Meghan Markle Hoped Kate Middleton Would Reach Out Amid Drama (Report)
Meghan Markle was hoping for Kate Middleton to reach out, according to a new book.
The upcoming book Finding Freedom, penned by royal reporters Amid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, is making headlines for its examination of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s decision to step down as senior members of the royal family.
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In a new excerpt on The Sunday Times on Sunday (July 26), the book claims that Kate “did little to bridge the divide” between Prince Harry and Prince William, or welcome Meghan to the family.
The book claims that Harry and William‘s alleged rift started when William questioned the pace at which his brother’s relationship with Meghan was moving. He reportedly wanted to make sure she had the right intentions, and that his brother wasn’t “blindsided by lust.”
“Though it was not necessarily her responsibility, Kate did little to bridge the divide. She was fiercely loyal to her husband and his family,” the book claims, adding “the gap between the brothers only widened” after Harry and Meghan married in 2018.
“William and Kate’s feelings seemed obvious to the Sussexes that summer and beyond. Among all the friends and family Harry and Meghan hosted at their house in Oxfordshire between May 2018 and March 2019, the Cambridges failed to visit.”
The excerpt also addressed the “Dueling Duchesses” media narrative.
“Meghan would agree with the assessment that the duchesses were not the best of friends. Their relationship hadn’t progressed much since she was Harry’s girlfriend. Although Meghan might have understood Kate’s wariness to strike up a meaningful friendship, they were still no closer by the time she was a fellow senior working member of the royal family and the wife of William’s brother. Flowers for her birthday were nice, but Meghan would far rather have had Kate check in on her during the most difficult times with the press,” the book reports.
However, they “were not at war with each other either” according to the book, adding “Meghan was disappointed that she and Kate hadn’t bonded over the position they shared, but she wasn’t losing sleep over it.”
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to Finding Freedom. This book is based on the authors’ own experiences as members of the royal press corps and their own independent reporting,” said a spokesperson for Meghan and Harry to ET.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently filed this lawsuit.
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