Signs That Prove Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle Are Closer Than Ever

As the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle draws near, Meghan is spending plenty of time getting to know her new family. Between learning all the rules and customs of the royal family and the wedding plans, she has a lot on her plate right now.

There has been a lot of speculation about the relationship between Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle specifically, but it seems their bond is strengthening. In fact, they appear to be growing closer every day — possibly because of one of Meghan’s special talents (page 4).

The initial rumors

Kate Middleton necklace

Some thought Kate Middleton felt threatened by the Meghan Markle. | Richard Pohle/AFP/Getty Images

At first, there was some speculation that Kate wasn’t thrilled about the royal wedding date being so close to her impending due date and that she felt a little jealous about Prince Harry and Meghan stealing the spotlight. However, it seems Kate feels nothing but excitement and joy now — if she ever even felt anything else in the first place.

Next: Here’s what Kate is doing for Meghan.

Kate is helping Meghan adjust

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle is still new to the royal family. | Ben Birchall/AFP/Getty Images

Joining the British royal family and marrying a prince might seem like a dream come true, but it comes with a lot of rules and responsibilities. Kate is reportedly mentoring Meghan, offering her guidance to make the transition easier. Kate received a lot of help from Prince William’s cousin Sophie, Countess of Wessex, when she was joining the family, and she seems happy to pay it forward.

Next: The future sisters-in-law have a lot in common.

Finding common ground

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton

The two have more in common than we think. | Chris Jackson-WPA Pool/Getty Images

It may not seem like Kate and Meghan have much in common, but they’re surprisingly similar in some ways. Meghan has been involved in philanthropic causes for years, and she plans to continue her charity work after she officially becomes a princess. Considering Kate is well-known for her extensive charity work, these two are definitely bonding over their big hearts.

Next: The way to anyone’s heart

Meghan can (and does) cook

Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce the engagement

Kate and Meghan might bond over food. | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

There’s no better way to win someone over than good old-fashioned food. Apparently, Meghan loves to cook, and she often stops by to see Kate and the kids with treats in tow. We’re fairly certain the very pregnant Kate doesn’t mind this at all.

Next: Meghan asks for advice.

Meghan sees Kate as a mentor

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte on the tarmac of the Airbus compound in Hamburg

By now, Kate really knows the ropes. | Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

According to reports, Meghan is more than happy to accept advice from Kate about joining the royal family. She comes to Kate with questions about all it entails. And because Kate was once the “outsider” herself, she knows how Meghan is feeling.

Next: Meghan has found this in Kate.

Meghan has found a true friend in Kate

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle in 2017

The two can rely on each other. | Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Joining the royal family is glamorous in a lot of ways, but it’s also a huge change from what Meghan is used to. She doesn’t have all the freedoms she used to when it comes to things, such as her social media accounts and expressing her views. As Meghan’s circle of friends grows smaller and she spends more time in England, she’s finding true friendship with Kate.

Next: This is how the royal family feels about Meghan.

The lovable Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce the engagement

It sounds like Meghan is fitting right in. | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

According to sources close to the royals, Meghan has been warm and kind to everyone in the family, so everyone adores her. Despite the fact that she’s far different from anyone who has ever married into “The Firm” (Kate’s affectionate nickname for the family), it seems she’ll fit right in.

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