Kate ‘did not reach out to Meghan’ after Lilibet Diana’s birth ‘Knows how difficult it is’
KATE, the Duchess of Cambridge refrained from contacting Meghan Markle after the birth of Lilibet Diana due to children’s schedule but a congratulatory present was sent over, a royal expert claimed. Earlier in the year, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge was reported to have reached out to Meghan Markle after Liilibet Diana’s birth with notes and gifts but they were allegedly rejected.
However, Royal expert Neil Sean denied the speculation and said that Kate never “reached out” to the Duchess of Sussex as she understood that having three kids is “fraught” and expected things would be equally difficult for Meghan with two children. Instead, a present with a card congratulating Meghan and Harry for the birth of their daughter was sent over as a symbol of “politeness” and “courteousness”.
Mr Sean told his YouTube Channel: “The story goes that Catherine tried to reach out five times to Meghan to offer congratulations on a personal level following the birth of Lili Diana. “Now as we often say here on the show in fair and balanced terms, let me tell you the truth – that simply didn’t happen and it wasn’t through any spite or anything like that.
“What i’ve been told is Catherine really understood, having three children herself, what a fraught time it can be. “After all the Sussexes at this point are now parents to two little people, so she wouldn’t really think to butt in and try and offer assistance and help. She would wait to be asked to be invited.”
He added: “What we do know is there was a present sent over and a card congratulating the couple.”That is where the story ends they were being civil polite and courteous obviously their family remaining still.”
Kate and Meghan reportedly have never been close due to the difficult relationship between their respective husbands but they shared a respectful and warm relationship with each other, according to an insider.They explained: “They were never that close, but the reason they’re not speaking is because of the rift between Prince Harry and Prince William.
“Harry and William have communicated sparingly over the last year, but none of their communications have been friendly in quite some time.
“There is real animosity that the brothers have toward one another, and that has spilled over to Meghan and Kate’s relationship, making it very hard for them to be friends or even friendly.”
Expert Katie Nicholl OK! Magazine that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to send Christmas gifts to Archie and Lilibet to keep their Christmas royal traditions going.She said: “They give gifts to the whole family and that includes all their nieces and nephews.”
Harry and Meghan release first photo of Lilibet on Christmas card—See More Photos
The message on the card reads: “This year, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world. Archie made us a ‘Mama’ and a ‘Papa’, and Lili made us a family. As we look forward to 2022, we have made donations on your behalf to several organizations that honor and protect families – from those being relocated from Afghanistan, to American families in need of paid parental leave: Team Rubicon, Welcome.US, Human First Coalition, Humanity Crew & Paid Leave For All, PL+US, Marshall Plan for Moms. Wishing you a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year, from our family to yours! As ever, Harry, Meghan, Archie & Lili.”
A statement from Harry and Meghan’s Archewell foundation confirmed that the couple had made contributions to the charities, including Welcome.US, which helps Afghan refugees settle in the country, and Team Rubicon, which mobilises military veterans for disaster response.The couple will celebrate Christmas with their children at their US home, to where they relocated from the UK in March 2020.
Clarence House has confirmed the Queen will spend Christmas Day with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. The monarch had said she would remain in Windsor for Christmas amid the rapid spread of the Omicron Covid variant.
The Queen normally hosts her large family at Sandringham in Norfolk, where they are usually watched by crowds as they attend church on 25 December, although Covid meant this did not happen last year.
The Queen also cancelled a traditional pre-Christmas lunch with her extended family, which had been scheduled for Tuesday.Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday that a service of thanksgiving for the life of the Duke of Edinburgh would take place in spring 2022 at Westminster Abbey.
The Queen’s Christmas Day message, to be broadcast at 3pm, is expected to be a particularly personal one this year, as she prepares for her first festive period since the death of the duke.
A photograph released by Buckingham Palace ahead of her televised address shows the Queen sitting behind a desk in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, accompanied by a single, framed picture of the couple taken in 2007 at Broadlands country house, Hampshire, to mark their diamond wedding anniversary.
The handout from the palace shows the Queen wearing an embossed wool shift dress in Christmas red, by British designer Angela Kelly, as well as a sapphire chrysanthemum brooch which the then-Princess Elizabeth wore for a photocall on her honeymoon, also to Broadlands, in 1947, and for the couple’s diamond wedding celebrations.
This year’s message follows the death of the duke in April aged 99, while coronavirus restrictions at the time meant the Queen was memorably and poignantly forced to sit alone in St George’s Chapel for his funeral service.