PUBLISHED: 12:59, Tue, Oct 1, 2019 | UPDATED: 13:00, Tue, Oct 1, 2019
Meghan Markle earlier this summer faced an onslaught of criticism after she was revealed as the guest-editor for the September issue of fashion magazine Vogue. Before that, the Duchess of Sussex came under fire due to calls for more privacy from the public in the run-up to the birth of her and Prince Harry's son Archie Harrison in May. But Meghan succeeded in having the Queen "thrilled" with her performance during the royal tour to South Africa because of a key strategy the Duke and Duchess adopted, royal expert Neil Sean claimed.
Speaking to Today, Mr Sean said: "This tour has become a brilliant success.
"We are hearing Her Majesty, The Queen is indeed thrilled with some positive PR. She hasn’t had the best of summers."
The royal expert continued: "What she likes, apparently, is the informality of this tour.
"We’ve seen Meghan and Harry dancing, clapping, all that sort of stuff – it’s not the sort of things the Queen would necessarily do.
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Meghan Markle has the Queen "thrilled" with her performance on tour, Sean claimed (Image: GETTY)
Meghan Markle carried out several solo engagements in Cape Town and Johannesburg (Image: GETTY)
"But she does like the fact that members of her family do interact when they are on tour.
"This is what makes the royal tours a very big success. We still got more to go on the tour but, so far, everything has gone according to plan."
Meghan and Harry embarked on a 10-day tour to South Africa last week to help strengthen ties with key commercial allies in South Africa, Malawi, Angola and Botswana upon request from the Foreign Office.
The Duchess of Sussex was left to carry out solo engagements in Cape Town and