The Queen ‘doesn’t have an intimate relationship’ with Kate because they don’t have much in common, royal expert claims – but Meghan ‘makes her laugh’
- Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, revealed royal relationships
- Said Kate, 37, has formal relationship as she ‘holds Queen’s hope for the future’
- She told how Meghan, 37, and her Majesty, 93, share a common interest in dogs
- Meghan and Queen shared a joke on first royal engagement together last year
The Queen ‘doesn’t have an intimate relationship’ with the Duchess of Cambridge – but the Duchess of Sussex ‘makes her laugh,’ a royal expert has claimed.
Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, has revealed that some members of the royal family have a much closer bond than others.
‘The Queen admires Kate tremendously but does not have an intimate relationship with her as they don’t have much in common,’ she told Fabulous Digital.
‘I think the Queen and Kate have a more serious relationship as obviously Kate holds all the Queen’s hope for the future and she would not want to do anything to upset that.’
Getting on famously! The Queen and the Duchess of Sussex shared a joke on their first royal engagement together on June 14, 2018 when they watched a ceremony to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge
The Duchess of Cambridge and the Queen appeared more serious when they officially opened Bush House on March 19 at King’s College London
The expert went on to question what Kate, 37, and Her Majesty, 93, would have in common apart from their royal duties, and claimed their relationship is much more formal.
‘The common bond with Kate would be her children and I can’t imagine the Queen spending too much time talking about them; she is a very shy woman.’
Meghan, also 37, showed her growing bond with the Queen when they carried out their first official engagements together in Cheshire on June 18 last year, just a month after her wedding.
They seemed to get on famously, with Meghan giggling and whispering into the Queen’s ear while watching a children’s performance at the opening of a bridge across the River Mersey in Widnes.
The royal expert also said the Queen adores Harry’s sense of humour and shares an interest in dogs with Meghan. Pictured, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex pose for a photo with their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, in St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019
Royal expert Ingrid Seward said: ‘I think the Queen and Kate have a more serious relationship as obviously Kate holds all the Queen’s hope for the future.’ Pictured, Prince William, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Louis, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte at the Trooping of the Colour ceremony in London on June 8 this year
‘With Meghan she would tread very carefully and do her best to make her feel at home,’ she told the publication.
‘They have a love of dogs in common and Meghan knows how to make her laugh.’
The royal editor also highlighted that while the Monarch has a close relationship to Prince William and Prince Harry, they don’t see each other frequently.
While she got to know William when he was at school at Eton and adores Harry’s sense of humour, it’s those that she spends most time with that she has closest ties to.
Ingrid added that the Queen has a particularly good relationship with her eldest granddaughter Zara Tindall, 38, her husband Mike, 40, and her brother Peter Phillips, 41 .
Last Tuesday, ITV’s racing coverage showed Mike making the Queen laugh when he removed his top hat to reveal a miniature replica tucked inside at Royal Ascot.
He later revealed it was made of chocolate and was a gift he was taking home for his five-year-old daughter, Mia.
The former-rugby player performed his entertaining routine to the amusement of Sophie Wessex and Princess Beatrice – but when asked whether the Queen found the magic trick funny, he replied: ‘They are your words, not mine!’
Firm friends! The Queen and Meghan showed their lighthearted bond as they laughed together during an opening ceremony for the new Mersey Gateway Bridge in June last year