All things considered, Meghan Markle has been handling her first 100 days as a Duchess with much grace and ease. She has managed to woo the Queen all while bucking sartorial traditions in her own, polite way. And we can’t forget the whirlwind of drama that her father, Thomas, and half-sister, Samantha, have been causing pre- and post-royal wedding. When you compound all of these facts, it’s clear that things haven’t been made easy for the newly inducted Duchess.
But that could all change at the Invictus Games, according to Dickie Arbiter, the Queen’s former spokesperson. Next Monday, Markle and Prince Harry will go on their “first major international tour” which will include stops in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.
Artiber told The Mirror in an interview, “With the Duchess of Sussex being from the US the concept of monarchy is a bit alien, so it’s been a great learning curve she has taken in her stride and managed incredibly well.”
He continued, “The prime example was when she went to Cheshire with the Queen,” adding, “There seemed to be a tremendous rapport between them, a lot of laughter and that would give a clear indication that the Queen is very relaxed in her company and she became relaxed in the Queen’s company.”
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Arbiter has no doubts that Markle will continue to shine in her new role.
“With experience will come confidence and in the next few months I have no doubt we will see her come out of her shell even more and start to be more vocal for causes and charities she wishes to support.”
Markle and Prince Harry will open the Invictus Games on October 20 in Australia. Arbiter has no doubts that Markle will impress, despite any public scrutiny.
“She’s a good communicator, she’s good at talking to people but it will be a real baptism of fire,” Arbiter said. “But no doubt she will come through with flying colours and they will show they will be a force of good for the Commonwealth and the Royal Family on the global stage.”