“Meghan and Kate are actually getting along really well and have been in touch more often,” an insider says. “Meghan and Kate’s relationship was never that close. And now they’re closer than ever and working on their relationship for the sake of the family.”
If you haven’t been keeping up with the royals this year, in March, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry gave an explosive tell-all interview to Oprah Winfrey that allegedly ruffled some feathers in the royal family. During the chat, Markle expanded on rumors she and Middleton had a “feud”—and specifically addressed reports Markle made Middleton cry right before the Sussex royal wedding. It turns out the opposite happened: Middleton made Markle cry.
“The reverse happened,” Markle said. “I say that not to be disparaging to anyone because it was a really hard week [of the 2018 wedding], and she was upset about something. She owned it and she apologized, and she brought me flowers and a note apologizing. She did what I would do if I knew I hurt someone.”
On the public’s perception of Markle and Middleton, Markle told Winfrey, “If you love me, you don’t have to hate her. And if you love her, you don’t have to hate me.”
Reports that the duchesses are communicating more have been popping up for months. Shortly after the birth of Markle’s second child, daughter Lilibet, a source told Us Weekly, “Tensions have eased between Meghan and Kate…Kate even sent Meghan a gift for the baby. They’re in a better place and have exchanged texts since the birth of Lilibet.”
And before this, a source told Us, “Kate has been reaching out to Meghan a lot more since [Lilibet] was born. She’s sending [notes and] gifts and trying to build up a relationship. The Firm has been instructing staffers to reach out more to Harry and Meghan to get them to soften a bit.”