Kate Middleton is 'not the type to get het up' and 'just wants to bring the family together' amid Meghan and Harry drama
KATE Middleton is “not the type to get het up” and wants to bring the Royal “family together” amid the painful Meghan and Harry dramas, claims a source.
Family-oriented Duchess of Cambridge, 39, hopes to "alleviate her husband's stress and sadness", it's been revealed.
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The Duchess of Cambridge may be off the guest list when a statue of Princess Diana is unveiled this week – meaning William and Harry could be meeting without the 'peacemaker'.
Royal expert Camilla Tominey has written about the rift between Princes Harry and William in the wake of the explosive Oprah Winfrey tell-all with Meghan Markle.
She said in The Telegraph that it was "perhaps telling that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge still haven’t watched Harry and Meghan’s Oprah Winfrey interview from start to finish."
Retired major Harry, 36, agreed to the Oprah Winfrey chat within 24 hours of losing his military titles in February’s final Megxit deal.
The bitter duke told the world he was “cut off financially” by his dad, Prince Charles, when he and Meghan quit the UK to launch a new life in the US.
Tominey cited a source saying of Kate Middleton: "The Duchess hasn't said much about Oprah at all.
"I think the bridesmaids' dress comments were the least of anyone's worries. And she's not really the type to get het up about these sorts of things.
"She's just trying to help to bring the family back together and alleviate her husband's stress and sadness."
It comes as:
- The Queen was spotted driving towards Frogmore Cottage after her grandson touched down at Heathrow
- A royal expert claims Meghan and Harry 'want money for doing very little in return'
- Harry and William have been forced to slash the guest list for the unveiling of a new statue to commemorate their mother
- The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been slammed by Dumbarton locals – after rejecting it for Archie over the word 'dumb'
- And the couple say they weren't being misleading when they told Oprah they'd been 'cut off' by the Royal Family after Megxit
Meghan had claimed that Kate made her cry at a bridesmaid fitting before her big wedding.
But the journalist behind the original story – which alleged that in fact Meghan made Kate cry – is sticking by her sources.
Tominey's source was quoted saying that the overriding question was whether Prince William could put aside the pain and damage caused by Harry "to get back to the place he once was with his brother.
"It's very difficult when the trust has basically gone."
The unnamed source was referring to the Palace's fury after details of the Sussexes' private peace talks with Charles and William were leaked to a prime-time US TV show.
Gayle King, a pal of privacy-conscious Meghan, said the chats were “unproductive”.
Kate had, however, told friends she didn't think it was too late to "pull them back in" to the royal fold, according to Tominey.
But this could prove difficult as the Duchess of Cambridge may remain home for the statue unveiling ceremony, after Palace officials said the princes will now only be joined by Diana's close family.
Harry has already returned to the UK for the poignant event, which will take place in Kensington Palace's Sunken Garden on July 1 – the date of Diana's 60th birthday.
It will be the first time William and Harry have met face-to-face since their reunion at Prince Philip's funeral in April.
William has previously referred to his wife as a "peacemaker" – and she was seen stepping back to allow him and Harry to speak privately at their grandad's funeral.
And while millions had hoped that initial chat signalled a reconciliation, a royal author has recently claimed the pair rowed the second they were out of sight of the press.
Robert Lacey – the author of explosive book Battle of Brothers, which looks into the feud between the pair – claims a pal told him: "There they were, at each other's throats as fiercely as ever.
"The rage and anger between those two has grown so incredibly deep. Too many harsh and wounding things have been said."
Now, it's claimed Thursday's event may serve to deepen the differences between the men – after plans by Kensington Palace to invite a range of UK media organisations were reportedly scuppered by Harry.
Yet in early June the Sun wrote about Kate's proud uncle, Gary Goldsmith, describing his niece as a “brilliant arbiter”.
She is renowned for being extremely close to her family and a staunch supporter of the Royal clan.
The Ibiza-based recruitment officer says he has been “astonished” by the scathing remarks that the Duke of Sussex has made about the royal family since relocating to the US.
Speaking to Closer, he said: “If Harry doesn't get a grip and stop this self-indulgent episode, there will soon be no common ground or relationship to rebuild.
“But if anyone can bring peace to the royals, Kate can. Kate is a brilliant arbiter and peacemaker.
“Every bone in her body is about making friends and doing the best she can… she's trying to mediate.”
Prince William is "concerned" that his brother may go too far with his hurtful, one-sided "truth bombs".
The duke is said to be worried his younger brother could further damage his relationships with the Royal Family in future.
17 ‘LIES’ from Harry and Meghan
PIERS Morgan has blasted Meghan Markle for 17 "untrue, exaggerated or unprovable" slurs against the Royal Family earlier this year:
- Real wedding took place earlier
Meghan claimed her and Harry were secretly married by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the garden at Nottingham Cottage three days before the official wedding in May 2018.
But their wedding certificate proved this was not true.
2. Archie 'wasn't allowed to be prince'
Meghan claimed the Royal Family refused Archie's birthright to be a prince after "concerns and conversations" about "how dark" his skin would be when he was born.
However, according to royal protocol, Archie can only receive a title when Prince Charles takes the throne.
3. Meghan 'never looked Harry up online'
Meghan claims she "never looked up my husband online" and "didn't do any research into the monarchy".
But according to the authors of Finding Freedom, Meghan looked up Harry via a thorough Google search for their first date.
4. Meg 'hadn't seen sister for almost 20 years'
Meghan dismissed her estranged half-sister Samantha Markle by saying she had not seen her for "at least 18, 19 years".
But a photograph shows Meghan smiling and with her arm around with Samantha at her graduation in 2008.
5. TV wasn't ever part of the plan
Meghan agreed when Harry said working with TV companies, such as streaming giant Netflix, was not part of the plan when they first planned a move to the US.
It has since been revealed the couple started speaking to Quibi video streaming in early 2019.
6. Meg's passport was taken from her
Meghan claimed during the Oprah chat that she'd had her passport taken from her.
However, after meeting Harry, she must have still had her passport to hand – as the couple jetted off on 13 holidays together, including breaks in Ibiza, Nice and Amsterdam.
7. Silent or silenced?
Meg claimed she was silenced by the Royal Family.
But in reality, she went on 73 public appearances as a working royal.
8. Papers 'withheld story on her dad to cause maximum harm'
Meghan claimed the Mail on Sunday withheld a story on her father Thomas Markle setting up fake pap pics for a month.
In fact, the newspaper was working on the story for several weeks and only chose to publish it 24 hours after securing final CCTV proof.
9. Press created drama over Thomas Markle
Meghan claimed the press created news about Thomas to create drama.
But Thomas says he spoke to the press because Meghan cut him off first – just days before her wedding.
10. Security was taken away
Meghan said security was removed from her, Harry and Archie, despite fears for their safety.
But when they quit their royal duties, they lost their Internationally Protected Persons status.
11. Press team didn't defend her
Meghan said her press team did not defend her in the news.
But journalists say many things were kept out of the newspaper when her press team said they were untrue.
12. Banned from lunching with pals
The Duchess said she was banned from going to lunch with friends.
In fact, newspapers turned down many paparazzi photos of Meghan out of the confines of the palace.
13. No training in how to be royal
She claimed there was no training on how to be a royal – but like all members of the Royal Family, Meghan was sent on SAS training to deal with potential kidnapping.
Finding Freedom revealed she was also given informal training on royal life including exiting cars in a skirt and curtseying.
14. Holiday parties with the paps
Meghan described cosy 'tabloid holiday parties', which she claimed were held between royals and the press at the palace.
Such parties don't exist.
15. Concerns over Archie's skin colour
The single most damaging claim for the royals were allegations of "conversations" and "concerns" about the colour of Archie's skin when she was pregnant.
But her story differs from Harry's. He says the conversation happened at the beginning of their relationship.
16. Ignored when she asked for help
Meghan says she was ignored when she asked HR for support saying she felt suicidal.
But over the years, several members of the Royal Family have sought help, including Prince Harry.
17. Kate made Meg cry
Meghan claims Kate made her cry at a bridesmaid fitting before her wedding.
But the journalist behind the original story – which alleged that in fact Meghan made Kate cry – sticks by her sources.
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