After a truly rocky year within the British royal family, royal fans may be surprised to learn that sources are saying that Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton are “closer than ever” these days.
“Meghan and Kate are actually getting along really well and have been in touch more often,” an insider told US Weekly. “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.”
This comes months after Meghan brought up Kate in her explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey. In this primetime special, Meghan claimed that Kate had made her cry in the lead-up to her 2018 wedding to Prince Harry, despite the media reporting that it was the other way around.
“The narrative with Kate, it didn’t happen,” Meghan alleged. “A few days before the wedding she was upset about flower girl dresses and it made me cry. It really hurt my feelings.”
“It was a really hard week of the wedding,” she continued in the March interview. “And she was upset about something, but she owned it, and she apologized. And she brought me flowers and a note, apologizing.”
Immediately after the interview, a source claimed that Meghan and Kate had not spoken in a year.
“There is real animosity that the brothers have toward one another, and that has spilled over to Meghan and Kate’s relationship, making it very hard for them to be friends or even friendly,” this source said.
However, last month, another insider said that the two women had since made amends.
“It’s wasted energy,” this source said. “They’ve called a truce.”
Other insiders have said that the birth of Meghan’s daughter Lilibet back in June brought the two women closer.
“They’re in a better place and have exchanged texts since the birth of Lilibet. They’ve bonded over both having daughters and can’t wait for all the cousins to meet,” one insider said at the time, with another adding, “Kate has been reaching out to Meghan a lot more since [Lili] was born, she’s sending [notes and] gifts and trying to build up a relationship.”
Meghan and Kate’s husband, Harry and Prince William, have been at odds over the past year as well. If Meghan and Kate can fix their relationship, it remains to be seen if they can also help their respective husbands fix theirs.