Prince Harry Wanted Meghan Markle to Be Best Friends With Kate Middleton — Here’s Why That Will Never Happen

It would have been the most exciting friendship since Thelma and Louise – but alas, a bestie situation between Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle was never meant to be.

If you believed everything the tabloids said, then you’d think the two women were at war, each vying for position in the court of public opinion. But the reality is probably a lot simpler and less dramatic than all that. The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex are two very different people with surprisingly unique responsibilities. One is not better than the other—just different.

It turns out Prince Harry may have fantasized about the two women getting along better than they do. However, his wildest dreams will never happen for several reasons.

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle | Chris Jackson – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle only have one thing in common

There’s one unifying thing that both women share, and that’s the fact that they both married princes. Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are two of the few who understand the unique pressure of being part of the public eye like the royal family is. And it’s not like they grew up with the attention; they married into it.

But beyond their unique marriage situations, there isn’t much that would inspire the two women to become friends. Their personalities, interests, motivations, and backgrounds are all totally different. That doesn’t mean it was impossible for them to become close—just that it wasn’t very likely.

They’re probably not in a major feud

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle | Karwai Tang/WireImage

The tabloids have made much ado about certain incidents that happened with Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, such as that time the Duchess of Cambridge supposedly broke down in tears before Harry and Meghan’s wedding last year. But just like how the best friendship is a myth, the manufactured animosity is likely blown out of proportion.

As royal biographer Katie Nicholl explained to Glamour, “I think this idea of there being a catfight between the two duchesses has made tantalizing headlines, but I don’t believe that,” she said.

“I’ve never heard from my sources that there has ever been a feud or a falling out. I had heard about an upset over the dress fitting for Princess Charlotte. And I had heard that while Harry was very keen for the two of them to become best friends, there was never that sort of a friendship.”

Will Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle become friends in the future?

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle | Karwai Tang/WireImage

There is a slim chance that motherhood—another thing these two royal wives are about to have in common—could be the unifying factor that deepens their relationship. Even though the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved away from Kensington Palace, it’s still possible for them to get together for play dates and bond over the shared trials and joys of raising children.

Plus, the physical distance between them could be helpful. Royal insiders speculate