Queen and Meghan's sweet moment caught in unseen video

Penny Burfitt
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·3-min read

A sweet moment Meghan Markle discussed during her tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey has surfaced in unseen footage captured by a fan.

In an interview marked by shocking admissions and less than flattering revelations about life inside the royal family, Meghan shared one very sweet story of her time spent with the Queen, whom both she and Harry couldn't say enough nice things about during the interview. 

WIDNES, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 14: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Queen Elizabeth II attend a ceremony to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge on June 14, 2018 in Widnes, England. Meghan Markle married Prince Harry last month to become The Duchess of Sussex and this is her first engagement with the Queen. During the visit the pair will open a road bridge in Widnes and visit The Storyhouse and Town Hall in Chester. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Meghan and Queen Elizabeth II attended a ceremony to open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge in 2018 where the sweet interaction took place. Photo: Getty Images

Meghan told Oprah her interactions with the monarch had always been lovely, citing one memory that stuck with her from her first official engagement with the queen.

Back in 2018, the pair attended a public event together where Meghan said the Queen made sure the new royal felt comfortable.

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In one particularly poignant moment, Meghan said the Queen shared her blanket with her in the car, in a maternal gesture that stayed with her.

“We were in the car going between engagements, and she has a blanket that sits across her knees for warmth," Meghan told Oprah during the CBS special.

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Queen Elizabeth and Meghan Markle's special moment was captured by an eagle-eyed fan. Photo: Getty Images

“And it was chilly, and she was like, ‘Meghan, come on,’ and put it over my knees, as well.”

"Nice," Oprah responded.

“Right?" said Meghan. "Just moments of… and it made me think of my grandmother where she’s always been warm and inviting and really welcoming.”

What the Duchess may not have realised that eagle-eyed royal watchers were on hand to catch the moment on camera, in footage that surfaced today.

Filmed form a street window, the two women can be seen entering a car, and from inside the car, we see the queen shake out her blanket and offer it to Meghan.

According to The Daily Mail the footage was captured by local Eileen Owens, 56, who said she didn't realise how important the moment was until she saw the Oprah interview.

"I couldn't believe it when I heard Meghan telling that story, because I knew exactly what she was referring to," she told the publication.

"I just thought 'wow' when I found the video on my phone. At the time we were watching, it didn't seem too important - but it obviously was for her.

"For that moment to spring to Meghan's mind, and for her to recall it on TV three years later shows it meant a lot to her."

It comes as Harry and Meghan's interview continues to spark conversation and controversy, most recently seeing Piers Morgan storm off and then quit Good Morning Britain after he shared a furious rant about not believing Meghan's admissions about suicidal feelings.

This morning it was revealed the Duchess of Sussex herself contacted ITV after the rant to lodge a complaint, and the next day piers quit the show in a sensational storm out.

Meanwhile, the Queen has responded to the comments from the pair saying she was 'saddened' to hear of their struggles during their time as senior royals.

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