Kate Middleton has definitely had her hands full of royal engagements these past few days, including a visit to Cyprus last week. The latest outing for the Duchess of Cambridge, however, saw her some spare time to pay a visit to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, December 12.
Kate was seen driving herself through the gates of Buckingham Palace in her Range Rover, where she even waved to the huge crowd that had gathered outside the Palace gates. People standing outside the gates were delighted to catch an unexpected glimpse of the royal.
The mother-of-three was spotted wearing a cream jacket and appeared to be alone, but there might be a huge possibility that one of her children was stapped into the back seat of her car. As soon as footage of the royal's visit went online, several people began to share and comment on it.
Kate's visit to the Palace comes on the heels of news that Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, had been previously urged to turn to the Queen for advice amid their rumored feud. It was earlier this month that rumors began to drift about the pregnant Duchess being a 'difficult boss' to work for, and that she doesn't get along with her sister-in-law Kate.
But royal insiders claim that the matriarch is open to lending her support to a vulnerable and pregnant Meghan. "Her Majesty has seen it all and could offer the Duchess some helpful advice at the moment," said the insider. "Meghan would do well to nurture that relationship and pop over for the occasional cup of tea with the Queen. That is what Sophie Wessex has quietly done so well."
On the other hand, a royal biographer has made the claim that Christmas is going to be a tense affair at the Palace, because of the rift between Meghan and Kate. Christopher Wilson, who has written biographies on Charles and Camilla, said, "Kate's a homebody and loves being with her own immediate family at Christmas — off-duty and relaxed."
He added, "Sandringham Christmases can be an ordeal, even for those born royal — and generally those who've married into the family often can't wait to get away. As with many seasonal family gatherings, there can be undercurrents and the publicity over the Meghan clash won't make things any easier between the girls."
However, as has been revealed, Kate and Prince William, along with their children George, Charlotte, and Louis, will be at the Queen's Norfolk residence for Christmas this year, while Prince Harry and Meghan, who are expecting their first child together in the Spring, are expected to take up residence at their brother and sister-in-law's Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, this year for Christmas, just like they did last year, when they were merely engaged to each other.