The world was shocked to learn that Duchess Catherine being left "in tears" at Meghan Markle's wedding dress fitting.
According to a separate and widely reported incident, things came to a head again when Kate was said to be “left in tears” after a fitting for Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress in preparation for Meghan and Harry’s May wedding.
A source told veteran royals reporter Camilla Tominey of the UK’s Daily Telegraph, “Kate had only just given birth to Prince Louis and was feeling quite emotional” – though just what upset her is unclear.
Several insiders have told WHO that there was a notable amount of “stress” surrounding those involved in the wedding. Still, a royal wedding guest previously confirmed to WHO that Prince William “was in a jokey, wonderful mood” at Meghan and Prince Harry’s evening reception — and that Kate was in “great form” – once again shutting down claims of a royal feud.
Although the new sisters-in-law have made several joint appearances as part of the royal ‘Fab Four’ – as well as attending Wimbledon for a girls’ day without their husbands in July – they’re “very different women, despite their similar circumstances,” a source told The Telegraph. “Meghan is an extrovert, whereas Kate is quite shy.”
Now, more changes are in store, with Harry and Meghan moving into Windsor Castle’s Frogmore Cottage, and out of Kensington Palace, where William and Kate live. “Harry feels very imprisoned at Kensington Palace,” royal biographer Ingrid Seward, author of My Husband and I, tells WHO —and he’s told friends as much. “He can’t wait to get out.”
The two couples are also planning to split their business offices in the coming months. Although the changes have sparked rumours of more tensions, insiders point to a natural evolution of the brothers’ dynamic now that they are both married with their own families.
“Harry will want to establish himself and come out of the shadows,” says one insider.
“They want to do their own thing and create their own style. And to do that you need to be away sometimes.”
As for their wives, “It’s a tricky situation,” says another source.
“They are determined to maintain a positive relationship even though they are obviously very different in their approach.”