Kate Middleton has advised Meghan Markle that ‘every royal goes through a bad patch’ but she must ‘learn from her mistakes and move on’, royal expert claims
- Duchess of Cambridge told Meghan that ‘every royal goes through a bad patch’
- It comes after the Duchess of Sussex, 38, confessed that she was struggling
- Kate, 37, said Meghan should ‘move on and get through it’, says Phil Dampier
The Duchess of Cambridge has offered some warm words of advice to her sister-in-law Meghan Markle after the former actress admitted she was struggling, a royal expert claims.
Mother-of-three Kate, 37, is said to have told the Duchess of Sussex, 38, that ‘every royal goes through a bad patch’ with press scrutiny and that she should ‘move on and get through it’.
It comes after the new mother confessed that she was ‘not OK’ in a recently aired ITV programme Meghan and Harry: An African Journey.
Author and former royal correspondent Phil Dampier told the Express: ‘Catherine has told Meghan that every royal – including herself – goes through a bad patch with the press but the important thing is to learn by mistakes, move on and get through it.’
The Duchess of Cambridge (pictured left in Pakistan on October 15) told Meghan Markle (pictured right in London, last week) that ‘every royal goes through a bad patch’
Kate is quite aware of the downsides to being in the spotlight during her 15-year relationship with William.
The duchess was dubbed ‘Waity Katie’ after apparently happily hanging on for years until the third in line to the throne proposed.
And she was also branded ‘lazy’ by critics after giving up her job at her parents’ party supplier company, to ‘prepare for her future life’, according to a source at the time.
Mr Dampier stressed that Kate is determined to help Meghan and Prince Harry deal with their struggles and heal the rifts between the Duke of Sussex and his brother Prince William.
He suggested that the duchess is trying to avoid the possibility of Harry and Meghan moving out of the UK.
Kate, Prince William, Prince Harry and Meghan at the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey, London, on 11 Mar 2019
‘It would be a disaster if Harry and Meghan quit and lived abroad – William and Kate would be devastated,’ he said.
During a one-on-one interview in the documentary, mother-of-one Meghan admitted to feeling vulnerable and spoke of the difficulty in coping with intense tabloid interest.
Meghan said: ‘I never thought that this would be easy, but I thought it would be fair and that’s the part that’s really hard to reconcile.
‘I’ve said for a long time to H – that’s what I call him – it is not enough to just survive something. That’s not the point of life. You’ve got to thrive and feel happy.
She added: ‘I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip. I tried, I really tried. But I think what that does internally is probably really damaging.’
Harry (pictured), 35, refused to dismiss reports of a rift with his brother, Prince William, instead saying that they are on ‘different paths’ and have ‘good days and bad days’
Meanwhile, Harry, 35, refused to dismiss reports of a rift with William, 37, instead saying that they are on ‘different paths’ and have ‘good days and bad days’.
He told presenter Tom Bradby: ‘Part of this role, part of this job and this family being under the pressure it is under, inevitably stuff happens.
‘But look, we are brothers, we will always be brothers. We are 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.
‘We don’t see each other as much as we used to because we are so busy but I love him dearly and the majority of stuff is created out of nothing. As brothers, you have good days, you have bad days.’
Harry and Meghan are set to fly to the US in November, along with their son Archie, so they can take a six-week break and spend time with Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland.