Tension between the dueling Duchesses came to a head following Markle and her husband Prince Harry’s bombshell interview with talk show titan Oprah Winfrey, where the former royals exposed what their life was really like behind the palace walls.
During their tell-all, Markle claimed Middleton made her cry before her wedding to Harry in 2018, despite initial reports alleging the opposite happened. “The narrative with Kate, it didn’t happen,” Markle told Winfrey, adding that their altercation over the flower girl dresses “made me cry” and “really hurt my feelings.”
Now, the two women appear to be putting the past behind them and turning over a new leaf. “Meghan and Kate are actually getting along really well and have been in touch more often,” an insider dished to Us Weekly. “Meghan and Kate’s relationship was never that close. And now they’re closer than ever and working on their relationship for the sake of the family.”
Motherhood seemingly brought the feuding duo together. After the former Suits actress, 40, and the Duke, 36, welcomed their second child, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, in early June, Middleton insisted that she “can’t wait” to meet the newborn — who is named after Queen Elizabeth II and Harry’s late mom, Princess Diana. Markle and Harry also share son Archie, 2.
“I wish her all the very best," the brunette beauty said during a visit to a primary school shortly after the birth of baby Lilibet, OK! reported. "We haven’t met her yet, so hopefully that will be soon."
A source spilled to the outlet that “Kate has been reaching out to Meghan a lot more since [Lili] was born, she’s sending [notes and] gifts and trying to build up a relationship.” The insider also noted they two have “bonded over both having daughters and can't wait for all the cousins to meet.”
Middleton, 39, shares Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3, with husband Prince William.