AceShowbiz - Meghan Markle seemingly doesn't have the best relationship with sister-in-law Kate Middleton. According to a new report, the two duchesses are distant and haven't communicated often in recent months.
A source revealed to Us Weekly that the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge "barely speak" to each other. It is safe to assume that Meghan and Prince Harry's royal exit was just adding insult to injury.
This arrives after it was reported that Kate was "hurt" upon learning that Harry and Meghan decided to step down as senior royals in a shocking announcement on Wednesday, January 8. An insider previously said that "when Harry was feeling low or had problems, William was always there for him, as was Kate. Kate's incredibly hurt too. She acted as a mentor to Harry before Meghan came into the picture and hates seeing her husband so upset."
As for Harry's older brother Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge was allegedly "distraught and frustrated" by his little brother redefining he and Meghan's roles within the royal family. "William's done everything in his power to help his brother over the years and feels totally let down by his 'reckless' and 'selfish' actions. The way he sees it, Harry's thrown all the good advice he gave him back in his face."
Queen Elizabeth had broken her silence on the Sussexes' shocking movement. The monarch issued a rare statement on Monday, January 13 to address developments following a two-hour summit at royal residence Sandringham Estate, where she sat down with her grandson Prince Harry, his brother Prince William, and their dad, heir to the throne Prince Charles, to discuss the couple's next steps.
In the statement, the Queen revealed they had "very constructive discussions," during which they agreed to a "period of transition," granting the Duke and Duchess their wish to step down as senior members of the royal family and work to become financially independent.
"My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan's desire to create a new life as a young family," she declared. "Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family."
"Harry and Meghan have made clear that they do not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives," the statement continued. "It has therefore been agreed that there will be a period of transition, in which the Sussexes will spend time in Canada and the U.K."