Katie Nicholl is the author of ‘The New Royals,’ and talks about the relationships Queen Elizabeth II had with the Princess of Wales and the Duchess of Sussex.

In fact, the Queen didn’t even meet Kate until she had been dating William for 8 or 9 years!!  She met Meghan sooner because they didn’t date as long, but as Nicholl describes it, the Queen “went out of her way” to be welcoming to both ladies.  She wanted them to feel prepared for their roles, but always kept the door open for tea or a chat.

Kate’s daughter, Princess Charlotte, notably wore a horseshoe pendant as a sweet tribute to her great-grandmother.

There were some poignant unseen moments from the ceremonies, too.

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