Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle ‘Are Making an Effort to Get Along’ for the Good of the Royal Family

Royal fans were interested to see how the reunion of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince William, and Kate Middleton would play out when they were all together at the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Nov. 9. The Fab Four didn’t have a happy reunion, but not because of any rumored feud.

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Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle | Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images

The Sussexes and Cambridges weren’t seated together

Prince Harry and Markle and Prince William and Middleton didn’t interact while at the Remembrance ceremony but not because of any tension. Prince Harry and Markle were seated behind Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie, while William and Middleton were seated beside the queen.

The couples also arrived separately, which is not out of the ordinary as it’s customary for royals to arrive in order of precedence to these types of events.

Royal expert Katie Nicholl explained the seating arrangement to ET, sharing: “When it comes to female members of her family, the queen will be flanked by her two women, Camila, the future queen, and Kate, the queen after Camila, and that is royal protocol.”

Nicholl added: “That is royal hierarchy, and the fact that Meghan was on a separate balcony wasn’t a snub to her… it’s just the way things are.” 

This was their first appearance after Prince Harry admitted the truth about the feud rumors

This reunion of the Sussexes and Cambridges was interesting because it was the first time they were all together since Prince Harry shared that there was feud between him and Prince William.

During the documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, Prince Harry admitted: “Part of this role and part of this job and this family being under the pressure that it’s under… inevitably, you know, stuff happens.”

He added: “But, look, we’re brothers. We’ll always be brothers. We’re certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him and, as I know, he will always be there for me.”

Prince Harry did admit, “But as brothers, you have good days and you have bad days.”

Why Middleton and Markle have to get along

According to Nicholl, Middleton reached out to the Sussexes after the documentary “to really offer some support.” 

She continued, explaining why the women are making nice. Nicholl shared: “I don’t know how much they’ve seen of each other since then. I don’t think there’s ever going to be a huge warm or closeness necessarily between Meghan and Kate, but I think they are making an effort to get along because they know that all of this talk of rifts and feuds and of tensions between the two of them, it doesn’t do the pair of them any good and it really doesn’t reflect very well on the royal family.”

She noted: “We’ve got an aging monarch who wants to see her family getting along and I think that’s really what everyone is trying to do.”

As for the lack of interaction between the couples at the Remembrance ceremony, Nicholl shared it “difficult to judge,” explaining, “The mood of these celebrations is, of course, a somber mood… We didn’t expect it to be an opportunity for there to be a great warmth or flash of a friendship between the four of them. That said, sources on the ground say there wasn’t a huge amount of interaction between the four of them.”