Kate Middleton 'doing her best' to patch things up with the Sussexes and help 'struggling' Meghan Markle cope with intense tabloid glare
Middleton feels sorry for Markle who recently said in a documentary that she was "not OK."
The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, is reportedly "doing her best" to try and reach out to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, after their emotional documentary, according to a royal expert. Kte, 37, reportedly feels sorry for Markle, 38, who recently said in an ITV documentary that she was "not OK" as she has been struggling to deal with the spotlight after marrying into the royal family and giving birth.
Kate, mother-of-three, wishes to "patch things up in private" after Harry refused to dismiss reports of a burgeoning rift between him and his brother Prince William. Harry, in the documentary, said he and his brother had "good days and bad days" and are on "different paths."
Author and former royal correspondent Phil Dampier, while speaking to Express, said: "Behind the scenes, I’m told Kate is doing her best to bring everyone together and help Meghan. None of them want to let the Queen down, so Kate is trying to patch things up in private. I’m told she has reached out to Meghan and spoken to her on the phone. Kate feels sorry for her and knows that Meghan is struggling."
Meghan Markle, during an interview featured in the documentary, admitted to feeling vulnerable and struggling to cope with the intense tabloid interest. "I never thought that this would be easy, but I thought it would be fair and that's the part that's really hard to reconcile", she said. "I've said for a long time to H – that's what I call him – it is not enough to just survive something. That's not the point of life. You've got to thrive and feel happy."
"I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip. I tried, I really tried. But I think what that does internally is probably really damaging," she added.
Palace aides have denied reports of a rift between the Cambridges and the Sussexes, Harry has particularly refused to deny a fallout when asked about the speculations.
Harry, while speaking to presenter Tom Bradby, said: "Part of this role, part of this job and this family being under the pressure it is under, inevitably stuff happens. But look, we are brothers, we will always be brothers. We are certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him and, as I know, he will always be there for me. We don't see each other as much as we used to because we are so busy but I love him dearly and the majority of stuff is created out of nothing. As brothers, you have good days, you have bad days."