The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined the Queen and members of the Royal family at the Christmas morning service at St. Mary Magdalene, close to the Queen’s Sandringham estate. All eyes were on pregnant Meghan, 37, and Kate, 36, as they made one of their first public appearances together since the claims of a fallout emerged. The two looked the best of friends on their way to service.
Meghan was dressed in head-to-toe Victoria Beckham as she carried a $1,063 Powder Box purse, wore a $3,085 navy coat and $1,715 black heeled boots. While Kate a stunning red Catherine Walker coat, a Jane Taylor “halo headband” and $595 Jimmy Choo pumps.
The pair were all smiles and chatted as they walked shoulder-to-shoulder, along with their husbands, in front of an adoring crowd of hundreds.
The Duchesses were in great spirits as they chatted and laughed along the way. Kate was leaning towards Meghan and Meghan was seen at some point placing her hand on Kate’s back whispering something in Kate’s ear. It seems like the two have completely shut down all the nasty feud rumors that were surrounding them in the last few months now.
“They really loved Christmas and all had a wonderful time,” a source told People magazine, “I think the two women got on — they are definitely not best friends, but it was a really special time for them all to spend together.”
“Wives do change the dynamic, and they both have very strong wives,” another palace insider continued. “If you bring two independent-minded women from the real world into the royal world, they are going to want to have an impact.”
The royal insiders overall agree on one thing that the two Duchesses have in common, though – their strength. “An ordinary woman is not going to get to become a princess. There is a necessary strength of character and ambition and single-mindedness. It takes someone really strong. That is Kate and Meghan,” the source said. Kate understands that better than anyone and according to reports, she is trying to do all she can to prove she is worthy of being the future Queen of England.
This afternoon millions watched the Queen Chrismas message across Britain, and the Royals, as well, gathered round to watch the matriarch’s speech at Sandringham. Kate and Meghan sat together to listen to Queen’s speech – which this year urges Britain to heal “the most deeply held differences”.
The Queen, 92, said: “I believe his message of peace on Earth and goodwill to all is never out of date. It can be heeded by everyone; it’s needed as much as ever.” Then she added: “Even with the most deeply-held differences, treating the other person with respect and as a fellow human being is always a good first step towards greater understanding.”
Harry and Meghan are staying at Sandringham along with at least 30 other guests, while William and Kate will enjoy the privacy of their nearby Georgian home at Anmer Hall. It was also reported that Meghan forbid Harry to the tradition pheasant hunt the day after Christmas.
The mother of three looked festive in a berry-hued coat by Catherine Walker and Jane Taylor “halo headband” and $595 Jimmy Choo pumps. She wore her trademark brunette tresses down and curled and opted for natural makeup. While Meghan was dressed in head-to-toe Victoria Beckham as she carried a $1,063 Powder Box purse, wore a $3,085 navy coat and $1,715 black heeled boots.
Watch the Queen’s full Christmas message this year: