Meghan Markle ‘Has Just the Type of Vim and Vigor’ Queen Elizabeth Appreciates

Learning from the best! Since she wed Prince Harry May 19, Duchess Meghan has been learning the royal ropes from the ultimate expert: Queen Elizabeth II. Her majesty “has met Meghan on more than a few occasions, privately and publicly,” a source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. “It’s been a fantastic opportunity for her to get to know more about Meghan and where her passions lie.”

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Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Sussex (Meghan Markle) open the Mersey Gateway Bridge, at the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre in Widnes Cheshire on June 14th 2018 ahead of other various engagements in the area. Mirrorpix / MEGA TheMegaAgency.com

Most recently, the Duchess of Sussex attended her first solo royal engagement alongside the monarch, opening the Mersey Gateway Bridge at Catalyst Science Discovery Centre June 14 in Chesire, England.

So far, the 36-year-old American has impressed her grandmother-in-law. Meghan “quickly demonstrated that she is intelligent, polite and keen to learn,” says the source, adding that her “enthusiasm towards living a life of service and humanitarianism excites the queen and it’s just the type of vim and vigor she likes to see in someone.” 

The 92-year-old has impressed the former actress as well. “She has a brilliant sense of humor. That’s one of the first things that brought her and Meghan closer,” says the source. “It’s that warm side of her that has made Meghan feel so at ease.”

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 For more on how the queen and Duchess Meghan have bonded — including over their dogs! — pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands now.

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