Kate Middleton will ‘not forget‘ how Meghan Markle treated her but won’t prolong their feud, a royal expert has claimed. Rumours have long swirled of a row between the Duchess of Cambridge, 40, and the Duchess of Sussex, 40, at the former actress’ wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018, with relations remaining tense ever since.
And Kate was said to have found it ‘mortifying‘ that allegations she made Meghan cry during a row over bridesmaids’ dresses re-emerged during the explosive Oprah Winfrey interview last year.
According to Ingrid Seward, the mother-of-three will be ‘cordial‘ with Meghan if she attends the Jubilee, telling The Mirror: ‘She will be sure to be photographed kissing or hugging her…She knows there is no point in prolonging a feud that has the opportunity of being repaired.’
Meanwhile Ingrid said if the women reunite at the Jubilee, the Duchess of Cambridge will put her own feelings to one side. She said: ‘She has to – that is part of her job. Her private feelings have to remain just that.’ During the bombshell broadcast last year, Meghan said: ‘She (Kate) was upset about something, but she owned it, and she apologised. And she brought me flowers’.
Speaking to to OK! magazine last year, Katie Nicholl explained: ‘Kate has never wanted any suggestion of a rift with Meghan to come out in the press, so for this story to be circulating is very hard.’ Katie added there are ‘different versions’ of the story and claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan know Kate is ‘not in a position to respond’.
‘From what I hear, there are different versions of the bridesmaid story, not just the one Meghan discussed,’ the royal expert told the publication. ‘Kate felt it was all sorted, so to have it brought up again was mortifying. Kate is not in a position to respond and Meghan and Harry know that.
The royal expert went on to claim that Kate was left ‘saddened, disappointed and hurt‘ in the wake of Meghan and Prince Harry’s tell-all interview. Ingrid’s latest comments come as questions remain over whether or not the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will attend the Queen’s jubilee.
Last month, royal biographer Tom Bower claimed Meghan may never come back to the UK as she ‘simply doesn’t care‘ what the British public think. The Duchess, who lives in a $14 million mansion in Montecito, California having stepped back from royal duty in 2020, has ‘no intention’ of returning to London because she views Britain as a ‘lost cause’.
The commentator, who is currently working on a biography of Meghan, told the Sun: ‘Meghan’s ultimate destination is unclear, but she certainly has the backing to make a bid to star as an American politician.
‘In parallel, Britain is a lost cause for the Sussexes. In truth, I suspect Meghan no longer cares whether she is welcome in London. She has no intention of returning. Prince Harry is believed to have ‘reached out to his father’ to have ‘friendly video calls’ ahead of the Queen’s Jubilee and is likely to return for celebrations this summer.
The Duke was expected to come to the UK for the for the Duke of Edinburgh’s memorial service in the spring and the Queen’s Jubilee in the summer. However, a recent row over the Metropolitan Police providing their security has called their return into doubt.