Meghan Markle went on her very first solo royal outing with the Queen last week. It's a huge deal, and the pictures give the sense there is a natural ease between them. It looks like she performed admirably, with the duo opening a bridge, attending theatre performances, and having lunch. Meghan also joined the Queen on the royal train to get there, and it's clear that the Duchess of Sussex is keen to learn from the Queen. But looking closely, it looks like Meghan Markle and Princess Diana are connected too, as the Duchess of Sussex appears to look to Prince Harry's mother for inspiration on how to carry out her royal role.
Evidence of royal training is apparent, with Meghan conducting herself with a natural ease and confidence, and notably in a way that suggests she has been advised by officials. For example, she's been seen wearing nude tights, which she never used to do. She also looks to be excellent at greeting well-wishers and stakeholders. Princess Diana also took on many similar traits when she started performing royal duties, and it would seem that Meghan is now following in the late Princess Diana's footsteps, holding and conducting herself in a similar way. Interestingly, many of these behaviours have also found an echo in the Duchess of Cambridge too. All three are smart, beautiful, and iconic, so here I've looked at the ways Meghan followed Diana's lead on her first outing.