Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite in-law has been named and it’s not Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle or Camilla Parker Bowles

The Queen has a good relationship with the Duchess of Cambridge, Duchess of Sussex and Duchess of Cornwall. However, none of the three is her favorite.

According to Adam Helliker of The Sun, Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite daughter-in-law is Sophie, Countess of Wessex. Her Majesty trusts Prince Edward’s wife and she is like a daughter to the monarch.

“She is trusted and relied on by the Queen in a way I couldn't say applied to the Duchess of Cambridge or the Duchess of Cornwall,” a senior royal aide revealed.

“She is like another daughter to Her Majesty, they are that close.”

Another source said that when Sophie is at Sandringham, the Queen would usually ask her on a Saturday night if she would like a lift to the church, which is an invitation to share her ride on the way to attending the Sunday service. The Queen is reportedly completely calm when she is with Sophie because she found the Countess of Wessex’s presence “soothing.”

“Who gets the backseat is also one of those quirky royal ways that signals who is in favour - for example Princess Anne may be staying at the same time, but how often do you see her in the Rolls?” the source continued.

Last month, the Queen was photographed in her vehicle on the way to church. She was joined by Sophie. Prince Edward’s wife was seated beside the monarch.

Middleton also had the honor to join Queen Elizabeth II on her car on the way to church. A few weeks ago, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the monarch in Scotland to spend a weekend with her.

A day after their arrival, Prince William and Middleton reportedly had lunch with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. On that weekend, Middleton was seated beside Queen Elizabeth II on Her Majesty’s car as they made their way to attend the Sunday service. Prince William was spotted riding the same car and was seated in the front seat.

When Camilla accompanies the Queen to a church service, she and Prince Charles usually ride a different vehicle. Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Markle snubbed the Queen’s Balmoral invitation for two years. For this reason, Markle wasn’t seen accompanying the Queen in the same way Sophie and Middleton did.

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Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Camilla Parker Bowles, Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton watch the RAF flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 in London. Getty Images/Chris Jackson