She may be pregnant and have a long list of royal duties to undertake but Kate Middleton has vowed to take Meghan Markle under her wing.
The 35-year-old mother-of-two, has reportedly decided to help former Suits actress Meghan out, because she knows exactly what it’s like to feel like an outsider in the royal family.
According to reports, Kate is also well aware that Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, doesn’t think Meghan should be marrying Prince Harry and she believes she’ll be the first to criticize the American.
Kate Middleton has reportedly vowed to protect Meghan Markle from Camilla. Photo: Getty Images
“She wants to protect Meghan from all the negative parts of royal life and – in particular – from Camilla,” a source told New Idea.
It comes after it was reported in July that Meghan was caught “completely off guard” by Camilla’s “hostility” when the pair met in Toronto.
“She told Meghan that she didn’t like her relationship with Harry and that she should think twice before agreeing to his marriage proposal because Camilla was planning to make her life very tough,” a palace insider told New Idea.
“She’s long thought Meghan isn’t good enough for Harry and told her that she’s not welcome in the royal family.”
It's been claimed Camilla doesn't think Meghan is prestigious enough to be part of the royal family. Photo: Getty Images
However, in the public eye things appear very differently, with Camilla telling reporters that she was “absolutely delighted” about the royal wedding just after Meghan and Harry’s engagement was announced.
Yet Woman's Day reports the Duchess is “furious” Meghan has been so readily accepted into the royal family by the public, especially given their similar backgrounds.
“Unlike Camilla, Meghan wasn’t treated as second-rate when Harry proposed, despite the fact she’s a divorcee,” source tells Woman's Day.
Meghan is said to be staying out of things. Photo: Getty Images
“Everyone is comparing Meghan to Diana right now and saying she’ll be the next ‘people’s princess’.”
It’s also claimed that Camilla is less than impressed that Meghan and Harry are planning to marry at Windsor Castle – the same place she and Charles tied the knot.
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