Over a year ago, Meghan Markle claimed to Oprah Winfrey that Kate Middleton made her cry before her wedding to Prince Harry. Since then, it seems like the two ladies are on better terms, but what will happen if the former actress, 40, comes face-to-face with her sister-in-law at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this summer?
"The Duchess of Cambridge will be cordial to Meghan," expert Ingrid Seward told The Mirror. "She will be sure to be photographed kissing or hugging her. She has to — that is part of her job. Her private feelings have to remain just that. Kate will not forget how Meghan treated her. But she knows there is no point in prolonging a feud that has the opportunity of being repaired. The Platinum Jubilee is just that chance. If necessary, Kate will also try to be the peacemaker between William and his brother Harry."
"Being royal is all about appearances, not private feelings. It always has been throughout history. It is what the Queen has spent 70 years perfecting and she expects her family to do the same," she continued.
Though Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles are less than pleased with Meghan's comments from the interview, it seems like they will try to move on from the drama.
"When Princess Diana criticized her husband and his family in her Panorama interview, it was the end of not only her marriage but any kind of honest relationship with her husband’s family. I suspect that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are experiencing a similar situation," Seward noted.
She added, "Their explosive interview with Oprah will never be forgotten. Neither will the words from the Buckingham Palace statement on behalf of the Queen ‘Recollections may vary.’ Harry’s public criticism of his father. His insistence on prioritizing his own mental health over everything. His persistence on declaring the royal world into which he was born is ‘toxic’ does not endear the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to the royal family."
Since the 95-year-old and Prince Harry, 37, have a good relationship, the matriarch "knows better than anyone there is nothing to be gained by open hostility," Seward shared. "She is always prepared to forgive if not forget. Prince Charles is the same. They have little choice if they ever want to see Harry again, which of course they do."
"Harry needs Meghan to be included and she will be, whatever the family may feel about her privately," she added. "Both the Queen and Charles want to see their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There is nothing to be gained by shutting them out and of course, they will be invited to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. They may be guests not actual participants. But they will be there."