From the looks of things, Meghan Markle’s transformation from Hollywood B-lister to Her Royal Highness is coming along nicely. She’s wearing very interesting hats and pantyhose now and has seemingly mastered the art of making small talk with people wearing even stranger hats at garden parties and other official royal functions. Perhaps that’s because she’s got a very powerful secret weapon: Queen Elizabeth II herself is overseeing all the critical aspects of the Duchess of Sussex’s indoctrination into royal life by making sure her new granddaughter-in-law is given the best counsel from her most trusted staffers as well as a wide berth when its comes to previously unbreakable royal rules.
All of this queenly attention, the granting of special favors, and the bestowing of some pretty amazing gifts has got us thinking: Is Meghan the Queen’s new favorite royal wife? Here’s the 12 important signs that Meghan that tell us the former actress’ star is on the rise with the top lady at Buckingham Palace.