Although Her Maj is often seen with Kate, 37, and her grandson Prince William at official events, (added comma) she “doesn’t have an intimate relationship with her”, according to Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine.
But Ingrid says Meghan, 37, who joined the Royal family last May when she married Prince Harry, 34, at Windsor Castle “makes her laugh“.
Ms Seward told Fabulous Digital: “The Queen admires Kate tremendously but does not have an intimate relationship with her as they don’t have much in common.
“I think the Queen and Kate have a more serious relationship as obviously Kate holds all the Queen’s hope for the future and she would not want to do anything to upset that.”
Ingrid said she “couldn’t’ see” what she would have in common with Kate “apart from her royal duties”, adding: “The common bond with Kate would be her children and I can’t imagine the Queen spending too much time talking about them; she is a very shy woman, which is why a common subject like horses is so helpful.”
Ingrid, author of My Husband & I – the story of the Queen and Prince Philip’s 70-year marriage, said she would “tread very carefully” with Meghan and “do her best” to make her feel at home.
She said “they have a love of dogs in common” and Meghan “knows how to make her laugh”.
Proof of this was seen when the pair were seen giggling and chatting during an official visit to Cheshire last year.
The Royal expert also claims the Queen is close to Prince William, 37, and Prince Harry, but doesn’t see much of them.
Ingrid said “William is different as he is her grandchild” and that Her Maj took the trouble to “get to know him when he was at school at Eton”.
She explained before his schooling, she “saw very little of him” as he “was at the mercy of his warring parents and their divided lives”, adding “It is the same with Harry”.
Ingrid said her Maj likes Harry because “he has a quick wit and sense of humour”.
Ms Seward also said that the Queen is closest to royal family members she spends the most time – including granddaughter Zara Tindall, 38, her ex-rugby star husband Mike, 40, and her brother Peter Phillips, 41.