A new beginning. Princess KateShe plans to work through her problems with Meghan MarkleDuring her upcoming Boston trip with Prince William.
“Once Kate and William’s Boston plans are set in stone, she’s planning to extend an olive branch to Meghan in a bid to reunite the brothers and heal the rift,” a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly about the Prince and Princess of Wales’ December visit to America.
The insider notes that Kate’s attempt to squash her feud with Meghan, 41, is inspired by what the late Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana “would’ve wanted” for them.
“[Prince] Harry and Meghan are knee deep with their hectic schedules, but Meghan is willing to put in the effort as long as dates don’t clash,” the source adds.
Kate, 40, and Meghan’s complex relationship has been a topic of conversation over the years. Rumours of a rift started after the Suits alum’s 2018 nuptials to Harry, 38. Two years later, the couple announced their intention to retire from their roles as working members of royal family. One year later, they confirmed their decision to not return to their senior roles.
“Following conversations with the duke, the queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of the royal family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service,” Buckingham Palace wrote in a statement in February 2021. “The honorary military appointments and royal patronages held by the duke and duchess will therefore be returned to Her Majesty before being redistributed among working members of the royal family.”
In a CBS interview with her husband, Meghan spoke out about the division between Kate and her at the time.
“A few days before the wedding, [Kate]I was upset about the flower girl dresses and it made my cry. It really hurt my feelings,” the BenchThe difficult dress fitting was recalled by the author. “It was a really hard week of the wedding. She was upset about something, but she admitted it and she apologized. And she brought me flowers and a note, apologizing.”
The Tig founder also addressed being pitted against Kate by the British media, saying, “I think so much of what I have seen play out is this idea of polarity, where if you love me, you don’t have to hate her. And if you love her, you don’t need to hate me.”
A source later told Use that Kate felt “there was a misunderstanding” when it came to her relationship with Meghan. Another insider revealed that there had been attempts to resolve the differences between Meghan and Kate after Harry welcomed Lilibet in June 2021.
“Kate has been reaching out to Meghan a lot more since [Lilibet] was born, she’s sending [notes and] gifts and trying to build up a relationship,” the source detailed. “The firm has been instructing staffers to reach out more to Harry and Meghan to get them to soften a bit.”
The California native, who also shares 3-year-old son Archie with Harry, publicly reunited with Kate following Elizabeth’s passing last month. Meghan and Harry joined William (40) and Kate (96) to greet mourners following the death of the monarch in September.
Watch the video above to see more about Meghan and Kate’s position. Also, look for the latest issue of Us Weekly, which is on stands now.