Royal expert Jennie Bond theorized Kate was disappointed by Meghan and Prince Harry's behavior.
“Catherine was deeply hurt by some of the things Harry said about her, particularly in his book, and unfortunately because of these entrenched positions where neither side seems to want to make contact or the first move, I can’t see this rift healing any time soon,” Bond said in an interview.
Bond alluded to the Princess of Wales previously being a mediator for the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex.
“Catherine has played the peacemaker in the past and has brought William and Harry together, and I think that comes from her own family, and their values,” Bond explained. “But I think she has got to a stage whereby she has had to take a step back. Things have gone too far, and she feels upset and, quite frankly, hurt and insulted."
"Kate has drawn a hard line in the sand — she’s not changing her mind about them," the source told a publication. "They never apologized for their lies. But it’s harder for William because Harry is his brother. It’s a horrible situation all around."
"Kate feels that Harry and especially Meghan have done enough damage to the royal family, and will do even more damage if they’re let back in," they continued.
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"Separate from that, and what was happening behind closed doors was, you know, we knew I was pregnant. We now know it’s Archie, and it was a boy," Meghan said. "We didn’t know any of that at the time. We can just talk about it as Archie now."
"And that was when they were saying they didn’t want him to be a prince or a princess — not knowing what the gender would be, which would be different from protocol — and that he wasn’t going to receive security," she shared.
Scobie was quoted by GB News.