The Duchess of Cambridge “rose above” Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Oprah Winfrey interview claims, including allegations that she made her new sister-in-law cry, to act as peacemaker, a royal expert has claimed.
The Sussexes made a series of shocking statements about the royal family and life in the media spotlight during their chat with the US TV legend.
Harry was reunited with his family just weeks after making the controversial claims at Prince Philip’s funeral, where Kate was the first member of the family to be seen chatting to him. Meghan, who is heavily pregnant, wasn’t able to attend on medical advice.
Writing for Stella magazine, royal expert Camilla Tominey explains: “Despite the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Oprah Winfrey interview, when Kate was accused of making Meghan cry during a bridesmaid’ s dress fitting and failing to support her, Kate rose decidedly above it all.
“Setting aside any personal resentment she may still feel about Harry and Meghan’s televised two-hour tell-all, Kate put her best foot forward in trying to carve a path to reconciliation between the brothers. Few would have blamed her for giving Harry the cold shoulder, yet she clearly resolved that the situation needed to be appeased rather than aggravated.”
Christopher Wilson told the magazine that he didn’t believe Kate’s decision to start up a conversation with Harry, which resulted in the Duke chatting one-on-one with William as the family walked away from the St George’s Chapel service, wasn’t a planned event.
He said: “I thought it was entirely spontaneous and clever in making the two brothers talk to each other.
“It was a deft move that shows the Duchess is not overawed by all that’s going on.”
Kate was always extremely close to Harry, and he once described her as the sister he never had.
They attended a number of joint engagements together and joined forces to launch their mental health organisation, Heads Together.
When Harry was living at Kensington Palace he spent a lot of time at the Cambridges’ apartment, and Kate would often cook him dinner.
She was reportedly always on hand to offer him advice, especially when it came to love and romance.
A source told the Daily Mail: “Kate has quite a different relationship with Harry than she has with William.
“Harry appeals to her sillier side because he is carefree, footloose and loves banter,’ they said. ‘He finds things funny about people and says so.”