Meghan Markle and Kate have not spoken in over a year as there's 'real animosity' between Harry and William

Royal insiders said Kate and Meghan did get along initially but 'they didn’t see eye-to-eye when it came to day-to-day life in the palace'


                            Meghan Markle and Kate have not spoken in over a year as there's 'real animosity' between Harry and William
(L-R) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (Getty Images)

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, have reportedly not spoken to each other directly in over a year, reveal royal insiders. Meghan, in her interview with Oprah Winfrey, spoke how she and Kate received different treatment from the UK press. She also spoken about the incident where it was alleged that Kate had cried because of her, clarifying that it was the reverse.

In the interview, Meghan said that unlike what the tabloids had claimed, it was she who had been left crying. She said, "The reverse happened." She further added, "And I don't say that to be disparaging to anyone, because it was a really hard week of the wedding, and she was upset about something. But she owned it, and she apologized and she brought me flowers and a note apologizing."

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Not revealing anything more about the incident, Meghan said, "I actually think it's — I don't think it's fair to her to get into the details of that because she apologized," and continued, "And I've forgiven her." She also said, "I would have never wanted that to come out about her ever, even though it happened."

Meghan also specified that Kate was a nice person but the two were always pitted against each other by the media. She said, "If you love me, you don't have to hate her. And if you love her, you don't have to hate me," and added that the tabloids "really seem to want a narrative of a hero and a villain."

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a service marking the centenary of WW1 armistice at Westminster Abbey. (Getty Images)

Speaking of how Middleton is reacting to the interview, royal insiders said Kate and Meghan did initially get along. The source told Express, "In the beginning of their relationship, Kate and Meghan did get along,” adding, however, that “they didn’t see eye-to-eye when it came to day-to-day life in the palace”

Royal expert Kate Nicholls also claimed that Kate's husband Prince William was devastated over the claims made in the interview. She said, "I think that the idea that Kate’s being dragged into this will be upsetting for Kate who behind the scenes has tried really hard to be a peacemaker between William and Harry. She has been deeply saddened by the brothers’ falling out. Don’t forget she was incredibly close to Harry herself."

Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge stands with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at Westminster Abbey for a Commonwealth day service in London, England. (Getty Images)

Insiders also spoke about how Meghan and Kate haven't spoken directly in over a year and said, "They were never that close, but the reason they’re not speaking is because of the rift between Prince Harry and Prince William." They further added, "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."

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