How Kate Middleton Supports Meghan Markle During The Rough Times

Being in the spotlight can’t be easy by any means — there is no denying that. For Meghan Markle, this is a hard reality.

Markle went from living a relatively quiet life in Toronto, where her show Suits was filmed, to suddenly being one of the most famous women in the entire world. It hasn’t been easy for Duchess Meghan lately, who admitted in a documentary that she thought royal life would be a little fairer than she is finding it to be.

The tabloids have been relentless, portraying the Duchess of Sussex in a pretty negative light. Whenever someone is going through a difficult period, it certainly helps if they surround themselves with those who care about them the most. So, how is Kate Middleton supporting Duchess Meghan during the rough times?

Meghan Markle has had a difficult summer

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle | Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage

It is pretty safe to say Duchess Meghan just experienced one of the worst summers of her life. According to Page Six, she and Prince Harry are pretty much living a PR nightmare, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight.

Duchess Meghan, in particular, is coming under fire for just about everything that she does. No matter what, the former actress just can’t catch a break these days.

When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took a much-needed break and escaped to Nice, France, and soon after that, Ibiza, they were criticized for their excessive use of a private jet despite their environmental concerns. Duchess Meghan also took some serious flak for refusing photographs at Wimbledon over the summer, with many tabloids reporting on the photo ban.

There is no doubt that the stress is beginning to really get to the duchess. She and Prince Harry announced a six-week break from royal duties in order to focus on some time together as a family along with Baby Archie.

A non-existent feud between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton

For months now, rumors have been swirling about an alleged feud between royal sisters-in-law Duchess Meghan and Duchess Kate. Things got so bad at one point that it was even reported that the reason Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry moved away from Kensington Palace was that the Sussexes and Cambridges couldn’t live in such close proximity.

Fans soon found that not to be true, and it would appear that everything is actually fine between the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex. In fact, it turns out that the real tension is between their husbands: Prince William and Prince Harry.

Although everyone is on speaking terms, and the brother’s feud is definitely not the reason that Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry relocated to Windsor, there is still some friction between the two of them. However, it remains between the two princes, and their wives are just fine with each other. 

How Kate Middleton supports Meghan Markle during the rough times

So, how is Duchess Kate providing support to Duchess Meghan during the rough patch that she is experiencing? According to Express, Duchess Kate has been forward in offering her help to Duchess Meghan, which is something that the Duchess of Sussex surely appreciates.

Duchess Kate knows that during this trying time, Duchess Meghan needs someone to talk to, and it certainly helps to be able to communicate with another person who knows exactly what you are going through. Duchess Kate definitely knows what it is like to live life in the royal spotlight, and although she has not taken the same backlash as Duchess Meghan, there is no better person to lend their support.