The Queen Allegedly Has A Favorite Daughter-in-Law – And Fans May Be Surprised To Learn Who She Is
In some ways, the Queen isn’t so different from the rest of us. She’s had her fair share of family strife, after all. Not even being one of the most famous and powerful women in the world stops that. And as her sons, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, have each married, the Queen has had to be nice to the women they’ve chosen – whether she liked them or not. But if rumors are to be believed, she’s gotten on with one of her daughters-in-law the best. It may not be who you think it is, either.
Four royal daughters-in-law
Lest we forget, the Queen actually had four daughters-in-law in all. There was the late Diana, of course, who was the wife of Charles. Then, in 2005, Charles wed Camilla Parker Bowles. Andrew, on the other hand, was married to Sarah Ferguson before the pair sadly split. And Edward, the youngest child of the monarch, chose Sophie, Countess of Wessex, as his bride.
Naturally, being a daughter-in-law of the Queen came with a good few privileges. You’d have had access to your mother-in-law’s extensive jewelry collection, for a start. Yes, the Queen would often loan out some of the most beautiful items from her stash for special occasions. Diana’s famous Lover’s Knot tiara was borrowed from the royal hoard, for example.
The Lover's Knot
This goes for granddaughters-in-law, too. Kate Middleton has worn plenty of the Queen’s jewels, including the Lotus Flower tiara, the Irish Guards Brooch and — just like Diana — the Lover’s Knot. Prince Harry’s wife, Meghan Markle, hasn’t exactly gone without, mind you. On her wedding day, she sported a tiara that had once belonged to Queen Mary.
A special name
Those who married into the Queen’s direct line also appeared to have a touching way of referring to the monarch. Reportedly, they knew her as “Mama.” Sophie was heard calling the Queen this at Buckingham Palace, while Diana is also said to have used the nickname. Royal experts think that Kate and Meghan followed suit as well.