Kate Middleton has ‘very few people to confide in’ after Meghan Markle quit royal life, expert claims

Kate Middleton has 'very few people to confide in' after Meghan Markle quit royal life, expert claims.

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Following Queen Elizabeth’s passing, the Sussexes leaving Britain for sunny California, and disgraced Prince Andrew not having an official role, the number of working royals is at an all-time low.

What’s most, Kate Middleton is taking her time to recuperate after undergoing a planned abdominal surgery and is expected to return to her royal duties around Easter. At the same time, King Charles, who’s receiving treatment in London for his sudden cancer diagnosis is either rescheduling or postponing many of his duties as well.

And, as we all know, formality is an essential part of the lives of the royals.

Today, with William being torn between taking most of the care for the kids and attending royal engagements, Kate is believed to have only few people to confide in around her, especially after Meghan Markle quit royal life.

“When Will and Kate came over, and I met her for the first time, they came over for dinner, I remember I was in ripped jeans, and I was barefoot,” Meghan recalled. “I was a hugger. I’ve always been a hugger, I didn’t realize that that is really jarring for a lot of Brits.”

She continued: “I guess I started to understand very quickly that the formality on the outside carried through on the inside. There is a forward-facing way of being, and then you close the door and go ‘You can relax now’, but that formality carries over on both sides. And that was surprising to me.”

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At the beginning, Kate and Meghan were rather close. They may have not been best of friends, but the two were certainly far from enemies.

“Meghan would agree with the assessment that the Duchesses were not the best of friends,” Finding Freedom authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand wrote. “Their relationship hadn’t progressed much since [Markle] was Harry’s girlfriend.”

The authors added that Meghan expected Kate to take her under her wing, but that allegedly never happened.

“Meghan was disappointed that she and Kate hadn’t bonded over the position they shared, but she wasn’t losing sleep over it,” Durand and Scobie wrote in Finding Freedom, adding that “Meghan would far rather have had Kate check in on her during the most difficult times with the press.”

According to the Netflix documentary about the Sussexes, Meghan and Kate’s relationship took the wrong turn prior to Meghan’s wedding to Harry.

According to Harry, Kate wasn’t happy with Princess Charlotte’s dress, who was a flower-girl.

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However, although Kate claimed her daughter was in distress because of the dress, which allegedly was “too big, too long, too baggy,” she refused to meet Meghan’s tailor at Kensington Palace to have it fixed.

“Meg asked if Kate was aware of what was going on right now. With her father,” Harry said. “Kate said she was well aware, but the dresses. And the wedding is in four days!”

“I’m not sure what else to say. If the dress doesn’t fit then, please take Charlotte to see Ajay. He’s been waiting all day,” Meghan texted Kate, according to Harry.

Kate replied with, “Fine.”

Harry further wrote that when he arrived home, he found his then future wife sobbing on the floor. “It was intolerable but temporary. Kate hadn’t meant any harm, I told her.”

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Royal expert Robert Jobson claims that following the Queen’s death, both Kate and Meghan were asked not to travel to Balmoral, but the real reason was they didn’t want Meghan there and Kate was only told to stay behind so that things looked fairer.

Jobson said, “Kate deliberately stayed away, but she desperately wanted to be there with the Queen in her last moments. That’s eaten Kate up and has built up resentment towards Meghan.”

During the funeral, Kate and William, as well as Harry and Meghan, walked alongside one another, and according to Jobson, “Catherine later admitted to a senior royal that, such was the ill feeling between the two couples, the joint walkabout was one of the hardest things she’d ever had to do.” 

Kate and Meghan haven’t seen each other since Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. Meghan is known to have remained in a close relationship with Princess Eugenie, who is said to be the only family member who has visited the Sussexes in the States.

If Kate is close to Princess Eugenie is not known.

In fact, Kate has some close friends, three of which are considered to be her closest, and as we all know, Meghan isn’t one of them.

“Kate has maintained deep friendships with several of her schoolmates, who obviously knew her way before royalty came her way, so they’ll know just how to help,” Bond told OK! Magazine.

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While studying at Marlborough College, Kate made friends with her now long-time friend Emilia Jardine Paterson, who was the one to introduce Kate to her now-husband.

Emilia is one of Prince George’s godmothers and has done re-decorations at Kensington Palace and Anmer Hall as part of her job as an interior designer.

Another person essential for Kate is her friend Sophie Carter, who is also Prince George’s godmother.

Sophie attended Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding and has been spotted alongside the senior royals at Sandringham for the traditional Christmas Day walk to church, as per Express. She and Kate has been on plenty of skiing holidays together.

“Sophie will have been calling to see if she can help out. After all, she went through a near-fatal emergency during the birth of her daughter Lady Louise and also suffered an ectopic pregnancy, so she knows exactly what it’s like to have major surgery and come through it,” a source told Express, writing of Sophie’s role in Kate’s life, especially during her time of recovery.

Lady Laura Meade is the third person very close to Kate. Her husband, James, who attended college with William, was the future King’s best man to his wedding with Kate. Lady Laura is Prince Louis’ godmother.

“Being in the Royal Family is a lonely place, and Kate’s got very few people now, especially after the Queen’s death, who she can go to and confide in,” expert Jennie Bond, who previously worked as a royal correspondent for BBC, told GB News. “Think back to when Diana and Fergie were always giggling and would help each other let off steam… Kate hasn’t got that.”

“The fact that things didn’t work out with Meghan was a real blow because Prince Harry’s bride would have been another person stuck in the same situation.”

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Kate still has her friends whom she trusts, and she also has her mother and her sister by her side.

“Kate has maintained deep friendships with several of her schoolmates, who obviously knew her way before royalty came her way, so they’ll know just how to help,” Jennie Bond added.

“Kate has also forged strong friendships with many of William’s crowd, and they will all have been offering practical help – particularly with the children – as William juggles his work commitments with his priority of caring for his wife and family.”

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