In the lead up to the nuptials, there were reports that Kate was “left sobbing” amid a disagreement with Meghan at a bridesmaids’ dress fitting. Princess Charlotte was one of the bridesmaids.
However, during her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this year, Meghan said “the reverse happened” and she was left crying a few days before tying the knot with Prince Harry.
Claiming it would not be fair on Kate to go into details on what happened, Meghan simply stated during the tell-all chat there “wasn’t a confrontation” and an apology was made.
Months later, the two women seemingly put their disagreement behind them and sat together in the royal box at Wimbledon to watch the 2018 ladies singles final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber.
And in an updated edition of his unauthorised biography, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, Andrew Morton claims Meghan gave Kate a gift.
He writes: “The spat concerning the bridesmaids’ outfits now behind them, Meghan had since given Kate and her six closest friends gold bracelets designed by Californian jeweller Lisette Polny as a thank-you for their help and support.
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“It was an elegant peace offering, both women professional enough to know that there was no gain in showing dissent or disdain.”
However, despite putting a united front in public at Wimbledon, Andrew claims there was “little opportunity” for Meghan and Kate to develop a friendship “away from public events”.
He adds: “It was a practical matter as much as anything. Kate spent weekends and holidays at Anmer Hall, the Cambridges’ country home in Norfolk, while Meghan and Harry were approximately three hours’ drive away, living in a large, remote, rented property on the Great Tew estate in Oxfordshire.
“Harry’s dream of two united happy families seemed a long way off.”
Early last year, Meghan and Harry quit the UK and stepped down as senior royals, moving to California.
Meghan and Kate have not seen each other since she quit the royal family and left the UK, while Kate has only seen Harry once – at the funeral of Prince Philip.
Last week, Kate made a glittering appearance at the James Bond premiere in a gorgeous custom sparkling gold sequinned Jenny Packham cape gown with Aquazzura heels.
And royal expert Duncan Larcombe told OK! : “I think the images of Kate on the red carpet causing A-List celebrities to be starstruck and bedazzled by her shows that no matter what Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are up to in America, Kate is still very much a trump card in the Royals’ pack.”