Lots of criticism has been hurled at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after the pair announced their historic decision to take a step back from the Royal Family.
Many have accused the couple — and especially Meghan Markle — of leaving, in order to seek fame and fortune. But at least one report says someone in the palace is taking the exit quite hard. Kate Middleton is said to be missing good friend Prince Harry quite a lot these days.
The British press did not help matters much, criticizing Duchess Meghan early and often. She was frequently compared to Princess Kate and harassed over everyday activities like eating avocados or touching her own baby bump.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Meghan was blamed by the press for her and Harry departures. However, Prince Harry has directly named the British media as the reason for their shift, stating a desire to protect his family from harassment and reckless paparazzi.
Somehow, these rumors have only continued now that Meghan and Harry have begun their new life in Canada. Along with frequent reports that the Queen is upset over Meghan missing conference calls and engagements, critics are claiming that Kate and Meghan are still are odds with each other.
More recent reports have accused Meghan of trying to become more popular than Kate and timing social media posts to try to steal attention away from the Princess. The two women both had charity posts published on Instagram on the same day.
This all sounds quite stressful, but apparently some in the Palace are really missing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. It is said Prince Charles had a close relationship with Meghan and is sad that she has left.
Meanwhile, Princess Kate and Prince Harry have reportedly been good friends for nearly two decades. Reports say Kate is missing Prince Harry very much since he went to Canada and the Princess is said to fear never being close with her brother-in-law again. She is also said to have no ill will toward Meghan.
Despite reports that Kate still regards Meghan and Harry warmly, the Sussexes’ move has been said to wear on the princess very heavily. Sources have claimed Kate has had to increase her royal duties after the exit of Harry and Meghan.
Sources say Kate is having a very tough time right now, suffering sleepless nights and bouts of anxiety. The pressure of having to fill empty roles is said to be a great source of stress. Reports say there may be a few royals waiting in the wings, ready to help fill the gaps.