Kate Middleton & Meghan Markle Have Reportedly Not Kept in Touch since Her & Harry's Royal Exit

Meghan Markle's relationship with her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, may have become strained as reports share that the two women haven't spoken since the "Megxit."

US Weekly aired reports that Kate Middleton has not spoken to the former actress since she and her husband of one year, Prince Harry, made the tough decision to step down from being senior members of the British royal family. 

The news may seem even more shocking for many despite the great extent of the criticisms Meghan Markle has had to suffer since the new development.

 

The anonymous source that hinted at the strained relationship between Markle and Middleton, however, also shares that the "Suits" star isn't stressed out about the state of their relationship. 

According to the source, Meghan is the epitome of joy and that although the criticisms haven't stopped, she is completely living in bliss with her beautiful family. The source said:

"Meghan feels free. She has never been happier. She's happy to be out of London. She was surprised at how quickly everything happened."

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the Women's Empowerment reception hosted by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at the Royal Aeronautical Society. | Photo: Getty Images

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the Women's Empowerment reception hosted by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at the Royal Aeronautical Society. | Photo: Getty Images

It is not the first time that word of Meghan Markle's relationship with Kate Middleton being a strained one will be milling about the internet. 

It has, however, rendered many confused because of the belief that since they have been raised as humble civilians, in common, they should be kindred spirits. 

With Harry and Markle's move to Canada, Prince William and Middleton are now tasked with many affairs set in the royal calendar. 

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at RSS Discovery as part of an away day to the Scottish City on October 23, 2015 in Dundee, Scotland. | Photo: Getty Images

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at RSS Discovery as part of an away day to the Scottish City on October 23, 2015 in Dundee, Scotland. | Photo: Getty Images

With the Duchess of Sussex exiting royalty with her husband, however, it comes to the fore that the women may not be on good terms. 

Perhaps Fox News' report that the couple's move has left Prince William and Middleton stunned explains why the latter hasn't allegedly spoken to Markle. Royal expert Katie Nicholl said:

"I think the severity of what's happened has had a huge impact on his brother, on his sister-in-law. Both of them are still reeling from the news."

 Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a service marking the centenary of WW1 armistice at Westminster Abbey  | Photo: Getty Images

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a service marking the centenary of WW1 armistice at Westminster Abbey | Photo: Getty Images

As for how the rest of the royal family is dealing with the couple's sudden decision, Page Six shares that they have made "contingency plans" in case the couple comes running back.

Prince Harry and Markle have indeed had to suffer biting criticisms since the exit, but going by news of their happiness at getting a chance to be regular people, they don't have plans to go back on their words. 

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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Although it all happened quicker than they expected, the family has moved on. With Harry and Markle's move to Canada, Prince William and Middleton are now tasked with many affairs set in the royal calendar. 

Although this has rendered them very busy, the couple has taken it in stride and is currently reported to be at the helm of numerous events set in the royal calendar. 

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