A Royal expert has claimed cracks in the relationship between Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle began to show early in their relationship.
The Daily Star reports royal expert Emily Andrews saying the two had hoped for a strong bond, but there were difficulties early on.
Speaking on a new Channel 5 programme, Meghan at 40 , Ms Andrews said: “Here were two women, both outsiders, marrying into the Royal Family, living on the same complex at Kensington Palace – of course they’d be besties.”
She said Meghan felt Kate would be able to help her adjust to royal life, but it didn’t go as planned.
Ms Andrews continued: “Behind the scenes, Meghan was feeling a bit rebuffed. I’m not sure whether Kate ever realised.
“ William had said to Harry before they got engaged: ‘No need to rush this. You’ve got all the time in the world. You don’t know her that well,’ and I think that set the seeds.”
The duchesses first met at Kensington Palace in early 2017, but the next year there were rumours of a falling out.
Author Tom Quinn added: “Meghan and Kate initially got on very well but they are very, very different.
“Kate wants to do things quietly, she wants to obey the rules, she takes advice – Meghan is a much more strident character who wanted to do things her way, so this caused a rift.”
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