A new book, Royals at War, produced by investigative journalists Dylan Howard and Andy Tillett, said Meghan was taken under “the Queen’s wing” when she joined the firm. Howard and Tillett’s account states that the former Suits star “was showered with gifts and guidance to help her take on the new royal role.” A source told the book: “Her Majesty has seen it all and could offer some useful advice to the Duchess (Meghan).
“Meghan would do well to nurture that relationship and have a cup of tea with the Queen.
“Meghan doesn’t need an invitation.”
It was also claimed that the Queen loaned Meghan one of her own trusted aides when she began performing royal duties.
The authors say that Her Majesty made sure that her assistant “escorted” the former actress when she made her first public engagement after her marriage to Prince Harry in May 2018.
When Meghan Markle first met the Queen, she showed great appreciation for her and the now Duchess said in her engagement interview in November 2017: “Being able to meet her through (Harry’s) lens, not just with her honor. and respect for her as a monarch, but the love he has for her as his grandmother.
“All of those layers have been so important to me that when I met her she had such a deep understanding and, of course, incredible respect for being able to spend that time with her.
“She is an incredible woman.”
Another source said in the book that the Queen had been “supportive” and added: “The SAR is a reasonable woman and accepts that marrying the Royal Family is not easy and that mistakes will be made.”
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At the time of the announcement, however, the Queen insisted that she supported the decision to separate from the royal family.
He added in a statement in January this year: “My family and I fully support Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family.
“Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time, full-time members of the royal family, we respect and understand their desire to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valuable part of my family.
“Harry and Meghan have made it clear that they don’t want to depend on public funds in their new lives.”
The royal family declined to comment on the revelations in the book when asked for comment by Express.co.uk.
Royals at War is available online and across the country starting July 15.