Before Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot, everybody thought the new Duchess of Sussex would have a hard time getting in good terms with Queen Elizabeth. Of course as the head of the royal family, the Queen is the one in-law who Meghan must win over if she wants to make her transition to royal life as easy as can be.

Luckily, it looks like despite all the royal feud drama that Meghan has been involved in since joining the royal family, the new duchess is getting along well with Her Majesty. Here are things you need to know about Meghan’s relationship with Queen Elizabeth.

1. They always have a giggle when they’re together

Although Meghan and the Queen come from two different backgrounds, their relationship is great. “Meghan and the Queen come from two very different backgrounds and generations,” a source close to the royal family once revealed. “But there’s a warmth between the two that is genuine and loving. Whenever they’re together, they always have a giggle.”

2. The Queen loves how intelligent Meghan is

The Queen loves talking to Meghan because of her intelligence. She is particularly interested in her perspective on current events and global issues. The Queen loves hearing the duchess’ thoughts on the world.

3. The Queen is all praises for Meghan’s energy and stamina

Queen Elizabeth is so impressed with how Meghan manages to attend a stream of engagements despite being at this stage of her pregnancy. In fact, some reports claim that the Queen sent Meghan and Prince Harry a letter after their royal trip to Morocco to praise them for their hard work and loyalty.

4. Meghan Markle describes the Queen as an incredible woman

Meghan’s first encounter with the Queen was one for the books. “When I met her I had such a deep understanding and, of course, incredible respect for being able to have that time with her, and she’s an incredible woman,” said Meghan.

5. Even the Queen’s corgis love Meghan

Prince Harry revealed in an interview that when the Queen’s corgis saw Meghan for the first time, they only wagged their tails. According to the duke, the Queen’s beloved pets had never liked him, but they instantly loved his then fiancée.

6. Queen Elizabeth allowed Meghan’s beagle to ride in her car

Days before the royal wedding, Queen Elizabeth made sure that Meghan’s dog gets the best seat in the house. The then future duchess’ beagle was photographed riding in a car with the Queen as they made their way to Windsor.

7. Meghan’s sense of humor is a huge plus for the Queen

Meghan and Queen Elizabeth reportedly meet in private to bond more closely. The Queen loves Meghan’s sense of humor, as well as her enthusiasm toward living a life of service and humanitarianism. “It’s just the type of vim and vigor she likes to see in someone,” the source revealed.

Queen Elizabeth and Meghan Markle Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, watch the RAF flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Chris Jackson/Getty Images