Why The Queen choose Meghan Markle instead of Kate Middleton or Princess Diana?

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Why The Queen choose Meghan Markle instead of Kate Middleton or Princess Diana?

1986: Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson's engagement photo was typical of the era it was shot in. Fergie's hair lived up to the (literally) high standards of the decade and she wore an outlandish three-tiered evening dress in white, black and royal blue. Prince Andrew wears the ceremonial day dress uniform of a naval lieutenant. The pair barely cracked a smile as they posed for photos in Buckingham Palace
1986: Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’s engagement photo was typical of the era it was shot in. Fergie’s hair lived up to the (literally) high standards of the decade and she wore an outlandish three-tiered evening dress in white, black and royal blue. Prince Andrew wears the ceremonial day dress uniform of a naval lieutenant. The pair barely cracked a smile as they posed for photos in Buckingham Palace
1999: Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys- Jones (Now the Countess of Wessex) pose for their engagement photo in the garden of St James' Palace. Sophie opted for a suit by Tomasz Starzewski. The photo sees the couple in a somewhat more intimate pose with Edward leaning in to place a kiss on Sophie's cheek
1999: Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys- Jones (Now the Countess of Wessex) pose for their engagement photo in the garden of St James’ Palace. Sophie opted for a suit by Tomasz Starzewski. The photo sees the couple in a somewhat more intimate pose with Edward leaning in to place a kiss on Sophie’s cheek
1981: Surprisingly, the portrait taken of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer is the most affectionate in the list. The pair adopt the same relaxed stance as their two sons will over three decades later, opting for simple clothes and giving Diana to show off the ring that would one day be Kate's
1981: Surprisingly, the portrait taken of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer is the most affectionate in the list. The pair adopt the same relaxed stance as their two sons will over three decades later, opting for simple clothes and giving Diana to show off the ring that would one day be Kate’s
1947: A then Princess Elizabeth stands with Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace in a very stiff pose, while the couple are smiling there is no body contact whatsoever
1947: A then Princess Elizabeth stands with Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace in a very stiff pose, while the couple are smiling there is no body contact whatsoever
The couple additionally broke a way from tradition by releasing a third photo, which was shared on Instagram by Kensington Palace as a 'thank you' from the couple
The couple additionally broke a way from tradition by releasing a third photo, which was shared on Instagram by Kensington Palace as a ‘thank you’ from the couple
Meanwhile the the Duchess of Cambridge opted for a dress from high street retailer Reiss as she and William posed in the Council Champer in the State Apartment of St James's Palace
Meanwhile the the Duchess of Cambridge opted for a dress from high street retailer Reiss as she and William posed in the Council Champer in the State Apartment of St James’s Palace
The second photo sees the couple posing on the steps of the house with the bride-to-be in a dress costing almost £50,000
The second photo sees the couple posing on the steps of the house with the bride-to-be in a dress costing almost £50,000
It is a stark contrast from the portraits taken of Prince William and Kate following their engagement in 2010, who could also be seen embracing, but stayed cheek to cheek rather than face to face, thought Kate still takes the opportunity to flash her ring
It is a stark contrast from the portraits taken of Prince William and Kate following their engagement in 2010, who could also be seen embracing, but stayed cheek to cheek rather than face to face, thought Kate still takes the opportunity to flash her ring
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have today released their official engagement portraits taken at Frogmore House, with in an intimate black and white shot seeing the couple pose face to face
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have today released their official engagement portraits taken at Frogmore House, with in an intimate black and white shot seeing the couple pose face to face

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