Kate Middleton Is Being ‘Extremely Protective’ of Her Children Amid Fallout From the Sussexes’ Oprah Interview, Source Says

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry’s shocking interview with Oprah Winfrey aired nearly a month ago, and the British royal family is still feeling the aftershocks. In the CBS Special, the Sussexes unpacked their decision to exit the royal fold, the racism that Meghan endured at the hands of the British press and tabloids, and the lack of support from the royal family.

Throughout the interview, there were numerous jaw-dropping moments, including when Meghan and Harry revealed an unnamed family member questioned the prince about their then-unborn son Archie’s skin tone.

Another shocking claim was when Meghan revealed that she did not make her sister-in-law, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, cry. In fact, Meghan revealed it was the opposite that happened.

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Kate Middleton is still very upset by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah

Prince Harry and Kate used to be extremely close. However, since there has been a fracture in Prince William and Prince Harry’s relationship, things between Harry and Kate have drifted as well. As someone who has been within the royal fold for nearly 20 years, Kate was reportedly stunned by Megxit, and she’s even more shocked by the Sussexes interview with Oprah.

“Middleton will find it upsetting to be dragged into the royal drama, especially considering she’s tried really hard to be a peacemaker between William and Harry,” royal expert Katie Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight. “She has been deeply saddened by the brothers’ falling out. Don’t forget she was incredibly close to Harry herself.”

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Kate Middleton was ‘mortified’ Meghan Markle revealed she made her cry

During her sit down with Oprah, Meghan also revealed that Kate made her cry during a disagreement over some flower girl dresses in the days leading up to her May 2018 wedding. However, the tabloids had reported that Meghan made Kate cry.

“I don’t say that to be disparaging to anyone,” Meghan explained. “Because it was a really hard week of the wedding and she was upset about something. But she owned it, and she apologized, and she brought me flowers and a note apologizing.”

“Kate is said to be stunned that Meghan would make this public knowledge. “From what I hear, there are different versions of the bridesmaid story, not just the one Meghan discussed,” Nicholls told OK Magazine. “Kate felt it was all sorted, so to have it brought up again was mortifying. Kate is not in a position to respond and Meghan and Harry know that. Kate is so discreet and respects her personal life.”

Kate Middleton is being ‘extremely protective’ of her children right now

As the royal scramble to figure out what to do in the face of these allegations of racism and lack of support, the Duchess of Cambridge is said to be focused on her children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

“The interview was particularly difficult for Kate to digest, but she’s pulled herself together and is staying strong for the royal family and her children,” a royal insider told  Us Weekly. “Kate’s an extremely protective mother and while she’s all about open communication, George, Charlotte, and Louis are still young.”

The source added that the duchess is relishing the family time she has with the little ones during this challenging time. “The children always brighten up her day, and she always says that when she goes through a difficult time, having her family there always helps,” the source explained. “She feels so blessed to have her kids and a loving family.”

Prior to the interview, the Cambridge children had become increasingly more visible to the public. We’re not sure if that will change.