Duchess Kate hasn’t spoken directly to Meghan in ‘over a year’ apparently

Even with the Duchess of Sussex’s correction about who cried during the bridesmaid’s dress fitting, I still maintain that Meghan and Duchess Kate would have been able to work together in some sense. There was just too much extra stuff around them – William and Harry’s brother drama, institutionalized racism, palace dysfunction, incompetent palace aides and competition from Clarence House and Buckingham Palace, not to mention the British tabloids hungry to set the two women against each other. If Kate and Meghan had been left to their own devices, they never would have been friends, but they would have been able to maintain a glossy professional relationship as work colleagues. Kate still would have Single-White-Femaled Meghan and Kate still would have lorded her “future future queen” status, but Meghan would have just shrugged. At least that’s what I think – god knows, really. Maybe Kate would have always found a way to be a giant sh-thead to Meghan. Well, big surprise, Meghan and Kate haven’t spoken in more than a year.

Distanced duchesses. Duchess Kate and Meghan Markle have not spoken “directly in over a year,” a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.

“They were never that close, but the reason they’re not speaking is because of the rift between Prince Harry and Prince William,” the insider says. “Harry and William have communicated sparingly over the last year, but none of their communications have been friendly in quite some time. 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.”

“If you love me, you don’t have to hate her. And if you love her, you don’t have to hate me,” Meghan told Oprah, noting that the “narrative” that she made the Duchess of Cambridge cry ahead of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s May 2018 wedding was incorrect. “The reverse happened. … A few days before the wedding she was upset about flower girl dresses and it made me cry. It really hurt my feelings.” While the two women made up after the wedding snafu, the source tells Us that they struggled to form a real bond due to their differences.

“In the beginning of their relationship, Kate and Meghan did get along,” the source says, but “they didn’t see eye-to-eye when it came to day-to-day life in the palace.”

The source adds that Kate “wishes she knew more” about Meghan’s struggles to adjust to royal life. During the aforementioned interview, the Suits alum revealed she was suicidal while she was pregnant with son Archie, now 22 months. Meghan cited the way she was portrayed in the U.K. press — and the royal family’s lack of support — as a contributing factor to her mental health struggles.

“Kate was called ‘Waity Katie’ waiting to marry William. While I imagine that was really hard, and I do, I can’t picture what that felt like. This is not the same,” Meghan said. “And if a member of this family will comfortably say, ‘We’ve all had to deal with things that are rude.’ Rude and racist are not the same. And equally, you’ve also had a press team that goes on the record to defend you, especially when they know some things are not true. And that didn’t happen for us.”

[From Us Weekly]

“Over a year” would be Commonwealth Day, 2020. When Meghan smiled and said hello to Kate at the Commonwealth service and Kate pursed her lips and made a grumpy little bitchface. I guess that counts as “speaking directly” to one another. It was said that Kate was particularly glum that day because she missed the pre-Meghan days. So… maybe Kate and Meghan never would have gotten along. Because Kate was always going to have a problem with whomever Harry married. She was always going to be a giant bitch to Harry’s wife because in her keen little head, Harry was “hers.”

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