It seems like Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton got off to a rocky start when they met, Andrew Morton writes in an updated edition of his unauthorized biography, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess.
"Kate and Meghan were neither sisters nor, unlike Fergie and Diana, friends before they joined the Royal Family," he writes. "What is more, during the build-up to Meghan’s wedding, Kate was experiencing her third difficult pregnancy and was focused on her own welfare. She did not have much energy to bond with her new neighbor."
"When they sat together in the royal box to watch the Ladies’ Singles Final at Wimbledon in July 2018, the two women were still getting to know one another. During the match, in which Meghan’s friend Serena Williams lost to Angelique Kerber, they chatted and clapped and cheered," he continued. "Unlike Wimbledon 2016, when the cameras focused on Pippa Middleton and Anna Wintour and ignored the unknown American actor, this time they were fixated on the duo of duchesses."
After the Wimbledon events, the two didn't have much time to bond.
"It was a practical matter as much as anything. Kate spent weekends and holidays at Anmer Hall, the Cambridges’ country home in Norfolk, while Meghan and Harry were approximately three hours’ drive away, living in a large, remote, rented property on the Great Tew estate in Oxfordshire," he writes. "Harry’s dream of two united happy families seemed a long way off."
The two haven't been on the greatest terms — especially after Meghan, 40, revealed to Oprah Winfrey that Kate, 39, made her cry before she got married to Prince Harry. However, the former actress explained that Kate did apologize.
Despite the snafu, the ladies seem to be on the same page.
"Meghan and Kate are actually getting along really well and have been in touch more often," an insider shared with Us Weekly. "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."