Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will have to 'unite' with Kate Middleton and Prince William to 'save the royal family' when the Queen retires at 95
"I think after a festive break, both Kate and Meghan will know that joint ventures to support the Queen are not only part of their duty, but also good for the public image," royal expert Katie Nicholl said.
Although they seem to not be on the same page in recent times, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton and their husbands will soon have to figure out a way to work together if they want to salvage the reputation of their high profile family and continue to serve as ideal figureheads to the British public.
Since Queen Elizabeth II will turn 95 in 18 months - the same age at which her husband Philip retired from his public duties - it is rumored that the royal authorities are already making preparations to hand over majority of the reigning monarch's duties to her son, Prince Charles, who is next in line for the throne.
Meanwhile, if their father-in-law takes control of the British crown, it will inevitably mean that his current duties will have to be undertaken by princes Harry and William, along with their spouses. This would mean that the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex will have to put aside any differences between their husbands and step up together as a unit to perform their royal engagements.
"I think after a festive break, both Kate and Meghan will know that joint ventures to support the Queen are not only part of their duty, but also good for the public image," royal expert Katie Nicholl told Closer magazine, Daily Mail reported. "The Queen turns 94 this year and there's a plan in place to relieve her of her pressures, which is why she's calling on the four to step up."
She added: "Although the Cambridges and Sussexes have their own charities, I think the Queen's move towards retirement will force them to work closely with each other."
The news comes after Prince Harry admitted he and his brother are now "on different paths" and have "good days" and "bad days" in their relationship during an ITV's documentary, titled, 'Harry & Meghan: An African Journey' earlier this year.
However, giving people who adore Princess Diana's children some hope that all might not be lost, Harry added, "We are brothers. We will always be brothers."
Nicoll said that the role of getting the younger generation of royals back together would be a task that will likely be shouldered by Kate. "Kate's been in the royal family a lot longer than Meghan and she has a natural tendency for teamwork," the expert explained.
"Behind the scenes, she's known to play the role of peacemaker. She's aware it not in anyone's best interest to feud. If there's a chance to make a secret pact with Meghan to team up more, she will want to do that."