Commentators have been comparing the two duchesses ever since news of Harry and Meghan's engagement, and royal reporter Ashely Pearson has claimed the Queen sees qualities in Kate "that cannot be seen in Meghan."
In a 2016 Amazon Prime documentary William & Kate: The Journey, Pearson reveals the reason Her Majesty is "very fond" of Kate.
“She likes her middle-class values,” says Pearson, adding “She likes that she’s close to her family.
“Kate has never tried to garner extra attention for herself. There’s nothing flashy or showy.”
The observation from Pearson separates the Duchess of Cambridge apart from Meghan, who remains distant with her father and relatives.
Adding, Pearson asserts that the Queen wanted to see Kate’s traits in her son’s wives, Princess Diana and Sarah Ferguson.
“Kate tows the company line all the time, and that’s something that Queen Elizabeth very much wanted from Diana – which didn’t happen.
“She wanted [it] from Sarah Ferguson – which didn’t happen.”
She also reveals that royal insiders have indicated Kate is a “special favourite” of the Queen’s because of the way she consistently supports the family.