Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton’s blossoming friendship is no secret. The two royalties were seen having a great time together at Wimbledon recently as reports emerged that Prince Harry had actually sought for his sister-in-law’s approval before deciding to marry Meghan.
First Meeting of Kate and Meghan
According to insider reports, Harry confessed his love for Meghan Markle in front of his sister-in-law back in November, 2016. At the time, he had been dating the Suits actress for almost four months and had sensed that things between them were taking a serious turn.
After hearing Harry talk about Meghan, Kate insisted upon meeting her before giving their relationship a seal of approval.
The story was recently broken by Katie Nicholl, a royal reporter from inGrazia UK, who says that the first meeting between Kate and Meghan in late 2016 was extremely crucial in order for the union to get the royal family’s seal of approval.
Nicholl said in inGrazia UK that Prince Harry and Kate Middleton are very close friends. That is why it seems normal for him to have asked for her approval.
The Duchess of Cambridge is well-known for playing the role of matchmaker for Harry in the past. So, when she found out that her brother-in-law had finally found the woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with, she was naturally excited to meet her.
A Blossoming Friendship
When Kate and Meghan Markle first met in November 2016. The two immediately hit it off. They have been caught showing sweet gestures of friendship towards each other in public ever since. Nicholl wrote that Kate has shown an immense amount of support towards Meghan over the past year.
Even during the tumultuous time in her life filled with scandals and controversies about her family, Meghan has felt at home at Kensington Palace thanks to Kate’s kindness. She reportedly went out of her way to make sure that the new Duchess of Sussex is comfortable in her new life as a British royal and didn’t feel the pressure to fit in.
Even though the Duchess of Cambridge isn’t known for being a girly girl, she does enjoy hanging out with Meghan. She has even introduced her to her favorite designers – which, to us, says a lot about their friendship.
Kate has gone above and beyond for the former American actress. On the other hand, Meghan has made sure to show her gratitude towards the Duchess.
On her wedding, Markle gave Kate a beautiful friendship bracelet designed by Lisette Polney as a token of gratitude. The bride also gave similar bracelets to her closest friends Belinda Litt and Jessica Mulroney.
It’s obvious that as Meghan explores unfamiliar royal territories, sister-in-law Kate is by her side every step of the way to show support.