The Duchess of Cambridge told her friends she didn’t think it was too late to ‘pull Meghan Markle and Prince Harry back in’ shortly before they made a series of shocking claims about her and the rest of the royal family in their Oprah interview.
Insiders told the Telegraph’s Stella magazine that Kate has taken the same approach as the Queen in seeing the Sussexes as “much loved members of the royal family”, and hoped they might make a return.
The newspaper’s royal expert Camilla Tominey writes: “I have been reliably informed she was even telling her friends before the Oprah interview that she did not think it was too late to ‘pull them back in.”
But shortly after the couple sat down with Oprah Winfrey and opened up about royal life, claiming that a member of the family asked questions about Archie’s skin tone and describing William as “trapped”.
Meghan also said Kate made her cry at a bridesmaid dress fitting.
According to Kate’s uncle Gary Goldsmith, the Duchess is a “brilliant arbiter and peacemaker” and is doing her best to end the feud.
Goldsmith, 56, the brother of Kate’s mum Carole, insisted the duchess is doing everything she can to make things right between her husband and his brother.
He said the Duke of Sussex, 36, needs to “get a grip” and stop his “self-indulgent episode” before it gets to the point where there is “no common ground or relationship to rebuild”.
The Ibiza-based recruitment consultant said everyone has been left “astonished” by Harry’s outbursts, which include accusing the Royal Family of racism and neglect in a series of interviews with Oprah Winfrey.
He told Closer: “If Harry doesn’t get a grip and stop this self-indulgent episode, there will soon be no common ground or relationship to rebuild.
“But if anyone can bring peace to the royals, Kate can. Kate is a brilliant arbiter and peacemaker. Every bone in her body is about making friends and doing the best she can… she’s trying to mediate.”