While we know that Meghan Markle and the Queen share a warm bond, ever wondered how the Queen reacted to Kate Middleton when she met her for the first time?

The now mother-of-three met Queen Elizabeth II back in 2008. The Duchess of Cambridge revealed her first meeting with Her Highness during her engagement interview two years later.

While speaking to the press, Prince William's then-fiancé recalled that she met the Queen at William's first cousin's wedding. "Well, I first met her at Peter and Autumn's wedding and again it was in amongst a lot of other guests. She was very friendly, and yes, it was fine," she recalled, reports Hello! magazine.

"She was very welcoming," William added back then. "She knew it was a big day and everything was going on with Peter and Autumn, she had wanted to meet Kate for a while, so it was very nice for her to come over and say hello, we had a little chat and got on really well."

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William's statement confused royal fans as it implied that he was present with Kate when she first met the Queen. However, the royal family member was not present at the Peter and Autumn wedding. The Duke of Cambridge was in Africa, attending his ex-girlfriend Jecca Craig's brother's wedding.

"Prince William is going to be out of the country this weekend on a long-standing prior engagement," the insider told Telegraph. "It is an unfortunate clash but he spoke to his cousin Peter and he is fine with the situation. His girlfriend will be going in his absence." William had urged Kate to attend Peter and Autumn's wedding at his place which was a huge sign that their relationship was extremely serious.

He had a cordial relationship with Craig even after their breakup. Not only did he attend her brother's wedding, but was also a guest at Jecca's own wedding in 2016.

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