Us Weekly: Duchess Kate ‘is really keen to see what Meghan is all about’


Now that Prince Harry has publicly claimed Meghan Markle as his girlfriend, the press will likely plow full-steam ahead into speculation that Harry and Meghan are headed for an engagement, any day now. Considering how Harry has been making some huge efforts to protect Meghan, I actually do think that Harry is balls-out, crazy-in-love with her. So, yeah, maybe an engagement is coming. In the meantime, Harry’s sister-in-law still hasn’t met Meghan, at least according to Us Weekly. But sources say Kate is very “keen” to meet her. Considering Kate’s previous, well-documented keenness to do charity work, I would suspect that “keen” is Kate’s go-to word to describe something she’d rather not do.

His sister-in-law awaits! Kate Middleton is looking forward to meeting Prince Harry’s new girlfriend, Meghan Markle, Us Weekly can exclusively reveal.

“Kate is really keen to see what Meghan is all about,” an insider tells Us. Duchess Kate, 34, will soon get her chance. The source adds that she and Prince William will most likely be introduced during the American actress’ next trip to London. For now, the Suits star, 35, plans to visit Prince Harry in the UK before he leaves for his Caribbean tour at the end of the month, the source tells Us. She was originally going to fly in this past weekend, but the pair thought it would be too much just days after their romance going public. (Markle films her USA Network drama in Toronto.)

As Us exclusively reported, Markle has already met some of the royal family. Markle was introduced to her beau’s father, Prince Charles, as well as his cousin Princess Eugenie, during Prince Harry’s 32nd birthday bash at the royal Balmoral estate in Scotland in September.

“I’d call the visit a coming-out party. It would have been the first time some of his close friends got to meet her,” a second source told Us. Another added, “It went really well. Everyone loved Meghan.”

Prince Harry and the Northwestern University grad have been dating since June. The first source tells Us that they’ve recently been talking on the phone “all day, every day” and have FaceTimed a great deal. Still, once-divorced Markle is being careful of what she posts on social media. The L.A. native, who shared a photo of two bananas spooning after their relationship surfaced, “doesn’t want people to read too much into things.”

[From Us Weekly]

“Kate is really keen to see what Meghan is all about.” I could write, like, fifty pages about that one sentence. There’s a presumption there, that the Duchess of Cambridge is the arbiter of… something. That it’s important that Kate figure out “what Meghan is all about.” Like Meghan must be examined, and Meghan’s motives must be assessed. And what is Meghan all about? It must be so foreign to Kate – Meghan works for a living and chooses to devote a lot of time and energy to charity. Meghan is already very keen on living a full life, not just hanging around for a decade to get the ring. Kate is keen to figure out how that works.



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  1. Mousyb says:

    “Meghan is already very keen on living a full life, not just hanging around for a decade to get the ring. Kate is keen to figure out how that works.”

    Almost spit out my granola loling at that line. But yeah, I’m super happy for Harry and Megan and wish them happiness and that they will shape the monarchy into the 21st century (even tho hes like 5th in the throne or something he still has the potential).

    • notasugarhere says:

      We’re supposed to believe KM’s keen to examine the concept of “work”? Press, pull the other one.

      She wants to suss out the competition, and how strong Markle’s position is with Harry. There are reasons why KM has few close female friends.

      • Nic919 says:

        Outside of Pippa does she have any female friends at this point? We don’t hear mention of anyone other than staff when she goes shopping.

        Kate views all women as competition and she is going to wear massive heels whenever Meghan is around because the only thing she has on her is height.

      • Yolanda says:

        I only know of two friends: Emilia D’Erlanger Paterson and Sophie Carter

      • Hashtagwhat says:

        Does she have height on her? Meghan looks amazingly tall to me, no?

    • Sage says:

      i don’t get this female friends thing, what does that mean? I can count on one hand my female friends. Should I have more?

      Kate has a couple of female friends that I’m aware of- Sophie and Emilia.

      • Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

        The OP meant that at one point Kate had a good circle of female friends around her but she gradually brushed them off in favour of Willys circle so that she could keep tabs on him and further ingratiate herself into his life. Plus she has a well documented jealous and controlling streak, partly due to her own insecurities and his well known cheating during the GF days. There is a famous story about how CCTV caught him getting it on with a random girl in a fire escape in a club – a video was touted to the press but it got buried after the palace intervened. And then there was the photo’s of him groping a woman’s breast in a club that the Fail published. They were supposedly ‘on’ at the time of both incidents, the 2nd one resulted in the great breakup of 2007.

        There are many stories about her behaviour toward any women that he showed an interest in even if she was really just a friend. She and Pippa were known to mean girl them to chase them off. A lot of that has been whitewashed now that they are married but Kate is not a nice person, she plays dirty.

    • BTownGirl says:

      Honestly, my tea is now splattered on my desk hahahahaha! Please, Harry, please marry this beautiful, accomplished woman WHO I AM SURE WILL WEIGHT HER HEMS and gift us all with the sight of Duchess Bucket earnestly explaining to her why she just can’t leave Norfolk and cut a few ribbons every once in awhile. Please, please let her be the Delia Wheelwright/Sonja Barker-Finch to Mama Middleton’s do-nothing version of Hyacinth. Kiwi fruit for everyone!!

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      I wish them happiness too. This young woman is so very impressive. Kate couldn’t begin to hold a candle to Meghan in terms of expressiveness, personality, and social conscience. And what a terrific writer Meghan is! Sorry if this link from Elle UK has already been posted here, but the account by Meghan of what it has been like to be of mixed race, describing events from childhood to the present, is absolutely gripping and beautifully written:

      • Carey says:

        Wow, that was great! I’m seriously impressed. She also got me to go to her website so both great writing and savvy promotion too. Can’t hate on that.

    • Anna says:

      I feel like maybe Kate and Meghan have already met. Meghan is in the UK right now. There are pics online

  2. Sage says:

    The tabs still think an engagement is

    He’s know her for 6 months, he spent 2 months in Africa. How much time have they actually spent together?
    I predict the relationship will be over by fall 2017. Maybe sooner if she starts to make herself more available to him..

    • JulieM says:

      I agree. Everyone is trying so hard to make this happen. They may marry, but I don’t think it’s happening soon, if at all.

    • notasugarhere says:

      He spent 5-6 weeks in Africa.

      Rania and Abdullah II were engaged at the 2 month mark, married 7 months after they first met.

      Letizia and Felipe were engaged around the 5 month mark of dating secretly, married 6 months later.

      • Sage says:

        I am not familiar with Rania and Letizia, I will look them up. However did they live in the same country while they were dating their princes?

      • notasugarhere says:

        Letizia did, I’m not sure about Rania.

        Maxima and Mary had long-distance relationships with their princes until they both made the move to Europe (from New York and Australia). Maxima is Argentinian, but she was working in banking in NYC when they first started dating.

    • HH says:

      Getting older, I do think that shorter engagements can work. With time you figure out what you want and don’t want, and you do so quicker. I feel like you can assess the situation a lot better because you know more about yourself. Of course this can apply to some younger couples as well.

    • Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

      I dunno – if it is love then why not. It depends on wether she is willing give up a burgeoning career – due to him being so close to the throne she would have to. If he was further down the pecking order i don’t think it would be too much of an issue for them.

    • Citresse says:

      Yeah Sage, I’m inclined to agree with you. The letter from Harry’s office was significant, but I think the relationship will run its course and then I think Harry will marry someone who lives part of the year in Africa.

  3. astrid says:

    In my fantasy, they will get married and Katie looks even lazier then now.

  4. Chrissy says:

    I smell Kate and Carole ‘s scheming starting in 3, 2, 1…. Anything so Kate will overshadow the new woman in the family. I predict something drastic.

    • Yolanda says:

      Kate is not keen on competition, she sees other women as a threat. I can’t imagine see will look forward to being constantly compared to Meghan

    • Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

      Cue some nasty stories being ‘leaked’ to the press about Meghan. The Mids have previous on this, there are strong rumours that they were behind some of the nasty stories that were ran about Chelsy, particularly the ones that painted her as the party girl while Kate was the studious academic.

      Kate and Carole have never reacted well to other women around the brothers.

      • PHAKSI says:

        I hope Meghan fights back. And the US tabloids will back her. Its about time the Midds got a taste of their own medicine

      • Emily says:

        If this is true (and I totally believe Kate hates any competition), Meghan’s being an American is probably a benefit – the U.S. tabloids would never pick Kate over a potential American princess.

      • Hashtagwhat says:

        DU–I think you had some intel on another thread about this. Can you or maybe NOTA explain to me how Paul Dacre of the DM is in their back pocket? Do celebrities really pay the DM? Do they pay Dacre as a consultant? Why do the Middleton’s have such media game?

    • TyrantDestroyed says:

      Yeah I don’t think Ma Middleton is very happy with this relationship that will make her snowflake look bad. They will release all their heavy press artillery. *grabbing popcorn*

  5. vanna says:

    I love this article! I only ever read that word when the Cambridges are involved. How are they not mocked more for their pretentious keeness?

  6. graymatters says:

    Meghan has already crafted her public persona, which Kate could discover by reading everything on her website. It would be a lot like reading briefing materials for her engagements, I imagine. If she wants to know Meghan personally, she could ask Harry for her phone number and give her a call. Just a wild idea of mine.

    • Liberty says:

      My supposition is that KM is busily ordering very high wedges, anticipating a moment when she can order Meghan to curtsy to her.

      My other supposition is that Meghan seems smart, cool, and worldly enough to curtsy flawlessly, with no knicker flash, then get a private laugh out of it with Harry. #teammeghan

      • Mel says:

        She is not a subject of the British crown, she doesn’t have to curtsy.

      • TheSageM says:

        @Mel British subjects don’t HAVE to curtsy either. Cherie Blair, a proud republican, famously never curtsied to the queen.

      • LAK says:

        She does if she marties him.

        The rest of us don’t have to, but they all curtsey to each other the first time they see each other each day according to order of precedence.

  7. Bettyrose says:

    All of Harry’s friends attended a birthday bash but Kate wasn’t there? Was William?

    • Deedee says:

      I guess this flies in the face of all the “Kate’s taking care of lonely Harry by planning his birthday parties” stories. How can you celebrate without tips from Pippa?

    • Chrissy says:

      Weren’t the Doolittles here in Canada in mid-September?
      I sincerely doubt that Harry and Kate are as close as she’d like. He probably is pleasant to her but embarrassed as well. Kate is too milquetoasty and boring for our Harry and I think he sees right through the Middleton BS. She would never be a confidante of his IMO.

  8. Citresse says:

    I don’t think Markle would be willing to give up her career for the royal life. That’s the problem with Harry – he likes independent feisty women and of course they’re not going to give up everything to marry a Prince.

    • Bridget says:

      Meghan’s career isn’t really suited for longevity. She’s got a good job now, but Suits isn’t going to be on forever and the likelihood is high that when that job is done she’ll be knocking around auditioning for guest roles (the path every former USA supporting girl is on). I’m just suggesting that if she’s really heading in this direction with Harry, perhaps her career concerns won’t be the #1 stumbling block.

      • Sophie says:

        And she’s already asking for time off from filming.

      • jetlagged says:

        Do we really believe that story about requesting time off? Filming episodic television doesn’t work that way – an actor can’t just ask for time off like that unless it’s well in advance so the production can plan around it. I call BS on the whole story, for a multitude of reasons.

      • Kate says:

        If Suits is any indication she’s no great actress, she says all her lines like they’re, well, lines. I don’t really see her having some big film or TV career when Suits ends, at best she’d get another supporting role on an average show.

      • penny says:

        She was spotted in London today. There’s a story with “candid” shots of her shopping for groceries in Kensington and walking up to the gates, by DF

    • notasugarhere says:

      Even everyday people have to make these kinds of choices. If I commit to this relationship, I have to move to another state. If I commit to this, I have to change careers because there are no jobs doing what I do in X state.

      Maxima, Letizia, Daniel, Mathilde, and Grace Kelly all gave up their good careers for their royal marriages. Two of those, Letizia and Grace, had high-profile public careers. I’d consider all of them (except possibly Mathilde) feisty and independent.

      To the Mathilde fans, I think she’s intelligent, strong, and wears the pants in that family, but I don’t think she screams feisty or independent.

    • HappyMom says:

      I think, based on her other interests-lots of higher profile social justice things, I think she was an International Relations major (worked at the embassy in Buenos Aires), clothing and style-she would easily give up acting.

  9. Dani says:

    I want Kate to be so nice and welcoming to Meghan and they end up being bff sisters in law because women need to be there for each other. My unicorn is alive.

  10. Sharon Lea says:

    Harry is definitely into Meghan, and I could see a marriage. He would not have gone public if he didn’t see this as a possibility. If he wants a family, they might have to fast track things because of her age, to be honest. I like her and see her as a good fit. I do wonder how much she would miss acting? She’d have to wrap on Suits, right?

  11. PHAKSI says:

    All the articles have been talking about Kate’s opinion not Will’s. Does Will’s opinion not matter to Harry? Are Harry and Kate closer than we thought? So close that he really values her opinion

    • bucketbot says:

      Oh please! Harry is nice to everyone. And Kate is his brother’s wife so he will be nice to her, especially during engagements. I think that whole Kate is close to Harry thing came to be because during engagements she looks more engaged with him (though I tend to think she gives that look to anyone she finds hot – see than anyone else. Most times she looks dead bored. But all this Harry needing Kate’s approval talk is just so much projection or tabloid fiction. If not, they would have met by now. It’s not like the Cambridges work a lot so they couldn’t find the time or anything.

    • notasugarhere says:

      No, it is that the press knows that neither Will nor Kate sells – but Kate sells better than Wills. The tabloids are staging themselves for Diana vs. Fergie not Charles vs. Andrew.

      • bluerunning says:

        I’d take it one step more and say they’re priming the woman vs woman angle already. First Kate will be keen to meet Meghan, then we’ll get the fluff pieces where they’re best friends, then, it will be the inevitable headlines of Kate vs Meghan. If there are kids involved, that will be phase 2 of the rivalry…. but I don’t think Kate’s quite up to taking on Meghan… even with the tabs behind her. Meghan has more charisma in her pinky than Kate has mustered…well… ever?

    • Lindsay says:

      I think Kate will be more judgmental and have a stronger opinion about it. She will break up the threesome and she is obsessed with being “looked after” like a child. She constantly makes comments about it. Harry is the one that looks after her the most in public and now she won’t have his full attention. She is noticeably happier when he is there, like she is with Sir Ben A-something, hopefully for different reasons.

      Harry thought Kate was a limpet and definitely wasn’t a fan while they were dating. Once they were engaged he changed his tune and was supportive and respectful of his brother. Maybe they are expecting the same from William? I don’t know why, that is not his style.

      Also, the media loves pitting the women against one another. There is more drama and intrigue in what Kate thinks and opens up new story possibilities in a way William not liking her or even simply being neutral on her would not.

  12. Sixer says:

    Is the tenth or eleventh or fifty-billionth thing about which Katie Bucket is “keen”?

    Can she be keen on all these things at once? Will her new title be Chief Juggler of the Keens?

    I’m going to start calling her Katie Keen.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I like it!

    • TotallyBiased says:

      That works! One of the best-selling comic books of all time in the US was from Archie Comic books; it was a character called Katy Keene and she was “keen” to do EVERYTHING. So they had paper dolls and outfits you could cut out of the comics for everything imaginable.

  13. Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

    Kate is ‘keen’ to do a lot of things but i think in this instance its probably true – suss out the competition and find a way to tear her down. Kate has always been someone who has to be Queen Bee with regards to the Wales brothers – she will not be pleased about this. She and Carole won’t be able to pull their usual BS to tear down Harry’s GFs – the US press and Harry have her back.

    • notasugarhere says:

      And use the Middleton PR contact at the DM to “shine the light” on everything negative thing they can make up about Markle.

      • Hashtagwhat says:

        I just asked the two of you a question upthread about the DM and the Middleton playbook with them…would love to hear your thoughts. I just don’t get how it works?

  14. bellebottomblues says:

    Time for a 3rd pregnancy….all eyes back on Skatey Katey lol

  15. Meow says:

    All Kate needs to know is that Meghan is prettier, cleverer, and more accomplished than she will EVER be. Kate’s over.

    • Zeddy says:

      Prettier, and she’s older!

      • Yolanda says:

        We know Kate is all about looks, so Meghan’s accomplishments won’t bother her, but the fact that Meghan is prettier, naturally skinny, and has great skin and hair, will!

      • bucketbot says:

        6 months older? i doubt it matters to anyone sane, even Kate. If anything Ms. Markle’s previous divorce would matter to her.

        ETA: And Markle’s experience. Kate has none to speak of, career or otherwise.

    • Sage says:

      With all those accomplishments, Meghan may still have to defer to future queen Kate. Ouch.

      • Meow says:

        You reckon she’ll get as far as queen? I reckon Willy will chuck her, when he eventually reaches the end of his tether with her uselessness and her clinging.

  16. Barrett says:

    I’m a nurse in an emergency room. Is acting and wearing tight outfits really “working for a living” compared to most of us?

    Kate and Meghan’s PR better cool it for a minute before us “commoners” revolt!!!

    • notasugarhere says:

      Yes, being a successful-enough actor to earn a living is considered working for a living. Especially when you end up in the coveted position of being paid to act regularly, unlike the millions of others who never make it that far.

      I appreciate nurses, have many in my family. You made a choice to pursue nursing, she made a choice to pursue acting. Why attack her for being successful at it?

    • Lindsay says:

      Oh come on. Of course it is a job. It may not be the most important job in the world, she isn’t saving lives, or making groundbreaking discoveries but then again most people aren’t. Being a waitress is a job, you are undeniably working for a living. You are providing the experience of a nice night out. You can agrue her job is overpaid for the most successful actors or given too attention but yes, it is a job. People doing different things is what makes the world go round.

    • K2 says:

      The Guardian did a short video piece on her – she’s worked with World Vision and the UN on children and women’s issues. They show a clip of a speech she gave. That’s not something she’s paid to do, and she came across well.

      I have no dog in this race, but a mixed-race woman is being treated appallingly, for absolutely no reason whatsoever. My opinion of Harry has risen a lot after that defence – he went full HAM over it, and her, and good for him.

    • CrystalBall says:

      Not only nurses are in the business of saving lives – if it wasn’t for talented actors in tv series most of us would have died of boredom by now. So yes, Ms. Markle’s job is indeed very important. (And let’s not forget all the bedbound, recovering patients who heal a lot better with entertaining actors on tv who distract them from their pain!) I thought a nurse would know this :-)

    • bluebella says:

      Yes I think acting on a successful TV show is work. They work long hours too.

  17. Zeddy says:

    Who gives a flying f*** what Kate thinks? What’s she going to do, she has no power?

    • Meme says:

      Don’t you know, Kate is the STAR of the British royal family, EVERYTHING revolves around her and what she thinks and feels.

    • bucketbot says:

      As wife of the future monarch, the British press does give her importance, and yes they realize she has no substance.

      • Zeddy says:

        I just don’t get that. All she has to do is pop out babies and attend charity events; the latter of which she is failing.

  18. Kitty says:

    The truth is whoever Harry marries it’s going to overshadow will and Kate especially if it’s Meghan or a black women who has work ethic and a humanitarian. The media will attack Kate for her lack of substance.

    • Yolanda says:

      Good. Perhaps that will lead to Kate starting to work more. She needs to realise she can’t get away with being this lazy

    • vava says:

      It’s about time the media go after Kate – she deserves it. Just like her lazy husband.

      I’d like to see Meghan and Harry keep it together. Plus it’s a nice diversion for reading something other than this Trump Tragedy going on at the moment.

    • Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

      They will never outright attack the Dolittles so it will be done in the usual passive/aggressive snark of ‘oh look how pretty Kate is in her £1million pound badly tailored designer dress on a rare visit to one of her 11 patronages’, all the while gushing about ‘meghan the glamorous actress who works hard juggling a career and her activism for social change etc..’.

      Either way Kate will never come out on top against Meghan, regardless of the PR games she and Carole play. It will be interesting to see how Harry reacts to it, judging by the recent statement he put out he won’t tolerate Kate and Carole’s games. And I get the feeling Meghan won’t either, I can’t help but feel she is a bit of a tough cookie who will give the Middleton mafia a run for their money.

  19. Cerys says:

    Keen seems to be one of Kate’s favourite words. I’m sure she is “keen” to see Meghan and pass on her tips for being a Windsor wife – shopping, flashing and lazing about. I can’t see Kate or Carole taking kindly to a new Royal duchess who has the potential to overshadow Kate in everything. Team Cambridge will be trotting out the kids soon to try and get some attention back.

    • Zardi123 says:

      Absolutely. .. so true .. KM will be jealous of MM as she certainly can talk and do speeches easily and does a huge huge amount for under privliged people not like our coathanger dolly peg who does absolutely square root of ZERO…

  20. Starlight says:

    Kate will absolutely adore Miss Meghan M as the class system being what it is, Kate will feel comfortable explaining how the firm works, she wouldn’t want to Feel redundant to a sister in law already from a royal background.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Kate Middleton doesn’t understand how the Firm works, judging upon her behavior and actions for the last 15 years. KM isn’t from a royal background. How could Markle be redundant to a woman who doesn’t work and never earned a living?

      • Starlight says:

        Well let’s put it another way, if Harry was dating a royal princess or aristocrat would Kate need to give advice, no because that royal or aristo would not require advice. But Meghan will probably get advice from Kate because she will want to give advice from her experience. This is why I think Kate will enjoy this relationship going further as it makes Kate more classy.

  21. Hashtagwhat says:

    Kaiser, I just came to say I think this is one of the funniest intros I’ve ever read.