Kate sent flowers to Meghan and tried to bury the hatchet but Duchess of Sussex said 'this isn't enough': Report
A new biography had earlier claimed that Kate and Meghan never became friends and the Duchess of Cambridge never tried to bridge the gap
Kate Middleton had sent some flowers to Meghan as a peace offering but Meghan had told her 'in no uncertain terms that it was not enough'.
A new biography, 'Finding Freedom', claims that the Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Sussex had never become friends. It is also reported that Meghan was 'disappointed' that Kate had never reached out. As per Omid Scoobie and Carolyn Durand who are the authors of the biography, Kate and Meghan 'struggled to move past' mere distant politeness and had 'nothing in common other than the fact that they lived at Kensington Palace'. Meghan had been hoping that kate would show her the ropes a bit but Scoobie and Durand say that Kate was pregnant with Louis at the time and did not go out of her way to make friends with Meghan.
However, according to Vanity Fair's Katie Nicholl, Kate Middleton had very much tried to make some peace and had sent flowers 'at one point to rectify the situation' but Meghan was not satisfied. Nicholl said, "Meghan told Kate in no uncertain terms that flowers were not enough."
"The truth was Meghan and Kate just didn’t know each other that well… Though it was not necessarily her responsibility, Kate did little to bridge the divide. She was fiercely loyal to her husband and his family," the authors reveal. Scoobie and Durand also claimed that the Sussexes and Cambridges had become very bitter with each other, so much so that Kate seemed to snub Meghan at her last royal engagement.
Harry and Meghan had chosen to step down as senior members of the royal family earlier this year with their final royal engagement being the Commonwealth Day Service in Westminster Abbey on March 9. The pair had not been included in the procession of senior royals as insiders said that it was due to their decision to step down. The book reveals, "The decision had been made without their consultation. This year it would be the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince of Wales, and the Duchess of Cornwall walking through the abbey with the Queen." "It felt intentional. Harry was more than disappointed," a friend said. While Harry and Meghan both greeted William and Kate with smiles, the Cambridges showed little response.
It has also been reported that friends of Prince William and Kate have snapped at claims made in a bombshell new biography of Harry and Meghan being shunned by the royal family. Close friends of William and Kate said in the couple's defense that they have "done all they possibly could" to "roll out the red carpet" in order to welcome the former 'Suits' star into the family, going as far as inviting Meghan to Anmer Hall, their family home in Norfolk, and Kate personally cooking vegan meals for her brother-in-law's then-fiancee.
The book speaks about Harry and Meghan's decision to keep the family in the dark over their plans to quit royal duties and that the couple moving abroad to first Canada and then LA, California, had created a "lot of ill will in the household and especially in the family".