Changing Her Tune? Kate Middleton Is Now 'Trying To Build Up A Relationship' With Meghan Markle, Claims Source
Baby love! Though Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have drifted apart from the royal family, a source claimed that since the June 4 birth of their daughter Lilibet, Kate Middleton has been "reaching out" to the Suits star "a lot more."
"She’s sending [notes and] gifts and trying to build up a relationship," a source shared with Us Weekly of the Duchess of Cambridge's kind gestures. "The firm has been instructing staffers to reach out more to Harry and Meghan to get them to soften a bit."
When Kate joined the royal family, she and Harry formed a quick bond, with royal expert Katie Nicholl stating that the mom-of-three "is the sister that he never had."
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However, Meghan didn't mesh as well when she and the Duke of Sussex began dating.
"I'm not sure there was a natural connection between Meghan and Kate," Nicholl explained. "But I think clearly there were tensions even early on."
Finding Freedom authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand claimed that Kate did try to welcome Meghan in the early days, but neither of the women really gravitated towards each other.
"Meghan was disappointed that she and Kate hadn’t bonded over the position they shared," they said. "But she wasn’t losing sleep over it."
Kate's extra efforts coincide with Harry and Prince William's reunion on July 1. The estranged brothers came together to unveil a statue of their late mother, Princess Diana, on what would have been her 60th birthday.
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According to reports, the siblings didn't communicate much prior to the event, but they plan to have a peace talk after the ceremony.
To help diffuse the tension, Kate will likely join them.
"They will go back to Kensington Palace after the ceremony which will be very small, very quick, and then they will meet up with Kate indoors," former royal butler Paul Burrell shared on Good Morning Britain. "I think Kate holds the key to this. I think she is the peacekeeper. She is the person that is going to bring these boys back together."