Kate Middleton told friends it ‘wasn’t too late to pull Meghan Markle and Harry back’ into the fold before Oprah interview aired, royal expert claims
- Kate Middleton thought it ‘wasn’t too late’ to ‘pull Harry and Meghan back in’
- Camilla Tominey said the Duchess of Cambridge, 39, is a ‘natural peacemaker’
- Commentator added Kate wanted to smooth things over before Oprah interview
Kate Middleton told friends that it ‘wasn’t too late’ to ‘pull Harry and Meghan back into the fold’ before their Oprah interviewed aired, a royal expert has claimed.
Writing for Stella magazine, Camilla Tominey said: ‘I have been reliably informed she was even telling her friends before the Oprah interview that she did not think it was too late to “pull them back in”.’
Kate Middleton told friends that it ‘wasn’t too late’ to ‘pull Harry and Meghan back into the fold’ before their Oprah interviewed aired, a royal expert has claimed. Harry and Meghan are pictured during the interview
The commentator added that an insider told her ‘Kate’s natural instinct is to try to smooth things over’.
During an explosive chat with Oprah Winfrey in March, Meghan Markle, 39, claimed Kate made her cry before she married Prince Harry as the couple dropped a series of ‘truth bombs’ including saying there was ‘concern’ over Archie’s skin colour.
When Harry was reunited with his family just weeks later at his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral, Kate was the first member of the family to be seen chatting to him – and was even spotted holding back in a bid to reunite him with brother, Prince William.
Camilla also said that after Meghan Markle accused Kate Middleton of making her cry, the duchess decided to ‘rise above’ it and act as a peacemaker at Prince Philip’s funeral, a royal expert has claimed.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, is said to have ‘taken the same approach as The Queen’ before the interview in hoping that the ‘much loved members of The Firm’ would return. She is pictured in Edinburgh last week
It comes after Kate’s uncle Gary Goldsmith said his niece is ‘trying to mediate’ and bring peace to the royals after Prince Harry’s nuclear truth-bombing.
Gary Goldsmith, 56, who is brother to Kate’s mother Carole, described the Duchess as a ‘brilliant arbiter and peacemaker’ and insisted she is doing everything she can to make things right between her husband and his brother.
Speaking to Closer magazine, Gary added that the Duke of Sussex, 36, needs to ‘get a grip’ and stop his ‘self-indulgent episode’ before it gets to the point where there is ‘no common ground or relationship to rebuild’.
The Ibiza-based recruitment consultant said everyone has been left ‘astonished’ by Harry’s outbursts, which include accusing the Royal Family of racism and neglect in a series of interviews with Oprah Winfrey.
Speaking to Closer magazine, Gary (pictured in 2017) added that the Duke of Sussex, 36, needs to ‘get a grip’ and stop his ‘self-indulgent episode’
‘If you want an easy life, work it out privately and have a conversation respectfully. Don’t air it in public, it’s really hurtful,’ Gary told the publication.
‘The harsh truth – in my opinion – is that 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.’
Gary observed how his niece was trying to improve relations between William and Harry at Prince Philip’s funeral in April. The trio were once a close unit, and Gary said Kate is trying to go what she can to make things right.
He added that while he is ‘sorry’ that Harry believes he’s had a tough time, he can see from Kate that she is ‘very happy’ being part of the Royal Family, and is doing a great job while constantly ‘under a microscope’.