With Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding less than four months away, the future royal is quickly getting herself acquainted with her fiancé’s family.
When Queen Elizabeth II invited Markle to Sandringham for Christmas, she broke a precedent even Kate Middleton was unable to accomplish. In the past, only spouses of the royal family were welcomed to celebrate the holiday at the Queen’s private home, and when the Duchess of Cambridge was engaged to Prince William she was no exception.
As reported, Markle’s first Christmas with the royals went off without a hitch, with Harry even claiming they have become the "family she never had" – much to the chagrin of Markle’s half sister, Samantha Grant.
But as we all know, one of the most challenging parts of the holidays is finding the perfect gift for those we care for, and even more so for the ones we are trying to impress.
While details of what kind of gifts the royal family exchanged were scarce, we found out Middleton gifted the Queen with her homemade "marrow chutney," a family recipe passed down from her own grandmother.
"I think such a simple gesture went such a long way for me and I’ve noticed since she’s done that on lots of occasions and I think it just shows her thoughtfulness, really, and her care in looking after everybody," the Duchess of Cambridge said.
Now a fortnight later, Markle’s gift to the Queen has become public knowledge, and it did not disappoint.