Duchess Kate & Meghan are ‘getting along really well’ & ‘closer than ever’

Britain's Prince Harry, his wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Westminster Abbey for a service to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force

For a few months now, I can tell that the Duchess of Cambridge is trying to reposition herself yet again. I think we’re hopefully done with the keen peacemaker stories, especially after her full-throttle campaign to attend the Diana-statue unveiling blew up in her face so spectacularly. Not only did William ban her from coming to the unveiling, William actually seemed much less stressed and angry without Kate’s presence. So much for the narrative that only Kate can soothe William’s angry-baby tantrums too. For a few months (ever since she was banned from the unveiling), Kate has been trying to position herself as a different kind of keen peacemaker. We’ve been gifted with multiple stories about how Kate has been texting Meghan and sending gifts and such. It’s interesting. In this week’s Us Weekly, this story appears:

Working through it. Meghan Markle and Duchess Kate’s relationship is continually improving after a rocky year, a source reveals exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly.

“Meghan and Kate are actually getting along really well and have been in touch more often,” the insider says. “Meghan and Kate’s relationship was never that close. And now they’re closer than ever and working on their relationship for the sake of the family.”

The Bench author, 40, and the Duchess of Cambridge, 39, have had a complicated relationship over the past year after Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, gave an explosive CBS interview in March. After the interview aired, a source told Us that the women hadn’t spoken in a year. The tension between them was in part due to Harry’s ongoing rift with his brother, William, 39.

“There is real animosity that the brothers have toward one another, and that has spilled over to Meghan and Kate’s relationship, making it very hard for them to be friends or even friendly,” the insider said in March.

Four months later, a source told Us that the sisters-in-law had made amends and put the bridesmaid dress incident behind them. “It’s wasted energy,” the insider said in July. “They’ve called a truce.”

The arrival of Meghan and Harry’s second child, daughter Lilibet, in early June has also helped bring the family closer together, according to the source. “They’re in a better place and have exchanged texts since the birth of Lilibet,” the insider told Us at the time. “They’ve bonded over both having daughters and can’t wait for all the cousins to meet.”

A second source added, “Kate has been reaching out to Meghan a lot more since [Lili] was born, she’s sending [notes and] gifts and trying to build up a relationship.”

[From Us Weekly]

Do you believe this or nah? What do I believe? I think Kate probably did reach out in some way, probably not by text though. I’m not entirely sure that the Cambridges have the Sussexes’ phone numbers. I think those kinds of communications go through third parties. But I’ll buy that Kate ordered a staffer to send a gift for Lili (something with buttons) and that perhaps flowers were sent for Meghan’s birthday, something like that. But mostly I just think Kate wants us to believe that she’s suddenly the bigger person, the diplomat, the peacemaker. When really she’s just an a–hole, the same a–hole who set out to abuse and smear Meghan from Day 1.

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  1. Maria says:

    “They’ve called a truce” implies they were fighting. The only one fighting was Kate. Meghan was just trying to live her life.

    • Over it says:

      This. Meghan has long being over this mean ass B—-ch . Kate wants to be seen as being nice to repair her damaged reputation and is continuing to use Meghan and now an innocent new born to do it, well F Kate. Incase these people forgot, Kate and Meghan both have sons. One closer in age to Archie than lili would be to Charlotte, so why are they now bonding over having the same sex child? Stop using this black woman and black peoples in general to remake your racist tarnish image Kate. WE SEE YOU KAREN.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      Aww. Poor Duchess of Keenington Palace. The thirst is real. What would she have contributed to the 40X40 mentoring initiative anyway? How to wait 10 years for the ring? How to ignore your charities for 8 years. How to look away whilst your husband trims rose bushes? How to waste away your 20s with not one bit of decent work experience? Ma Middarshian needs to try harder with the puff pieces.

    • Couch potato says:

      Meghan made it clear they were done with this episode BEFORE the wedding. So they’re saying it’s not the episode itselves that’s the problem, it’s the leak and lie to the media Kate’s tried to make truce over?

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      Between what’s going on with Pedo, and the “summit” (with PEOPLE just blurbing that Pedo will NEVER come back to Royal life), and now this, I think the Crisis Managers have finally taken the wheel.

    • Denise says:

      Perfectly stated!

  2. Eurydice says:

    “The Bench author”? Kate gets to be called Duchess, but not Meghan? Sure, closer than ever now that they’re on the other side of the planet from each other.

    • Miranda says:

      Various outlets pull that crap a lot! It’s especially irksome when they continue to refer to Meghan as “Meghan Markle” instead of “Duchess Meghan” or whatever. I can’t imagine that she’s thrilled to be associated with her awful father at this point.

      • Seraphina says:

        You know what I find poetic justice, Harry and Meghan’s initials (HM) can be read as his/her majesty. That always makes me smile for some reason.

    • CommentingBunny says:

      I kind of like Meghan being referred to ny a title she earned – author – while Kate is referred to by a title she was given – Duchess is all she’s got because she’s never earned a thing.

    • Couch potato says:

      I noticed it too. They are doing this all through this exerpt. Everyone elses title is mentioned, but not Meghans.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ Eurydice, that was my first thought, it’s Bench author v Duchess Kate? That points directly to a lie from Camp MiddleLies rushing in to emphasize again this ludicrous peace keeper storyline.
      Keen refused to be nice 6 feet away, yet alone 6,000 miles away!! What a load of BS, again!! I am so sick of the entire family trying to rewrite history when it wasn’t two months ago that her own husband publicly stated that Keen didn’t like Meghan…..🙄

  3. palmasan says:

    Isn’t this recycled news? All these quotes and even the article itself remind me too much of the ones we got just after Lilibet was born.

  4. Merricat says:

    Lol, no. Kate wants to change the narrative without acknowledging her part in it. She helped drive her pregnant sister-in-law to thoughts of suicide. Meghan may forgive her, but we will never forget what she did.

    • Seraphina says:

      I think Meghan may forgive, but I don’t think she will forget. That would take YEARS of Kate trying and I don’t see Kate exerting any kind of effort. This is all going through the motions – smoke and mirrors.

      • Merricat says:

        Yes. I think Meghan has already forgiven Kate in the way that distance allows, mostly because I think Meghan knows it’s unhealthy to hold on to those feelings. But forgetting is a different matter, and I’m of the school that says forgive, but learn. So I agree with you.

      • Seraphina says:

        She’s a bigger person than I am, that’s all I will say.

      • SwirlmamaD says:

        I agree that Meghan is the sort of person who would find a way to move beyond the hurt and pain for her own sake and mental health, but she will not forget. There will be no happy girls’ trip reunions, no get togethers for the sake of the kids, no long Zooms or FT chats, none of that. There will be “space”, as Harry so succinctly put it. Forgive, but NEVER forget.

    • Nic919 says:

      She knew Meghan was seeking help for suicidal ideation while pregnant and still she was fine with her mother and uncle personally attacking Meghan. Those are despicable actions and still she remains silent. If not for Meghan finally confirming that the crying story was a lie, Kate would have continued to play the victim, and she still tries it to this day through her intermediaries.

  5. Kfg says:

    She’s ineffective and saw how much influence Meghan actually has and knows she needs to look good. I don’t buy any of this, she just wants some positive press

    • Jegede says:

      More than that.

      I think Kate & KP are shook at the confirmed truth of Eugenie’s warm relationship with Harry & Meghan. Especially with 40 x 40.

      They are trying to re-direct the ship and re-enter Kate to the narrative.

    • Seraphina says:

      Unfortunately I think that Kate knows that if she just keeps quiet and does the bare minimum – not to outshine Willy Wonka, she has her place secure. Kinda the way Liz is respected for her sacrifices and always serving. BUT I think they have severely underestimated the turn of society. They should know better because many throughout history have thought it would always remain status quo – Marie Antoinette and the Romanovs (to quickly name two).

  6. Carol says:

    I was typing while a few comments were posted including merricat’s so I’m editing here to just agree with her.

  7. SarahCS says:

    Oh please, this is blatant Lazybridge PR. We all know KKKate is a jealous mean girl who has zero interest in connecting with Meghan beyond stories about them getting along.

    • Mina_Esq says:

      Bingo. She is jealous and competitive. You can’t change those types of traits about yourself, no matter how hard you try. They’ve just realized that Andrew is now fair game and that it would make them look better to associate with the Sussexes.

    • GRUEY says:

      Kate is such a fake ass user. Who is leaking this to the press? Her team, of course! Just like she only attaches her name to her charities’ work to make herself look good, she’s trying to connect her name to Meghan’s. Oh, someone finally make her look kind and mature to have a warm relationship with beloved Meghan?? No shit Sherlock!

      This reeks of another attempt to make William believe she’s important to the Crown.

  8. SwirlmamaD says:

    Yeah, getting along so well that Keen Kate wasn’t asked to be included in the 40×40 project. Pull the other one.

    • Rice says:

      HA! Agreed. Also, not to sound gross or anything but, does Kate sometimes wear padded bras or something, like when a certain duchess is around?

  9. Snuffles says:

    I believe Kate has done the bare minimum like buying a baby gift or sending flowers for Meghan’s birthday. I believe Meghan will keep it civil but nothing beyond that.

  10. Lowrider says:

    Fake News.

    The tabloids have run out of stories.

  11. Annie says:

    Something fishy is def going on. I think this is Kate/Middletons positioning themselves as have a connection (to Meghan but subsequently Harry) so that if a separation/divorce is announced then she looks like the one that could bring Harry back, thus an asset. She is setting the stage for how William/future Monarchy won’t do well without her

    • Merricat says:

      Lol, everyone knows by now that Harry isn’t coming back.

    • Becks1 says:

      I do think something fishy is going on but I don’t think its about pulling Harry back, I think it’s more about someone (the Middletons, Kate herself, who knows) realizing that the keen lynchpin stories were falling flat, as were the keen peacemaker stories, and that stories about how isolated Meghan was from the rest of the family were ALSO starting to fall flat and were just starting to make Kate look petty. So now we have had this over the past few months – that Kate and Meghan have mended fences and are getting closer etc. Someone on Kate’s side has realized that Kate and Meghan feuding no longer looks good for Kate, so now they have to be BFFs. Someone realizes that Meghan being Kate’s friend/ally is a better look for Kate.

      So that’s interesting.

      • Merricat says:


      • Amy Too says:

        I think they probably realized how good eugenie looked and the support she was getting internationally for wishing Meghan a happy birthday, supporting 40×40, etc. People were quick to shoot down the “Is Jack cheating?” yacht story because they knew that eugenie was a sussex friend and figured that’s why the press was going after her and her husband with that stupid story. If Kate wants that kind of support, and wants to have any bad stories about her or her marriage shut down and disbelieved as quickly as anti-Eugenie stories, she figures she needs to jump on the pro-Meghan bandwagon now and then just allow the waves of support and defense from sussex fans to wash over her.

        I think it’s extremely stupid of her to only realize now, after seeing the example set by Eugenie, that being friendly to Meghan—the new, hardworking, charitably minded royal, the only woman of color in the family, beloved by huge swaths of the international public including famous celebs and politicians and CEOs as well as regular people who never cared about the royal family before—is a smart and viable option that will make people like you. It’s like her worldview is so small that she only reads royal gossip by British royal reporters, and only pays attention to what happens to other members of the royal family, so she had to see a royal get good coverage and comments for supporting Meghan before she even realized it was a thing she could do. Like she’s so insular that she never read any American coverage about Meghan’s old coworkers and other famous friends sticking up for her and saw the support and thanks that those people got, because she literally only reads things that relate to herself and the royal family. If you’re only reading British tabloid royal family coverage then of course you’re going to think that publicly hating on Meghan is the way to go and the way to get people to like you. Now that she’s seen that real people who aren’t paid for bots actually really like it when members of the royal family are kind to Meghan, she’s going to try it.

      • Over it says:

        Kate people have finally realized tha having a ffq constantly hating on. Woman of color is a very bad look . Especially if you are supposed to be the ffq of the commonwealth which is made up mostly of people of color. Willy can’t accept this because he is slow and angry and consumed with rage and resentment towards his brother and his brother family because william knows Harry has everything he will never have. Happiness. A beautiful smart intelligent kind nice wife, and freedom to do whatever he wants. Willy only wants the throne . He thinks it’s his birthright and thinks it will always be there so why should he have to do anything decent to keep it? Too bad he can’t see that by being a decent non racist jackass is an excellent way to keep the commonwealth countries from jumping ship once the Queen goes. If he could pull his head out of his ass and realized this, he could grow to be a decent person and possibly an okay king . But that won’t ever happen because william is a bullying asshat.

      • Becks1 says:

        @AmyToo great points especially about Kate only reading the royal rota coverage. that would answer the question many of us asked since 2018 – why doesnt the royal family, especially someone like Kate, realize how much better they look when they visibly accept meghan? When they do something active in support of her, like Charles walking her down the aisle? That scored Charles major points and then he just couldn’t help himself and he threw it all away. But we’ve talked on here a lot about why didn’t Kate ever realize how many points she would have scored for wearing an item from the smart set, or for doing ANYTHING to actively support Meghan. Even if she did not WANT to, it would have been so good for her image on a global scale. And it makes sense that she never did anything bc she was completely unaware of how it would have helped her image.

      • February-Pisces says:

        I think kate and her team have had about 3 years to realise that the Meghan feud was only making keen look bad, yet they didn’t seem to mind. They have had so long to realise this and they never change tactics.

        I think keen and Willie are on the outs and it’s only a matter of time before she’s done for good. She’s trying to get ahead of the story, she knows Willie will probably blame her and the middletons for the smear campaign. She’s trying to look like the ‘nice’ one so Willie can be the villain.

        But she’s also trying to latch onto the winning team. The tables have turned on kate, she has no allies and she has no one who is rich or influential to turn to for help.

    • Royalwatcher says:

      I agree with Becks, but mostly think Keen just wants a part of the success story that is the Sussexes. Meghan and Harry have had one success after another, and they have a global audience and fans, amazing staff lined up for Archewell projects, and appear more happy and in love than ever.

      Keen just wants a part of that since it’s clear now the post-exit smear campaign isn’t working on anyone outside of maga-ville/salty isle. And also clear that no one really cares about the Camb family – even pics of the kids are failing to garner much notice!

    • notasugarhere says:

      I think Kate is worried it will be revealed she was one of the people making comments about skin tone. From what Harry and Meghan said, it was more than one person. I’m betting on both W&K.

      • SwirlmamaD says:

        Yup. If William said it (he did), you can be sure his brainless mean girl wife was right there with him, eagerly agreeing with every word.

      • February-Pisces says:

        I’ve seen troll bots leave racist comments about archie and Meghan, whilst praising keen (I took screen grabs as receipts) They were definitely bots because they displayed all the signs (no profile pic, few followers, private account etc).

        Most of the bots I used to see mostly prised Kate whilst being racist and hateful to Meghan so it doesn’t take a genius to figure out who paid for them. These bots are clearly briefed beforehand on what to write. Even if she wasn’t there with the comment regarding archie, I still consider her guilty regarding the racism directed at archie and Meghan.

      • The sheer irony is that Kate and Pippa have a various times spray tanned themselves to skin shades darker than Meghan. less so recently, but this gossip tribe doesn’t forget.

    • GRUEY says:

      @annie 100%. I doubt it will work but it’s all she’s got. I also think she sees her position/reputation threatened by Eugenie’s now obvious ongoing friendship with the Sussexes and, tbh, she’s right.

  12. Lauren says:

    After all those pieces in which DW made sure to underline that Kate was suspicious of Meghan since the very beginning? Hard pass. I don’t doubt that Kate would try to butter up Meghan, especially now with her position in the family so unsure (she is very much unwanted by the whole klan), but it must sting to see Meghan getting everything Kate wanted: Harry, loving marriage, Harry, two adorable kids, Harry, freedom, Harry and the social class.

  13. Amy Bee says:

    I don’t believe this story. US weekly would not be outlet that Kate would use to get this story out. Camilla Tominey would have written about it in the Telegraph. Btw, if she had written about it, it still wouldn’t have been the truth but we would know that Kate wanted it to be known that she’s being friendly to Meghan, just like the peacemaker stories.

    • Jegede says:

      Yeah. Kate’s pissed Eugenie is the one getting all the ‘peacemaker’ stories.😁😁

    • Beach Dreams says:

      Eh, I don’t know about that. Both royal and Middleton PR efforts have become increasingly anchored in certain US outlets since the Sussexes moved here. Page Six/NY Post for instance is so obviously on the Middletons’ speed dial. Us Weekly could be doing their usual schtick, but the past few months make me think they definitely have an in with someone in the Middleton camp. Also, this could be a ploy to make herself look better in the US while still attacking her SIL via Tominey in the UK.

  14. UnionSnack says:

    Us Weekly: Duchess Kate is ‘one of the most dignified women you’ll ever meet’
    Us Weekly: Duchess Kate is ‘ready’ to be the Queen Consort right now
    Us Weekly: Duchess Kate is the Queen’s ‘rock’, the Queen can ‘rely’ on Kate
    Us Weekly: Duchess Kate ‘is a natural leader’ & ‘her husband’s pillar of strength’
    Us Weekly: Duchess Kate has ‘convinced’ William to try for a fourth child?

    I guess US weekly ia another midds mouthpiece. Kate will never get along with a woman like Meghan.

    • Merricat says:

      Kate does not get along with women.

      • UnionSnack says:

        She has female friends.
        Sophie Carter. The owner of Killing kittens.
        Kate for sure considers every woman as a threat but she still has female friends.

      • Julia K says:

        Kate sees women as competition. Meghan sees women as allies and friends and sisters. Big difference.

      • Becks1 says:

        I don’t think Kate and Rose are friends anymore LOL.

      • UnionSnack says:

        Bc Kate is stupid. She knew who she married. Rose’s husband is one of the Great Officers of State and he (or his son) will be the Lord Great Chamberlain while Will’s reigning. And no one would exclude Rose or her husband from the aristo set. Kate’s wars are useless and she could be smarter. I guess for now she doesn’t have any friend in the aristo set.

      • February-Pisces says:

        If camilla Tominey is still trashing Meghan, than so is Kate. CT works on middleton orders, so any news about Kate reaching out to Meghan is b*llocks, she’s still slandering her. I don’t know who kate is trying to kid.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Kate and Rose were never friends. Rose was the female power broker in the neighborhood, running the show. Kate couldn’t oust her from that spot AND William took a liking to Rose. It was never a broken friendship, it was Kate’s nose out of joint because Rose is queen of the Toffs.

        Kate has no female friends, not even her sister. She has women she targeted because they were friends with William, people who could get her in that set. Women she could use for her social climbing. But friends? She has none of those, which is how she’s chosen to live her life.

      • Nic919 says:

        Kate has from day one always wanted male attention and only women who were ok with that type of behaviour would be friendly to her. Let’s not forget the one who ran sex parties who was seen with Kate going for lunch more than once pre engagement. But she clearly never was friends with women just for the sake of it. Either they were friends of William or they could get her access to his circle. It is very telling that we do not hear about her friends from school in the same way we hear about Meghan’s friends from uni.

  15. GuestWho says:

    Well, that’s a giant load of crap…more enbiggening of the oh-so-forgiving Kate the peacemaker. Something is happening in Middleton country…

  16. Weatherby says:

    I’m reading from this: Kate wants on to the continuingly successful Meghan bandwagon.

    Also, can I say that I’m looking forward to the next Cambridge tour, whenever that will be. If the marriage is as strained as it seems, we’re in for a photo not unlike the now- famous shot of Charles and Diana looking glum in South Korea. A telling photo, it turned out to be. With multiple days spent together in the same hotel, it’ll be difficult to conceal any small crack, let alone the big ones.

    • Snuffles says:

      Same. She’s bandwagoning. She’s reached the “if you can’t beat them, join them” stage.

    • Cessily says:

      If Kate and her PR had any respect or concern for Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex they would clean up the comment sections in all of the Royal social media accounts .. until I see that, the rest is just smoke and mirrors..

  17. Abena Asantewaa says:

    Meghan should not touch Kate with a barge pole, that is the advice I will give to Meghan. She wants to mine for ideas from her and also to leak to the media

  18. KA says:

    I don’t really talk to my sister-in-law. Ever. And I honestly don’t like her. But, bare minimum- I would send a gift/text upon a birth of a child, birthday, and maybe even a big work accomplishment. If I had a personal secretary- I would definitely do all three. Generic, but still checking the box so I feel good about myself. When I am feeling petty about something she does that is annoying- I can at least feel smug about me doing the right thing. (Childish. I know. But whatever)

    Anyway- between publishing her book, having Lilibet, and turning 40- I am sure Kate’s secretary has sent several notes and gifts over the past couple of months. And I am sure Kate feels smug about it… so yeah- they can say she is reaching out and doing the right thing, etc. But…. sounds more like she does those things so she can leak this type of story. Not because she actually cares.

  19. Lizzie says:

    Tatler layed it out in the infamous Catherine the Great issue. Keen and her family dreaded the beautiful and glamorous Meghan joining the family as she knew she would not compare favorably. Keen is still an insecure mean girl who is threatened by Meghan.

  20. Eating Popcorn says:

    This whole bonded over both having daughters… I have dozens of friends, can’t say I’ve ever bonded with anyone of them over of us havings sons or daughters. Commiserating over the pitfalls of parenthood, sharing one another’s joy, but bonding – NOPE. Keen Kate getting ready for the divorce. I have to say, I think she will be much happier. If you look at her recent photos she looks miserable and so does Wills.

    • Shawna says:

      At this point, I’d be so much more interested in Kate if she was navigating single life, coparenting, and just generally doing SOMETHING.

  21. Neners says:

    Eugenie supporting Meghan really grinds these people’s gears, methinks. Kate looks petty and small in comparison.

    • MsIam says:

      Bingo! We never hear anything positive about Meghan in regards to contact from Kate until something happens that makes Kate look like a douche. We didn’t hear all these stories about Kate “bonding with Meghan over having a daughter” until Kate looked stupid during the meeting with Jill Biden when she was asked about Lili.

  22. Scorpion says:

    🤭😁 Lord, save us from the endless fan fiction, fairytales and fallacies….

  23. Cessily says:

    Kate stories ping pong around the same headlines.. it is almost like a regular cycle..

    I highly doubt they are in contact or friends, but I also do not think they are fighting or that M has any anger towards her at all. I do not think M gives her much thought beyond she is her distant SIL.

  24. equality says:

    If Kate and Will are on the outs, she might put this sort of story out there to irritate him. More likely just complete fiction by this outlet. Meghan had already put the crying incident behind her and Kate herself said they hadn’t been in touch after Lily’s birth.

  25. Helen says:

    Kate is only 39?! She looks at least 50.

  26. Over it says:

    Am I supposed to believe that after Kate and her husband with the help of the British media bullied Meghan through not one but two pregnancies and right after that Kate is now mother Theresa? Nope I am never buying this. I believe she had her people send gift. But Kate is way too jealous of the love and happiness that Meghan has with Harry and their children to ever want to be friends with her. Kate is all about Kate and getting that crown and would do anything to get it. And she is using the black woman yet again to get there with the peacemaker bullshit story

  27. WithTheAmerican says:

    Mean girls always know how to sell their image to the crowd, sending a gift basket is… completely meaningless and costs her nothing.

    It’s like the mean girl in high school saying something nice loudly and then whispering under her breath the mean part.

    Where. Is. The. Apology.

  28. Laura says:

    This is literally the same story recycled over again from Lilis birth. Just the other day they were trying to downplay kates lack of involvement in the 40×40 to make excuses for her. Everytime they said Harry or Meghan were communicating with this family they have been proven wrong. They oversell. It’s all speculation not based on reality or fact but to GET CLICKS and positive press for Kate.

    • superashes says:

      I agree with you. I don’t even think Kate pushed the storyline. I think she still has animosity toward Meghan and people def were making excuses for her lack of involvement in 40×40.

      • Laura says:

        True. Though after Kate said she hadn’t talked to Meghan infront of the world media. They had to show she was in communication with Meghan somehow and since then it’s just been rinse and repeat.

  29. Rapunzel says:

    I wonder: if Kate is really on the outs with Wills (which seems likely, based on everything we’ve seen), then is Kate sucking up to Meg to and Harry in an attempt to stave off divorce? Is she hoping they’ll have her back vs. Wills? Cause if Harry is that necessary to Wills’ reign (something likely based on what we’ve heard), maybe Kate thinks Harry can change Wills’ mind? I don’t think he could, but Kate might think so…enough to give it a shot.

    Or maybe Kate knows it’s over and is hoping to use one of those 17 bathrooms in the Sussexes Montecito mansion?

    • notasugarhere says:

      Harry would never provide sanctuary to Kate, a woman who drove his beloved wife to thoughts of suicide through public and private bullying.

    • Aud says:

      From a human POV, I hope these rumours are true. Kate is pretty isolated and her marriage seems to be crumbling. Would be good for her to have a friend who understands the family.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        Uh, no. Not after she gleefully encouraged and participated in the abuse against her SIL and chased her out of the fcking country. The current state of her life is largely the result of her own choices. Kate loves to boast about growing up in a totally stable and supportive family and having no mental health issues whatsoever as a result (even though her brother has had long term struggles). She can run to them if William ever gives her the boot.

      • Haylie says:

        Kate can get another dog or call her sister. After what she did to Meghan, she is not owed friendship or a shoulder to cry on by her victim. She helped drive Meghan to suicidal thoughts.

        This is gross.

    • February-Pisces says:

      I think kate is definitely trying to get on the winning team, but they would never accept her. Keen has burnt too many bridges and not just with the Sussex’s but literally everyone in that circle.

      Remember after prince Phillips funeral when keen was attempting to get her ‘peacemaking’ money shot, harry AND Willie left her in the dust. Yep, it doesn’t look good for her.

    • SwirlmamaD says:

      That would be too rich for Kate to try running to H+M for back up against William. If that’s the case, I hope they tell her exactly where to go.

  30. kelleybelle says:

    “Still writing bullshit for a living?” — Prince Harry

    There is no way in hell any “expert” or insider or whatever would know anything of the sort. It’s BS to make Kate look good. She desperately needs it.

  31. Kalana says:

    These articles are coming out at the same time the Markles are back.out there looking for attention. It’s a thing of publicly pretending to be sweet while being awful behind the scenes.

  32. Lola says:

    Kate hates the fact that Eugenie got great press for being involved with the 40×40 project, was touted as the true peacemaker and the one to bring Harry back into the fold.

    Immediately after Eugenie was connected to 40×40, polls go up in the British press on whether Kate should be involved, for days they floated the she might deign to participate.

    Online Kate doesn’t have a great reputation. Kate was dragged, and is being dragged, all over for being unable to contribute anything substantial to 40×40. The threads were brutal.

    Kate’s crisis management team realize that Kate being on the outs with Meghan plays well in the UK, but is a liability elsewhere.

    After it came out that Kate, early childhood & maternal health advocate, hadn’t FaceTimed Lili – Kate has been actively trying to change the narrative of estrangement from Meghan.

    Meghan is out there co-chairing huge benefit concerts, producing films and series, inspiring worldwide mentoring and Kate has separated herself from that entirely.

    Probably some altered thinking along the lines of… “Why should Eugenie get the benefit and not Kate?!?! Let’s try to get Kate involved. She can be involved if they’re not estranged. Let’s say the estrangement is over. Let’s say they’re friends. Let’s say they talk. How about we say that Harry & Meghan are going to produce a Netflix show about Kates work. Let’s say Kate & Meghan are super close now”

    Kate is the same jealous, lazy mean girl trying to shoehorn herself into good international PR on the back of Meghans work as always.

    • February-Pisces says:

      Kate knows she and the middletons are on a sinking ship. The fact kate never even networked with anyone besides trash royal reporters, means she has no one powerful or influential on her side. The only RR who will probably stand by her is camilla Tominey and maybe Katie nicholl. She is desperate to be on the winning team.

      • Kalana says:

        Isn’t it something that Meghan can network so effortlessly and the Kate and the Middletons and even William can’t seem to do it.

      • February-Pisces says:

        I think William doesn’t network because he generally views everyone as beneath him. He, like keen only seem to associate with trash tabloids who can embiggen them. I don’t even think Willie has any aristo friends left.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      “Kate’s crisis management team realize that Kate being on the outs with Meghan plays well in the UK, but is a liability elsewhere.”

      This. She basically wants her PR both ways depending on the location.

    • tamsin says:

      When nothing happens as a result of Kate’s “magnanimity,” the RR can segue straight to Meghan is mean and petty for not taking Kate up on her rapprochement.

      • Lola says:

        @Tamsin I think you’re right. The Middleton’s and reporters are setting the stage for when Meghan comes off maternity leave and is busy with projects and still ignores Kate. The line will be Kate extended the olive branch and mean, hateful Meghan victimized Kate by not accepting it. Ugh. I am literally so sick of Kate & her minions.

  33. L4Frimaire says:

    Seems we have a bumper crop of fake stories to try to distract from Andrew and try to stir up stuff with the Sussexes, but none of this makes sense. Usually, the royal fluffers go on about how they prefer the quiet and discreet way the royals go about leaking and backstabbing , so broadcasting only a fan fiction tabloid stuff like this is just not doing it. It’s making Kate look desperate and trying to insert herself in Meghan’s life and business.

  34. Wiglet Watcher says:

    Kate signs up for the 40×40 initiative and I’ll believe all this keen peacemaker for the sake of family BS.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I think her PR team might recommend her signing on, purely for PR. That team, and plenty of Kate stans, tried to spin it that Kate was the one responsible for the SmartWorks collection. Why not try to make it look like 40×40 ‘could only be successful with Kate on board’?

      Now the stans are insisting W&K should be given Invictus Games and either Sentebale or Hubb, because the Royal Foundation gave money to those last year. What really happened? W&K were forced to give the funds Harry and Meghan had earned – to the charities for whom *Harry and Meghan raised the funds*. Getting the last of ‘their charity funds’ away from the Royal Foundation.

      • Cessily says:

        I do not see any of those charities allowing that.. I am assuming that the charities have a say in who they choose to work with.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Harry owns Invictus and Sentebale. They are stand-alone charities he founded on personal time. Hubb is a separate entity also, not under the control of the Royal Foundation. That does not, however, stop the Meghan haters (ie. pretend W&K stans) from insane demands that those charities be forcibly removed from Sussex Family and ‘given’ to W&K. They’re so jealous of what Harry and Meghan have built, they want it stolen for their favs.

    • notasugarhere says:

      p.s. I’m so glad you changed professions and are no longer on the medical front lines.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        Thanks nota!
        Me too. All my deepest respect and wishes towards those still in it.

  35. Marivic says:

    I agree with @AMYBEE. This story is a non-story at all. If there is any semblance of truth in this narrative, it wouldn’t have been USWeekly that broke it. It would’ve been from CTominey of the Telegraph. The tabloids have dry wells now. But no matter their obsession, fixation, and preoccupation with Meghan is unquestionable and horrible.

  36. Bunny says:

    Bull crap. The “Meghan made Kate cry” story was a lie that Kate & Co. propagated amplified, profited from, and refused to correct. Then, when the truth came out, Kate & Co sent Uncle Gary out to trash H&M.

    They’re “close”?

    Nah. Kate’s a viper. No one in their right mind cuddles a snake.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Right. They’re not close now nor have they ever been.

      “Nah. Kate’s a viper. No one in their right mind cuddles a snake.”

      Haha. Except another snake..we do know? that’s she’s cuddled with William Snakespeare a few times.

  37. Keri says:

    My petty is coming out to say that in all the side by side pics, Meghan looks a good ten years younger than an obviously Botoxed Kate, even though Meghan is older.

    I know this will never happen but my pettiness also wishes that The Sussexes spokesperson/publicist would come out and refute getting any correspondence from Kate. I know it would feed the beast but it would be worth it to watch another one of Kate’s lies exposed.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Meghan is only 5 months older than Kate. It isn’t like a difference of many years.

      • Keri says:

        Yeah, but that she looks a good 5 to 10 years younger despite Kate’s Botox use is a huge disparity. And Kate’s attacks and lies via the press brings out the petty in me.

      • notasugarhere says:

        I just like pointing it out. The Kate stans/Meghan haters insisted Meghan could never get pregnant, all while demanding Kate have more kids to ‘push stupid Harry further from the throne’. Saying Kate, at five months younger, is fertile myrtle while Meghan must be barren because of her ‘advanced age’.

    • SwirlmamaD says:

      It would be a great thing to see, I agree, but it’s clear why Meg can’t refute it. If it’s frustrating to us, imagine how she and Harry feel!

  38. Tessa says:

    Kate IMO thought of other women as “rivals” during the time she was waiting for William to give her the ring. The Story of her rushing across a room to “protect” William from a young woman coming on to him was told in a few biographies of Kate.

  39. Robin Samuels says:

    Sorry, Kate doesn’t get off that easy She allowed Meghan to be abused by the British media and members of the Royal staff, based on Camilla Tominey’s claim that Meghan made Kate cry. Even though Meghan stated on national television that it was Kate that made her cry, Kate chose to remain silent, not because she was forced to, but because she chose to. That mean-girl bs she and Sophie pulled at the March 2020 Commonwealth Service put a lid on the situation. Kate dug a deep hole; coming out will not be easy. Besides, she barely speaks in a comprehensible language, something a mentor needs to have; comprehensible communication skills. Her children speak better than she does. She and William need to deal with their mental health/learning disability issues and put those face masks away before they reach the point of no return.

  40. Bess says:

    When news breaks that Meghan is not a combination of Mother Teresa, Princess Diana, Hillary Clinton, Sheryl Sandberg and Marie Curie, some people are going to be very disappointed.

    • Merricat says:

      Oh, Bess, lol. You made a wrong turn.
      I do notice that everyone on your list is white or white-approved, so I don’t think anyone will be too disappointed.

    • Over it says:

      Bess,you seem stress. Don’t sweat it girl. Harry ain’t never going to want you, he got a black princess in every sense of the word.so move your saltine teary eyes on to another man because Meghan one is already taken.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      The sheer saltiness in this comment is delightful. Meghan is thriving and people like you can’t stand it.

    • Haylie says:

      Well Sheryl Sandberg and Mother Teresa both suck, so I’ll be glad for that, Karen.

      You seem to be extra stressed that she’s not the monster you’ve invented in your mind, probably to justify some good old fashioned racism.

      Ah well. Stay mad.

    • Bess says:

      Anyone who does not think that Meghan is a living saint automatically gets called a racist. That’s a lovely way to make sure that no one discusses the inconsistencies in Meghan’s statements.

      • Over it says:

        Bess, no one said she was a saint however you are trying to compare her to humans who also had their own flaws. All
        We are saying and I should only speak for myself is that you don’t know her. You decided based on what you read in the tabloids and your own envy that you don’t like her. We. She has never done anything to you so I don’t know why you all up in your feelings about a woman you don’t know. Get a clue , Harry choose to love her, he wasn’t forced into it. And then go get your own damm life.

      • swirlmamad says:

        Care to detail these so-called “inconsistencies”? Don’t drop bombs if you don’t have receipts to back them up.

  41. Lizzie says:

    Resting bitch face wouldn’t even LOOK at Meghan the last time they were together. Not likely Meghan is answering her calls.

  42. Izzy says:

    Kate admitted in front of world media that she hadn’t been in contact with the Sussexes after Lilibet was born, so why on Earth would we believe this?

    • J says:

      Why do you believe any gossip? Or just the gossip that suits your perspective?

      • lisanne says:

        It’s fascinating. William and Harry are the only people that matter, as far as royalty goes. Why are the women getting picked apart/made to be seen as enemies?

      • Nic919 says:

        Pretty sure putting out a false story about your sister in law that causes her to be branded as mean is Kate pitting herself against Meghan on her own. Not to mention the obvious snub at the commonwealth service. Neither of these actions are media spin but Kate’s literal actions against Meghan. It was on video for everyone to witness. She’s not a victim here and yet so many want to white wash her actions.

  43. Rnot says:

    This seems like and attempt to improve her position before the public split. She doesn’t want to be used as a public scapegoat for everything that’s gone wrong in the BRF over the last decade. Kate’s worried that she’s going to be blamed for chasing H&M away so she’s trying to make it look like everyone’s friendly and any conflict is old news.

  44. Carolind says:

    Used to be interested in this lit but not so much now. One generation up much more interesting. Queen is a fool to let Sarah back in and is it true William after Royal Lodge at Windsor, Andrew’s pile which I don’t understand Andrew getting in the first place.

  45. Sunnyvale says:

    Kkkate ‘s PR team are working overtime on their damage control campaign 😏they finally pulled their heads from willy’s a$$ to see the writing on the wall about the keenbridges image. Litterly nobody outside of little England or Maga land has anything good to say about them. They realised they’re doomed because even stories/pics of their kids no longer get any attention.

    Kkkate is desperately looking to latch herself into Meghan and get some of her sparkle and can only do it by pushing these paid for stories now after losing the chance to leak stories to her fav mouthpieces after sussexit. The good thing is that after the oprah interview its v unlikely anyone will ever fall for it not to mention her no longer having the chance to fake it like she used to do during Wimbledon events & on trooping balcony

  46. Gingerbee says:

    Catty wants to be BFF to Meghan, because Duchess Meghan’s initiatives are successful.

  47. ChattyCath says:

    I get fed up with the comparisons too. All humans have flaws but Kate and her family have made an active and vicious campaign against the Sussexes. Now it’s ‘they trashed the Queen’. No evidence. No evidence either that Meghan did any of the things attributed to her. But there is evidence that Uncle Gary was flinging insults in Australia (I was shocked at what he said) and the whole Middleton campaign is sickening . Carole should realise that she’s not dealing with little girl love rivals at parties but she’s attacking members of the RF The Boleyn family are a complete parallel to the Middletons. Dad Boleyn spent his whole life social climbing and scheming but it ended badly. Very badly.

  48. Cottage Cat says:

    CHATTYCATH. You are 100% correct. People need to be aware just what they are dealing with when it comes to the cast-iron ferocity of the Middleton ambition. All this cold, deeply-unpleasant group of people want is control of what they see as The Crown. “Uncle Gary”, the seriously-rich, violent misogynist whose “affairs” would benefit from a forensic, no-holds-barred audit, has financed this gang from Day Dot. They have enough on weak William to sink a battleship. He knows it, his advisors know it, and the Middletons know it. If Diana was alive, they and their show pony wouldn’t have made it past the first polo match.

    • aftershocks says:

      ^^ Thanks for placing this whole situation in its proper perspective @Cottage Cat. I also agree with all the no-holds-barred takes in this thread. The absolute gall of Lamebridges, KP, rota carnival, incompetent courtiers, and shameless Midds! They can all GTFOH with their abusive bs, and endless gaslighting. Miss us with this crap.

      I have no sympathy whatsoever for Cain & Unable, and none for anyone on the Salty Isle who are culpable in continually trying to trash and target M&H, at the same time they try to piggyback on and feed off of M&H’s hard work, genuine humanity, and unbeatable charisma. Let ’em all on the bitter Salty Isle reap what they have sowed. Karma , take no prisoners!