Buckingham Palace might be confused for the Tri-Delt house these days because Duchess Meghan, Duchess Kate, and THE QUEEN are bosom buddies who have all hit it off, and if this doesn’t turn into The Crowncrossing over into The Golden Girls in later seasons, Imma. be. pissed. Because Meghan has the world’s worst father, I guess that put the kibosh on QE2 and Kate inducting Meg into royal life with the usual round of hazing like blindfolding her, dropping her off at a Tesco north of London and making her take – gasp – the subway back home. That’d be cruel. Instead, they’re besties!
People says Meghan is obviously getting support (and newlywed boning) from Prince Harry, but a girl needs her ladies, too. That’s where Liz and Kate come in. Her bare shoulders must not have spooked those two away because The Crown’s royal consultant, Robert Lacey, has observed those becoming a royal clique:
“What’s characterized these months are the two great relationships that she has struck up with the Queen and with Catherine. They seem to be her closest friends and partners in the official set-up.”
I feel like Kate being nice is just because she has the ulterior motive of sticking you on diaper duty for her baby du jour, but at least Grammy comes with the near-hourly G&T breaks! As for how Meghan cracked the stiff, British upper lip, it sounds like the queen judges bitches just like I do – with her actual bitches! No, really:
“Harry gave the clue to it when in the [engagement] interview he talked about how well the corgis had taken to her instantly. That seems to be a metaphor for the Queen and everybody else has taken their cue from that.”
Someone Meghan hasn’t been winning over lately is her dad, who essentially gives interviews at the same rate the queen downs cocktails. As y’all have heard, she’s cut him off, leading him to say things I tell my dog anytime he gets mouthy at the dog park: “She’d be nothing without me. I made her the Duchess she is today.” Well, I’m sure at the next royal slumber party, there will be several rounds of prank calls to Thomas Markle to ask if his refrigerator is running before the queen grows tired and just asks her new gal pal, “So, dear, how do you want 007 to handle this?”