Kate Middleton & Meghan Markle's Relationship Amidst the Sussexes' Royal Exit
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have had a complicated relationship that has been a mystery to the public. Meghan's royal exit only adds to the questions over where the two stand today.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to step down as senior members of the royal family, and announce it to the public first left Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, and Prince William feeling "hurt" and "disrespected."
The move was only made worse by the fact that the couple made the announcement a day before Kate Middleton's 38 birthday. This only added to speculation about a feud between the Cambridge and Sussex household.
Sources say the couple is "happier" to be living in Canada and pursuing a life of financial independence. However, their exit has not been received well by Kate.
It is reported, since in the weeks following their shocking announcement about leaving the British monarchy, Kate has not spoken to Meghan.
"Meghan feels free. She has never been happier. She's happy to be out of London. She was surprised at how quickly everything happened."
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The Duchess of Sussex will become Patron of four organisations that reflect the causes and issues with which she has long been associated including the arts, access to education, support for women and animal welfare. Her Majesty The Queen has passed on two patronages to The Duchess of Sussex –The National Theatre and The Association of Commonwealth Universities. The Queen has held the roles for 45 and 33 years respectively. Her Royal Highness will also take on Patronage of two additional charities as part of her official working portfolio – Smart Works and Mayhew. Visit the link in our bio to find out more. 📷 Phil Noble / Reuters
It would be expected that the two women, who were both commoners when they married into the royal family would have a lot in common.
Pursuing their respective careers years apart, Kate was a history graduate from St. Andrews, and Meghan was at the height of her career starring in "Suits" when they met their princes.
It is reported, with the ongoing tension between Harry and Prince William, royal experts believed that Kate and Meghan would be the key to repairing the relationship between the brothers.
Hints of their solidarity over the years had been shown in subtle ways. A day after making the announcement of their exit, the Sussex Royal Instagram account commented on a picture posted for Kate's birthday and wished her a happy birthday.
It is believed that the picture of the two at the match, which was included in the photos among Harry and Meghan's highlights for 2019, was a subtle nod to their friendship.