It’s been a whirlwind month for the royal family, with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle launching legal action against tabloid media and then the former wild prince all but confirming his feud with his brother, Prince William.
The Firm has dominated headlines all over the world, with Meghan Markle even confirming in an ITV documentary that the pressure of her new role and the intense spotlight has left her struggling.
Now, it’s been revealed that her sister-in-law, 37-year-old Kate Middleton, has been desperately trying to mend things between the former ‘Fab Four’ behind the scenes, as she ‘feels sorry’ for the Duchess of Sussex.
“Behind the scenes I’m told Kate is doing her best to bring everyone together and help Meghan,” royal author Phil Dampier told The Express.
“I’m told she has reached out to Meghan and spoken to her on the phone.
“Kate feels sorry for her and knows that Meghan is struggling.”
It’s also believed Kate is keen to mend things in private, for the sake of the Queen.
Kate’s move comes just days after a on-hour documentary, called Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, aired on ITV, where the royals opened up about the struggles they’ve faced since tying the knot last year.
UK Journalist Tom Bradby, who is a friend of Prince Harry, asked the Duchess what the last year has been like for her, with Meghan revealing she really had ‘no idea’ what was coming before marrying into the royal family.
“When I first met my now husband, my friends were really happy because I was so happy,” she said. “But my British friend said to me ‘I’m sure he’s great but you shouldn’t do it because the British tabloids will destroy your life’.”
She admitted she ‘naively’ thought that wouldn’t be the case and ‘didn’t get it’ at the time, before adding that it’s ‘been complicated’ since.
Meghan went on to add that she never thought it would be easy.
“But I thought it would be fair and that’s the part that’s really hard to reconcile,” she said.
The ‘fab four’ first appeared together in February 2018 in an official appearance at the Royal Foundation forum, just four months before Harry and Meghan tied the knot.
Rumours of a ‘feud’ in the palace cast a shadow over their tight bond and by March this year, the Queen announced the creation of a new Household for Harry and Meghan, away from Kensington Palace.
The Sussexes moved to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, while William and Kate stayed put at Kensington Palace.
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