For years, Kate and Meghan’s relationship has been the subject of speculation, particularly after reports surfaced claiming they had a falling out over the bridesmaids’ dresses at the Sussexes’ wedding. They appeared to be friendly in public until Meghan and Prince Harry announced their intention to “step back” from the Firm in January of last year. The two women did not appear to make eye contact during their final public appearance together, at a Commonwealth Day service two months later.
This tension is said to have risen after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed their plight behind the Palace walls to Oprah Winfrey in a CBS Special a few months ago. They criticized the Firm’s handling of Meghan and Kate’s alleged feud over bridesmaids’ dresses, as well as the Palace’s handling of race and mental health.
According to reports, the royal wives haven’t spoken to one another in a year.
However, following the birth of Meghan and Harry’s first daughter, Lilibet Diana, last month, there has been renewed optimism that they may reconcile.
According to a source, “tensions between Meghan and Kate have eased. “Kate even sent Meghan a baby gift.
“They’re in a better place and have been exchanging texts since Lilibet was born.” “The bridesmaids incident happened so long ago that it feels pointless to hold onto the anger,” they continued. It’s a waste of energy. They’ve reached an agreement.”
Another source told Us Weekly that the two women “bonded over both having daughters and can’t wait for all the cousins to meet.”
This is in stark contrast to the gender tensions that were making headlines just a few months ago.
“There is real animosity that the brothers have towards one another, and that has spilled over into Meghan and Kate’s relationship, making it very difficult for them to be friends or even friendly,” a source told Us Weekly in March. However, following Kate’s telling comments at a press conference at the G7 Summit a few weeks ago, some believe the feud is far from over.
When asked about Lilibet’s June arrival, the Duchess of Cambridge stated: “I wish her the best of luck.
“No, I haven’t,” Kate said when asked if she had seen her niece via video chat.
It had only been a week since Lilibet’s birth, so this raised some eyebrows.
However, royal commentator Roberta Fiorito dispelled any notion that this was an indication that the feud was still ongoing.
She stated on the Royally Obsessed podcast: “They may not have FaceTimed, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t talked on the phone. “It’s crazy when a new baby arrives, and there’s a lot of chaos.” They do have the added dynamic of their relationship and figuring out any nuances.
Kate hasn’t seen her nephew Archie Harrison since November of this year, when he was last in the UK.
To commemorate Lilibet’s birth, Kate and Prince William shared a photo of the Sussexes taken by photographer Misan Harriman while Meghan was heavily pregnant.
“We are all delighted by the happy news of baby Lili’s arrival,” they captioned the photo. Harry and William sparked reunion rumors when they appeared together to unveil the Princess Diana memorial statue in Kensington Palace at the beginning of July, and appeared to be amicable in each other’s company.
Meghan did not accompany her husband on the flight back to the United Kingdom because she had just given birth.