It is not a secret that Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth are very close. In fact, they are so close that Meghan calls her grandmother-in-law as ‘mama’ in private. Let’s learn what’s the reason behind this and more about their relationship.
Meghan Markle Refers to Queen Elizabeth as ‘Mama’
The Duchess of Sussex has a very close relationship with Her Majesty, even though she bows to her in public. Meghan has a very sweet name for her grandmother-in-law; she refers to her as ‘mama.’ This is the same nickname Princess Diana had for the queen. It is suggested that Meghan probably got to know the monarch as well as Princess Diana did. Shortly after the wedding with Prince Harry, Meghan went on a solo trip with Her Majesty. Just for comparison, Kate Middleton went on her first solo engagement with Queen Elizabeth eight years ago. It means that Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth share a deeper connection. By referring to the queen as ‘mama,’ Megan honors Princess Diana and the relationship she had with Her Majesty.
Queen Elizabeth Loves Meghan
The queen really likes Meghan Markle, and she has proven that by inviting her and her husband to the family’s Christmas celebration. This happened during the time the couple was engaged. This might not sound like a big deal, but attending Christmas before marriage goes against traditional royal protocol.
Her Majesty is Very Generous with the Duchess of Sussex
Queen Elizabeth is known to gift the property to all of her family members. However, she wants to spoil the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Hence, she has gifted them with York Cottage, which is on the grounds of Sandringham Estate. Moreover, she gave the couple Adelaide Cottage on Windsor Estate and is currently covering the renovation cost, which is allegedly around $3 million.
Queen Elizabeth Knows How Powerful Meghan Is
Her Majesty understands Meghan’s power and how influential she is in public. The public supports the young couple, and that tremendous amount of support is crucial for the royal family’s existence. So, she wasn’t against the idea of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to create their household.