite upset when her family does not follow the protocols. But is Elizabeth II really annoyed at Meghan's Hollywood tendencies? How is their relationship? Let's dive deeper into this matter to find it out! 

BEING A LITTLE CONDESCENDING

It seems to many people that the Queen has been quite acquiescent with the new Duchess of Sussex even before she entered the royal family. Take, for instance, Christmas celebration. It has always been a special time for the British monarchy, but a very private one indeed.

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Today The Duke of Sussex attended a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace alongside Her Majesty The Queen and other Members of The Royal Family. The Queen hosts Garden Parties as a means of recognizing guests for the good work they are doing in their communities, a tradition steeped in history and dating back to the 1860s during Queen Victoria’s reign. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended their first official Garden Party as a couple last May at Buckingham Palace just days after their wedding, in celebration of The Prince of Wales’ charity work, patronages and military affiliations. Today, The Duke of Sussex met with several guests including those that he and The Duchess extended a personal invitation to based on their extensive work in the community. His Royal Highness met with a representative of @africanparksnetwork (of which he is President), a mental health consultant for @weareinvictusgames and countless others who are leading by example with high impact cause driven work. The Duke also greeted several representatives of The Duchess’ patronages on her behalf, as she is on maternity leave and was unable to attend. These include members from @themayhew @thenationaltheatre and @smartworkscharity as well as The Association of Commonwealth Universities. Amongst the 8,000 people attending today were Members of the Armed Services, Ambassadors as well as those who have made a positive impact through the arts, charity work and volunteering. Thank you to volunteers, staff and all of those who dedicate their time and energy to working towards the collective good. We appreciate all that you do 👏

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Only members of the family used to be invited to the festivities, but that was until 2017. Two years ago, Meghan was just Prince Harry's fiancée. However, due to the grandson's request, the Queen allowed Meghan to attend the holiday gathering.

And speaking of Christmas, Her Majesty had another sign of admiration for her newest granddaughter in law when Doria Ragland, Meg's mother, was also invited to Sandringham for the holiday. It is very rare that a non-royal joins these festivities, which marks the Queen's respect for Harry's wife. 

THAT'S NOT ALL

But these are only a couple of the exceptions the ruler has made with Meg. The fact that she is also a divorcée says a lot. Marrying a divorced person is already quite problematic and has always caused turmoil amidst the royals. 

In fact, the Queen did not allow her younger sister, Princess Margaret, to marry a divorcé. Also, she didn't attend her own son's wedding to Camilla Parker, which, by the way, couldn't take place at a church. However, with Meghan, things were far from being troubled. 

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex continued their tour in Fiji today. The Duke began the day by meeting Fijian war veterans today - some of whom served with the British Armed Forces - at the Fiji War Memorial. Links between the British Military and Fiji continue to this day with more than 1250 Fijians currently serving in the British Army. Then, joined by The Duchess, Their Royal Highnesses watched a cultural performance on the effects of climate change the University of the South Pacific campus in Suva, before meeting students studying subjects from agriculture to women’s development. The Duke travelled Colo-i-Suva Forest Park - an indigenous forest site housing many flora and fauna native to Fiji, and species including the Fiji Tree Frog. His Royal Highness dedicated the site to The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy an met school children, student conservators, representatives from sustainable tourism industries, and local landowners and villagers to see how the rainforest impacts upon their education and livelihoods. Meanwhile, The Duchess attended a morning tea at the British High Commissioner’s Residence to showcase women's organisations which operate throughout Fiji. 📸 Press Association

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The ruler of England allowed the former actress to tie the knot at a church, despite being a divorcée just like Camilla and Princess Margaret's beau. Moreover, the Queen did attend the ceremony, although she did not do so when Charles and Camilla tied the knot in 2005. 

The list could continue with the traditions Meg did not follow at her wedding or the numerous times she did not follow the fashion rules. But Queen Elizabeth II has been more than flexible with Duchess Meghan, what only evinces a good relationship between them.

Besides that, if the very Queen has broken royal protocols herself, it is safe to assume she'd not be distraught at Meghan doing the same, right? The Duchess has undoubtedly ruffled a few royal feathers on several occasions, but many people consider it is about time to modernize the British royalty. And she seems to be doing so!

SOME GOOD THINGS IN COMMON

Meghan and Elizabeth II's strong bond began with one curious thing in common: dogs. As Express stated, the ruler was thrilled when she found out Meghan's love of dogs. The very Harry said that her grandma's corgis always barked at him, but when Meghan walked in, there was absolutely nothing. Even the pooches loved her! 

Apart from their shared passion for furry friends, Meghan has some traits the Queen admires. As US Weekly described, Meghan did not lose time to demonstrate how polite, intelligent and keen to learn she is. Besides that, the source also stated: 

"Her enthusiasm towards living a life of service and humanitarianism excites the queen, and it’s just the type of vim and vigor she likes to see in someone." 

A LOT OF STAMINA

Some months ago, there was some buzz around the resignation of Meghan's assistant and other members of the royal household. The situation came as a real shock to everyone, but it was mainly attributed to Meghan's perfectionist personality, demands, and energy.

Daily Mail explained that Meg tended to have a 16-hour work day while she was shooting 'Suits,' with impressive energy and work ethics. And now that she is a royal, her hectic agenda hasn't changed much. According to the source, she is an early riser who is up every day at 5:00 am. 

And right after opening her eyes, she starts bombarding the staff with emails and text messages riddled with new ideas and requests. Allegedly, the royal personnel had never experienced anything like Meghan’s formidable work ethic and her incessant stream of ideas about how to shape her role. 

The West Coast energy indeed came as a shocker to the palace workers, but it seems that it fits like a glove to the Queen. According to Elle, the Queen feels amazed by Markle's stamina, and even more now that she is heavily pregnant. Although she is about to give birth to her firstborn, she hasn't stopped with a stream of engagements so late into her pregnancy. 

The source also revealed that the Duchess might receive a letter from the Sovereign praising her, which is a rare honor from the Queen. But it could be because she respects loyalty and hard work above everything. And it seems that Meg totally deserves it.

A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP

Despite the constant family drama and myriad rumors about Meghan, it appears that her relationship with the Queen is as solid as ever. Elle also unveiled the two female royals have a loving and genuine warmth between them.

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The Queen and The Duchess visited the @storyhouselive to formally open the building which is a library, theatre and cinema. It runs 2,000 activities per year for local communities. First Her Majesty and The Duchess viewed a storytelling session for nursery children and met the Storyhouse Young Leaders - local young people who work across the organisation to develop new skills. HM and HRH met people who attend “Digital Buddies ” which is a free IT intergenerational skills workshop and drop-in for anyone aged over-50, and Improv Gym which is a weekly drama workshop for the over-50s. They saw part of the current theatre production and then a choir of over 300 primary school aged children, from 11 schools across Cheshire West and Chester performed the song: Drop in the Ocean. Finally, Her Majesty unveiled a plaque and HM and HRH received lovely posies. From two members of Storyhouse’s Youth Theatre: Lilja Fagan, aged 7 and Nye Egan-Simon, aged 6. #RoyalVisitCheshire

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They can be seen giggling and enjoying every time they are together, sipping some tea or doing some other activities. Besides, Express reported that the two women had forged such a strong bond that they've started to spend one-to-one time together. 

HAVING A SAY

Since the royal wedding last May, Meghan has been paving her own way as a Duchess, doing this a bit differently than the rest of the royal members and having a more significant impact. Elle stated that the Queen is especially interested in her granddaughter in law's perspective on global issues and current events.

Read more: Prince Charles Was Crying Before His Wedding Day And Prince Harry May Not Be Charles’ Son.

Markle is renown for being outspoken and strong-willed as well as having interested in arts, education, animals, and women issues. She is an active humanitarian and philanthropist as well. The same passion for such matters can be seen in the Queen, who has been the patron of charities and foundations supporting these causes.

Perhaps, that is why Elizabeth trusted the Duchess of Sussex to hand her in some of her patronages. As Express explained, Meg is now the patron of the National Theatre and the Association of Commonwealth Universities that previously belonged to Her Majesty. This mere fact shows the respect Elizabeth II has for Markle. 

Read more: Royal Family's Revelations About The 'Difficult Relationships' Of Charles And His Father

Queen Elizabeth, on her side, is a courageous and strong woman who has succeeded as a monarch for quite a long time. Perhaps, she sees some of her own strengths on Meghan, and it's very likely she feels proud for the wife Prince Harry chose, according to CheatSheet

Meghan's personality and her unique way of being a royal remind us of her late mother-in-law. The People's Princess once said, "I don’t go by the rule book… I lead from the heart, not the head." And it appears that the Duchess is living up to those words.

With everything that was mentioned, it is safe to assume that Meghan and the Queen's relationship is more than fine. And maybe it is going to get better over time! Do you agree with this? Let us know in the comment section down below, and stay tuned for more fantastic articles about royalty. Till next time! 

Source: Daily MailExpressElleUS WeeklyCheatSheet

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