Duchess Meghan had the honor to join the Queen on their first-ever joint solo engagement just weeks after marrying Prince Harry. However, Queen Elizabeth and Duchess Catherine’s outing on Tuesday was markedly different in that they appeared very relaxed and at ease with each other, like two old friends (as opposed to the Queen’s appearance with Meghan in June last year).
It begs the question: was the Queen’s choice of company for Tuesday’s event strategic?
The Queen’s agenda
Daniela Elser, a royal expert, thinks the Queen had an agenda when she picked Kate to accompany her on Tuesday.