The Queen 'took Meghan Markle aside' over row about eggs at Windsor Castle

The Queen and Meghan Markle
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The Queen is said to have 'taken Meghan Markle aside' to discuss a row about eggs at Windsor Castle.

The Queen reportedly took Meghan Markle to one side after she saw her get upset over eggs at Windsor Castle.

The former Suits actress was preparing for her upcoming wedding to Prince Harry at the time and she was said to be sampling some wedding dishes ahead of their big day in May 2018.

Meghan had requested that the plates should be egg-free to accommodate those on strict diets, but according to royal Author Katie Nicholl, Meghan was adamant that the dishes contained egg until the Queen intervened.

The royal expert told Yahoo’s Royal Box, "Meghan got very upset when she felt that she could taste egg in a dish when she was told there was no egg in there, and she said, “No, I can taste it, I can taste there’s egg in this dish.”"

Katie explained that the monarch entered the room at the time and consequently ‘quietly took Meghan to the side.’

She added, "I think there was a bit of an upset when suddenly the Queen walked in, because of course, this was Windsor Castle, this is her home. And she just quietly took Meghan to the side and said, “Meghan, in this family we don’t speak to people like that.”

The Queen and Meghan Markle

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II looks on during the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. (Photo by Jonathan Brady / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read JONATHAN BRADY/AFP via Getty Images)

The Queen, who felt the need to intervene, has her own rules for what is banned in the kitchen, including shellfish and there are bizarre traditions including royal family guests weighed before and after their Christmas lunch on antique scales to ensure that they have been fed enough on turkey, shrimp and lobster.

Luckily no one was weighed after eating at Harry and Meghan's wedding.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)