While many thought it couldn't get worse for the royals after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they were leaving their esteemed lives behind in January 2020, the bombshell claims they made following their Megxit appeared to take the cake.
"Everything with Harry and Meghan has been hugely stressful, but if anything, it's pulled [her and William] closer together. She was upset about it because [William] was so upset," another source spilled to the outlet. "Seeing her husband so distraught was tough."
Given that Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, didn't just quietly step back — but rather air out their dirty laundry with the royal family to the world — William and Kate had been left to deal with the chaos that unfolded in the aftermath of their interviews.
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In light of the couple's jaw-dropping claim, the Duke of Cambridge insisted to reporters at the time: "We are very much not a racist family."
Kate had also been tasked with side stepping questions about her brother-in-law and his wife in the past. During her visit to a school last month, the mother-of-three was reportedly asked about Harry and Meghan, to which she promptly replied: "What else?"
It's unclear where Kate, William, Harry and Meghan stand at this point, given that the last time the royal couple saw Meghan was when she left her royal duties. Harry has returned to his homeland twice this year — for Prince Philip's April funeral and to unveil mother Princess Diana's statue in July — but it seems his brief visits did little to mend the cracks in his relationships with his family members.
Meanwhile, “Meghan once said she would never set foot in the U.K. again after how she was treated by The Firm,” an insider exclusively squealed to OK!.
It looks like Harry and Meghan won't be reuniting with the royals anytime soon, as they're planning on spending the holidays with "friends and colleagues who've been by their side through thick and thin this year."