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While the British media has amplified the rivalry between Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle for years now, a new book is shedding some light on the fact that they actually have nice things to say about each other behind closed doors. Christopher Andersen
In an excerpt obtained by SheKnows, Andersen revisits the moment William and Kate found out that Prince Harry and Meghan had stepped out of their senior royal positions. “What do Harry and Meghan think they’re doing?” asked William, in the excerpt. “My father will be angry.” And Kate added, “Not to mention your grandparents.” While that time was shocking to everyone in the royal family as it was an unprecedented move, the Duchess of Cambridge noticed something about Meghan in a photo of her at Canada House just hours before the announcement.
Andersen described Harry as “cheerful” and his wife as “equally bright” in that photo and claims that’s what Kate noticed as well. “What a beautiful dress,” she said of Meghan’s brown turtleneck and skirt with the complementing camel coat. “Well, they definitely do research Happy.” If anyone knows how difficult it can be to be a king who comes from the outside, it’s Kate. She’s had her own struggles adjusting to the royal family – and has pressure to become queen one day – so in many ways, she’s got what Meghan has gone through.
So while William and Kate had a very clear path to the throne, Harry and Meghan had options. They’ve taken a path that might seem drastic to members of the royal family, but it’s a journey that paves the way to happiness for the Sussex family – and it seems Kate understands why they’re doing it.
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