Meghan Markle shared in her tell-all with Oprah Winfrey that she shared a strained relationship with her sister-in-law Kate Middleton.
According to details, the Duchess of Sussex said that had the roles been reversed “she would have gone out of her way to make Kate feel part of the family.”
Royal authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand claimed in their book Finding Freedom that up until that moment William’s wife had seemingly not shown much interest in finding out more about Harry’s new girlfriend.
Relations between the two women would remain cool, as they struggled to find much in common with one another. The failure to develop a close friendship left Meghan deeply frustrated.
Furthermore, a royal source spoke to the DailyMail saying: “Of all the people in the Royal Family, Meghan said she had hoped to develop a close relationship with Kate, but was never given the chance.
“It was hurtful and disappointing for Meghan. Meghan said Kate never gave her the benefit of the doubt or reached out to her when she was at her lowest, struggling to adjust with very few friends.”
“Had the roles been reversed, Meghan said she would have gone out of her way to make Kate feel part of the family. She would have embraced their sisterhood,” the source added.
Harry’s marriage to Meghan raised the hopes of both the media and royal fans that the young married couples would go on to forge close ties and usher in a new Royal era.