The royals gossip keeps churning out.
Two sources told Camilla Tominey from The Telegraph, that Kate Middleton was ‘in tears’ after her daughter Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress fitting for Meghan and Harry’s wedding earlier this year. Kate had just given birth to Prince Louis at the time and was said to be ‘feeling quite emotional’, according to an insider.
The Sun reported over the weekend that the Sussexs are setting up home at Frogmore Cottage, in the grounds of Windsor Castle, after deciding they didn’t want to live next to Prince William and Kate Middleton at the Palace. “Catherine and Meghan live very different lives,” a source said. “And that is likely to become more marked over time.”
Earlier this week it was also reported that Harry and Meghan are said to have ‘upset’ Princess Eugenie after not attending her evening wedding reception. Of course, Meghan was at the beginning of her pregnancy at this time and she did have a massive Royal tour, due in three days, to get ready for. So the reason behind their absence could be many and understandable. The insider claims that ‘the royal lifestyle and constraints are taking a time for Meghan to get used to’.
‘She’s a woman who has lived life into her 30s in her way, she’s been a relatively successful actress, has her own humanitarian interests and her own circle of friends. She is very self-sufficient. Understanding the Palace way, the deference, the politics and the fact that there’s a pecking order, is taking a while for Meghan to get her head around. She is quite opinionated and Harry has got very dictatorial of late, which hasn’t made things easy at times.’
The sources insist to clarify that there was no big fallout between the sisters-in-law. ‘While there are some tensions behind the scenes, Kate is pretty unflappable and nothing has become bad enough to make Harry and Meghan want to move out. People are genuinely pleased to see them so happy,’ the source said.
‘The truth is that there simply isn’t enough room at Kensington Palace for them and I know they have been looking at Windsor as a possibility since before the wedding.’
‘The idea of the two of them as “the boys”, the brothers doing everything together and living in each other’s pockets, has been pushed with good intentions, but hasn’t really existed for some time,’ they said.
‘The truth is that they have both just grown up. They are rare in that they live together and work together, but there has been a stepping back. They are still incredibly close, closer than most siblings, but now Harry has married and is about to become a father, so it’s a good time for him to be planning his own future. There is no acrimony.’