Kate Middleton helped Meghan Markle when the latter joined the firm. According to filmmaker Bidisha, the Duchess of Cambridge was the one who "schooled" the Duchess of Sussex about the ins and outs of being a member of the royal family.
Kate Middleton Allegedly Trained Her Sister-In-Law Meghan Markle
When Prince Harry introduced Meghan Markle to the world, many were ecstatic. Several believed that she would make a great friend to the Duchess of Cambridge, especially because both women are close in age.
There were various rumors about Kate Middleton and Markle allegedly having a fallout. However, according to filmmaker and broadcaster, Middleton was among those who helped Markle when she was still new in the firm.
"Apparently, Kate also schooled Meghan in some of those English conventions which you may not think about as an arriving American," Bidisha said (via Express) on Channel 5's Kate: Our Queen in Waiting documentary.
"What are all those unspoken rules that you need to follow if you are a royal, and that makes me think when it is her time to be the Queen, she herself is going to be a kinder woman opening success in generations," she continued.
Etiquette consultant William Hanson also said, at the time of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding, that Markle would not have a specific tutor. The new member will be trained by the royal household and the other members who have "married in" will pass on their knowledge to the newest addition.
"As the most recent person to marry into the Royal Family The Duchess of Cambridge will be of the most use to Meghan, I would imagine," he added. "I suspect Catherine will be passing on an array of things she has learned – some the hard way – to Meghan, mainly focussing on wardrobe pitfalls and traps and perhaps also conversational techniques too."
Kate Middleton And Meghan Markle's Relationship
The two duchesses are often pitted against each other. Royal fans thought that the royal trio — Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry — would become fab four with Megan Markle's arrival. However, instead, there was a division between the royal siblings and eventually, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided to step down from their royal duties and move to the United States.
There were allegations that the two duchesses couldn't agree with each other. There were also speculations that there was a falling-out between their husbands, Prince William and Prince Harry.
One thing between Middleton and Markle was clear, the Duchess of Sussex denied making the Duchess of Cambridge cry in the run-up of her royal wedding to Prince Harry.
Markle told Oprah Winfrey during their interview that "the reverse happened." She alleged that Middleton was upset about something related to the bridesmaids' dresses and it made her cry.
However, Markle said Middleton already apologized and even sent her a card. She appreciated how the future queen of consort took responsibility, saying she would do the same.
Markle said she had already forgiven Middleton and even complimented Prince William's wife, saying, she is a "good person." The Duchess of Sussex added that she protected that story from leaking, so she was surprised when months after her wedding the reverse of the story made headlines.
An insider said that the two duchesses are already on good terms after baby Lili's arrival.
"Lili'sTensions have eased between Meghan and Kate," an unnamed source told Us Weekly. "Kate even sent Meghan a gift for the baby. They're in a better place and have exchanged texts since the birth of Lilibet."
Stay tuned for more news and updates about Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and the other members of the royal family.