Britain's Duchess Catherine considers her grandmother-in-law as a good ''example'' of how to work in he royal family.
The 30-year-old beauty - who wed Prince William in a glittering ceremony at London's Westminster Abbey last year - is believed to get on well with the queen and is learning how to be in the royal family by watching her.
Royal biographer Sally Bedell Smith told The Sunday Times: ''When the queen and Philip took Kate to Leicester for the first jubilee visit outside London I was struck by the Body Language they had and how clearly fond of each other they are.
''I think she is looking to the queen as an example - you can see in the way she comports herself with a certain discipline.''
Elizabeth is not the only member of the royal family Catherine enjoys spending time with - it was recently revealed she has also been meeting with her father-in-law Prince Charles to discuss cultural issues.
A source said: ''She and Prince Charles spend a lot of time together. They go on visits to the opera and art galleries; they share passions that neither William or his brother Harry share. They get on very well.
[Queen Elizabeth] has also made a lot of time for the duchess. They have a warm relationship as was evidenced when they went to Leicester.''