As the New Year approaches, Kate Middleton and Prince William are keen on leaving past disagreements behind, particularly their well-publicized rift with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. The year 2023 ended on a challenging note for the Prince and Princess of Wales, marked by several controversies linked to their strained relations with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Now, as 2024 dawns, the Waleses are eager to turn a new page.
The friction between the two royal couples has captivated the public for years, but recent reports suggest a readiness on both sides to put these issues to rest. A close friend of Kate’s shared with PEOPLE, “She’s moved on, and William has too. They are focusing on what’s important moving forward and are not dwelling on the past.”
Recently, Middleton faced significant media scrutiny, including misinterpretations in Omid Scobie’s book ‘Endgame‘ and portrayals in the authorized edition and popular media like ‘The Crown’ Season 6. These instances challenged her public image, leading to widespread discussion about her role and character.
Despite these challenges, royal insiders indicate that Middleton remains steadfast, supported by her family and friends, and maintains a positive relationship with King Charles. “She has a strong support network that prepares her well for her future responsibilities,” a source revealed to People.
Valentine Low, a royal author, described to People the public perception of Middleton as pleasant and friendly, while emphasizing her inner strength and determination. “She is strong-minded, strong-willed, and ready to stand her ground,” he said.
With the reported end of their transatlantic feud, Middleton is expected to focus more on her Early Years initiatives and her new role as the Princess of Wales. Balancing her public duties with family life, she continues to be a prominent figure in the royal family, poised for a year of new beginnings and continued influence.