It’s no secret that the entire royal household got a big shakeup when Meghan Markle stepped onto the scene, and it only seems to be changing with each passing day.
From the moment Harry and Meghan got engaged, fans could instantly tell a difference. Meghan is far different from any other member of the royal family, which is certainly to be expected since her life leading up to this moment couldn’t have been more polar opposite.
She had to immediately learn a whole new way of life, the proper way to dress for various events and occasions, a rundown on royal etiquette, on top of numerous protocols with which she was expected to adhere. Needless to say, she had her work cut out for her.
One thing she made sure to do, though, was to never lose “Meghan” along the way. In spite of it all, she’s managed to bend the rules here and there, adding her opinions, flairs, and decisions to matters whether she’s technically allowed to do so or not.
When doing stuff like this, one naturally runs the risk of ruffling some feathers, particularly those of the one who set them in the first place - Queen Elizabeth.
While we never will truly know what occurs behind closed palace doors, some royal correspondents and experts have the inside intel on some conversations that have happened and one in particular just got exposed about an altercation Meghan had with the Queen.
It all started during the preparations for the grand Sussex wedding. If you’ve had the privilege of watching any of them take place, you know just how intricate, ornate, and over-the-top some of the aspects of the grand event can be. With that being said, the Queen makes sure to keep her eyes peeled to ensure all goes off without a hitch and, in the end, the couple is happy with their gloriously spectacular day.
When it came to post-wedding menu planning, Meghan made it a point to let everyone know that she would like a “macrobiotic alternative” served in order to cater to some of the attendees who follow this strict diet plan. When sampling the option she was provided, that’s when it all went down.
“[Meghan] got very upset when she felt she could taste egg in a dish when she was told there was no egg in there, and she said, ‘No, I can taste it. I can taste there’s egg in the dish,” royal correspondent Katie Nicholl recalled.
“I think there was a bit of an upset when suddenly the Queen walked in because, of course, this was Windsor Castle - this is her home. And she just quietly took Meghan to the side and said, ‘Meghan, in this family, we don’t speak to people like that,’” she finished.
Ouch. This was certainly a quick wake up call to Meghan to be pulled aside and addressed by the Queen when it comes to manners. While there have been numerous rumors of how Meghan has done many other things to ruffle feathers and stir up dissension, she seems to still have grace from the Queen.
“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. And there was Meghan before she was actually married into the royal family,” Nicholl stated.
This, above all else, just goes to show Queen Elizabeth’s character. She will keep the peace and instill order in her household but if she trusts you, it will be wildly apparent. We’re glad to see the two royal women getting along, especially since they’re forever family now!