Kate Middleton ‘is doing her best’ to ‘patch things up in private’ with Meghan Markle after the Duchess admitted her struggles in ITV documentary, royal expert claims
- The Duchess of Cambridge, 37, feels sorry for Meghan, 38, says Phil Dampier
- Mother-of-three wants to ‘patch things up in private’, according to royal expert
- Meghan said she was ‘not OK’ in the ITV’s Meghan and Harry: An African Journey
The Duchess of Cambridge ‘is doing her best’ to try and reach out to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle following their emotional documentary, a royal expert claims.
Kate, 37, reportedly feels sorry for the new mother, 38, who admitted she was ‘not OK’ in the ITV programme Meghan and Harry: An African Journey.
The mother-of-three wants to ‘patch things up in private’ after Harry, 35, refused to dismiss reports of a rift with his brother, Prince William, instead saying that they are on ‘different paths’ and have ‘good days and bad days’.
Speaking to the Express, author and former royal correspondent Phil Dampier said: ‘Behind the scenes I’m told Kate is doing her best to bring everyone together and help Meghan.
Kate (pictured left, during her tour of Pakistan earlier this month) reportedly feels sorry for Meghan (pictured right, in Windsor Castle on October 25), who admitted she was ‘not okay’
During a one-on-one interview in the documentary Meghan and Harry: An African Journey, the mother-of-one (pictured with Prince Harry) admitted to feeling vulnerable
‘None of them want to let the Queen down, so Kate is trying to patch things up in private.
‘I’m told she has reached out to Meghan and spoken to her on the phone. Kate feels sorry for her and knows that Meghan is struggling.’
During a one-on-one interview in the documentary, mother-of-one Meghan admitted to feeling vulnerable and spoke of the difficulty in coping with intense tabloid interest.
Meghan said: ‘I never thought that this would be easy, but I thought it would be fair and that’s the part that’s really hard to reconcile.
Meghan (pictured in the documentary) said: ‘I never thought that this would be easy, but I thought it would be fair and that’s the part that’s really hard to reconcile’
‘I’ve said for a long time to H – that’s what I call him – it is not enough to just survive something. That’s not the point of life. You’ve got to thrive and feel happy.
She added: ‘I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip. I tried, I really tried. But I think what that does internally is probably really damaging.’
In the documentary, aired earlier this month, the Duke of Sussex acknowledged the deepening tensions between himself and William following months of speculation about the state of the brothers’ relationship.
Palace aides had repeatedly denied reports of a rift between the Sussexes and the Cambridges, who had once been championed as the Royal family’s ‘Fab Four’.
But when asked how much of the speculation was true, Harry pointedly refused to deny a falling out.
Harry (pictured), 35, refused to dismiss reports of a rift with his brother, Prince William, instead saying that they are on ‘different paths’ and have ‘good days and bad days’
He told presenter Tom Bradby: ‘Part of this role, part of this job and this family being under the pressure it is under, inevitably stuff happens.
‘But look, we are brothers, we will always be brothers. We are certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him and, as I know, he will always be there for me.
‘We don’t see each other as much as we used to because we are so busy but I love him dearly and the majority of stuff is created out of nothing. As brothers, you have good days, you have bad days.’
Harry and Meghan are set to fly to the US in November, along with their son Archie, so they can take a six-week break and spend time with Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland.