Joining the British royal family is likely a rather daunting affair, as Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle may have found. If anyone understands the pressures of life in the public eye, though, it’s Queen Elizabeth II, and it seems that the monarch has taken it upon herself to show off a softer side when with her granddaughters-in-law. Take these 40 occasions, for instance…
40. The Queen and Kate share a giggle
It’s sometimes said that families that play together stay together. That may bode well for both the Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge, then, as they seemingly couldn’t contain their giggles during one occasion in 2012. Although it’s not known exactly what the pair found funny, they were attending a sports event in a park in Nottingham, England, at the time.
39. The Queen and Kate sit front row at a fashion show
The students at England’s De Montfort University had some very important people visiting back in 2012, when the Queen and Kate attended a fashion show together at the institution. Perhaps the monarch got a taste for the catwalk at this event, too, as she would go on to make her first London Fashion Week appearance in 2018.