News Meghan Markle Surprised Guests by Showing Up at the Queen's Christmas Party By Olivia Bahou Olivia Bahou Facebook Olivia Solomon is a New York-based writer and editor who covers all things fashion, lifestyle, celebrity, and pop culture. She was previously the Assistant Digital Editor for InStyle, and her work has appeared in many national publications. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on December 14, 2017 @ 04:00PM Pin Share Tweet Email Meghan Markle is already a hit with the royal family! The Suits star and Prince Harry’s fiancée made a surprise appearance at Queen Elizabeth’s annual Christmas party for staff at Windsor Castle, and charmed guests with her unexpected arrival. According to People, the Queen, her son Prince Andrew, and some of her cousins used the party to welcome Markle into the family, and the actress reportedly impressed guests with her “humble approach and friendly manner” during the bash. Karwai Tang/WireImage The party was coincidentally held in Windsor Castle, in the same place where Markle and Prince Harry will host their wedding reception. The royals and their guests mingled in the Waterloo Chamber, St. George’s Hall, and the Grand Reception Room. “The Christmas party is always held there. They’ll hold the wedding reception there, too. It is a well-proven system and arrangement,” a former staffer told People of the party’s venue. Meghan Markle's 3 Easy Steps to Nailing a Friday Night Look Markle reportedly told guests that she and Harry had stayed at the castle over the weekend. Windsor is a “very special place for Prince Harry,” according to his spokesman. We can’t wait for the next event that this future royal graces with her presence—hopefully there will even be pictures to prove it.