Meghan Markle was a granddaughter-in-law to the late Queen Elizabeth II.
Meghan and the monarch appeared to have a respectful and friendly relationship.
They were photographed over the years both in public and at private events.
In December 2018, Queen Elizabeth II appeared to break royal tradition by inviting Meghan Markle to Christmas lunch before she was married to Prince Harry.
Meghan showed her respect for the monarch from the beginning. As the Queen departed their lunch, Meghan curtsied goodbye, marking her first public curtsy to Her Majesty.
Speaking to Oprah in 2021, Meghan said the Queen had been "wonderful" to her and that she reminded her of her grandmother. This was apparent from the outset, as Meghan was included in many family events.
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Meghan and Prince Harry tied the knot at St George's Chapel on May 19, 2018. The Queen attended the ceremony and she also formally approved the union, as per tradition, Town & Country reports.
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In June 2018, Meghan and the Queen embarked on their first joint royal engagement in Cheshire, England. During the trip, the monarch gifted Meghan a pair of earrings — which Meghan wore to the monarch's funeral in September 2022.
The visit appeared to be a success, as the pair were photographed smiling and laughing together.
Meghan was by the Queen's side for formal photo calls. In this photo, Harry, Meghan, and the Queen posed with a group of attendees at an awards ceremony in June 2018.
They appeared in public together, even when there were rumors about Meghan and Harry's rift with the royal family. One of their last photos together was in March 2019.
Queen Elizabeth died at the age of 96 on September 8, 2022. Meghan curtsied to the monarch's coffin as a mark of respect during a memorial service in London.
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