On Christmas day, after all the crazy rumors, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle stepped out together on the way to church and tried to shut down all the drama. Despite all the rumors of a feud between them, Kate and Meghan looked the best of friends on their way to the service. They were photographed chatting and smiling.
A source tells Us Weekly: “There will always be some competition between them. But they’re definitely getting on better now.”
“Are they the best of friends? No. Do they speak every waking second? No. Do they hate each other? Absolutely not,” the source adds.
The source also reveals that both Kate and Meghan have mutual respect for the Royal family and because of that they are very committed to making their relationship work.
The magazine states that they had a sit-down to discuss their issues with one another. The two Duchesses were forced to be under the same roof, as they celebrated with the royal family at Sandringham House in Norfolk, England. “Being under the same roof meant that they couldn’t avoid each other,” the source added.
That was a great opportunity to have a conversation and clear all the issues. “Kate opened up about feeling like Meghan had used her to climb the royal ladder.” Pregnant Meghan, on the other hand, admitted that she had felt snubbed by Kate.
The source explained that this conversation helped them feel “a relief to clear the air.” Kate and Meghan are seen as “very different characters” within the royal family. “Wives do change the dynamic, and [Prince Harry Opens a New Window. and Prince William Opens a New Window. ] both have very strong wives,” a palace insider told People Opens a New Window. at the time. “If you bring two independent-minded women from the real world into the royal world, they are going to want to have an impact.”
Body language expert Judi James shares with the Daily Mail that, during the famous walk on Christmas day, the two Duchesses were exhibiting signs of forced friendship, giving off body language cues that are often used by politicians. “It reminds me of political body language. The kind of thing politicians do when they’re walking with other heads of state and want to show some signs of rapport or unity,” James said. “They’re walking in step, and there’s enough mirroring to suggest like mindedness too. Kate has her left hand raised at the same time as Meghan—they’re both gesticulating in an over-congruent way to show they’re having a conversation. It looks performed, they’re possibly trying a bit too hard.”
“Normally, Kate wears a classic perfect smile,” she explained. “Here, she looks slightly amused by what’s happening. It looks like they’re almost sharing a joke that they’ve got to perform this friendship routine.”
‘Meghan patting Kate’s back is power patting. It’s not unpleasant and it can be affectionate but ultimately you’re the one giving approval to the other person.’
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James says: ‘Kate is becoming a lot stronger in the royal family as the Queen gets older. She’s showing a degree of dominance by moving away from William in these images – last year she held his hand. This year, she’s created a space between herself and her husband so she can get closer to Meghan. She’s taken the diplomatic role here.
‘By contrast, Meghan is very much holding on to Prince Harry’s arm.’
‘We’ve been so entranced by the two women that we’ve forgotten about Prince William and Prince Harry. Apart from having very rigid, fixed smiles on their faces, I didn’t see anything in the way of glances or exchanges between them.
‘They’ve always been seen laughing and sharing jokes, they usually have lots of ‘tie-signs’ (gestures that signal closeness) between them. They’ve both got their hands stuck in their pockets and I didn’t see any connection signals between them at all.’