Royal insiders urge Meghan Markle to take the Queen's help to deal with rumors of rift with Kate Middleton
Courtiers have been using 52-year-old Sophie, Countess of Wessex, as an example for someone who had previously gone through a rough start when she entered the Royal family.
Not all is well in the royal family as negative reports continue to bombard them daily. The most recent story whipping up a storm is that of an alleged rift between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton. Media reports have quoted insiders from the palace as saying that the Duchess of Sussex is authoritative and that there has recently been a tense showdown between the two sisters-in-law where Kate was apparently furious with Meghan for berating her aides.
Following the news of the rift, royal insider feel that the Duchess of Sussex can easily wiggle her way out of this sticky situation by going to the Queen, using Prince Harry's aunt Sophie, Countess of Wessex, as a role model. According to Sunday Times, courtiers have been using 52-year-old Sophie as an example for someone who had previously gone through a rough start when she entered the Royal family. But currently, she is one of its stalwarts after building a close relationship with the Queen. Sources even reveal that the monarch is ready to offer her support to Meghan.
"Her Majesty has seen it all and could offer the Duchess some helpful advice at the moment. Meghan would do well to nurture that relationship and pop over for the occasional cup of tea with the Queen. That is what Sophie Countess of Wessex has quietly done so well," an insider revealed.
The rumors going around about the feud and dictatorial behavior might not be showing Meghan in a good light. But apparently, the Countess of Wessex had her share of bad press in her early days. After she got married to Prince Edward, Sophie continued to work in public relations but things started to fall apart following a hasty business talk she had with a Middle Eastern man who she thought was a potential PR client.
While having a chat with the man who she thought was a client, she described the Queen as 'the old dear' and the Queen Mother as 'the old lady' in a kind way. But in the end, that same client turned out to be an undercover reporter of News of the World. But in spite of her bad press, she did make a comeback and now is close to the Queen. "She has built up that relationship, now they are incredibly close and discuss everything. Meghan doesn’t need an invitation — this is a family, after all," a source revealed.
It comes with no doubt that Meghan has already built up a close bond with the Queen during their first engagement together. And now measures are being considered after news of rifts between the two brothers' families are becoming news fodder. It becomes all the more important for the palace to do damage control since it was also hinted that she might be the reason for the fall out between Prince Harry and Prince William.