These Photos of Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Show They Really Do Have Fun Together

While the world contemplates the small wave, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex gave to her sister-in-law Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the Commonwealth Day service on March 10, 2020, we’re taking a look back at five times the duchesses had fun together. 

Since Meghan’s relationship with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex began in 2017, there’s been speculation surrounding the dynamics between the former “fab four” i.e. Meghan, Catherine, Harry, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Fab four no more, in Jan. 2020 Meghan and Harry announced they were stepping down as senior members of the British royal family. They’ve already had the last of their officially scheduled royal engagements so now we’re reflecting on fun moments between Catherine and Meghan.  

They went to church together on Christmas Day in 2017

Keeping with tradition in the British royal family, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined relatives as they walked to church at Sandringham on Christmas Day in 2017. However, one break from tradition occurred when Queen Elizabeth II gave Harry permission to bring his then-fiancée, Meghan, along for the holiday festivities usually reserved for official family only.

Meghan, who hadn’t yet become the Duchess of Sussex, looked at ease walking with her future sister-in-law. Although it was a fun and festive event, Meghan’s presence showed the public just how serious Harry had been about making her part of the British royal family.

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Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton laughed during Royal Foundation Forum in 2018

Along with Harry and William, Meghan and Catherine attended the first Royal Foundation Forum on Feb. 28, 2018, where they discussed various issues. In between their talks on serious topics, they had a few laughs.

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton attend the First Annual Royal Foundation Forum on Feb. 28, 2018
Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton attend the First Annual Royal Foundation Forum on Feb. 28, 2018 | Chris Jackson – WPA Pool/Getty Images

They beamed at Trooping the Colour in 2018 

Less than a month after Meghan married Harry and became the Duchess of Sussex, she joined her sister-in-law and the rest of the British royal family in a pink outfit at Trooping the Colour on June 9, 2018. Catherine and Meghan stood on the balcony of Buckingham Palace witnessing the festivities and were all smiles. 

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Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle went to Wimbledon together in 2018

The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex had a fun girls day out in 2018 when they attended Wimbledon together. Meghan and Catherine were animated — laughing, smiling, and chatting  — when they weren’t watching the action on the tennis court. 

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They went to Wimbledon again in 2019

The 2018 outing to Wimbledon proved to be so successful, the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge decided to attend the event together for the second time on July 13, 2019, days after speculation began about why they hadn’t attended the sporting event together. Ultimately, they showed up together again, and were seen talking animatedly to each other with smiles on their faces.


Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle attend Wimbledon on July 13, 2019 | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Meghan also attended Wimbledon on other occasions to support her close friend and professional tennis player, Serena Williams, who attended her and Harry’s royal wedding and planned her New York City baby shower for Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

Regardless Meghan and Catherine are currently on good or bad terms, they’ve certainly had fun together and seem to really like each other.