MEGHAN Markle and the Duchess of Cambridge have never been friends, an explosive new biography has claimed.
According to ‘Finding Freedom’, the Duchess of Sussex was “disappointed” her fellow royal never reached out to her or visited.
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The new extracts reveal they had tense and awkward moments, including when the day the women happened to cross paths at Kensington Palace in early 2017, when Harry and Meghan were still dating.
Both were heading to go shopping on the same street but Kate went in her own Range Rover, the book claims.
When she first began her relationship with Harry, Meghan had fully expected Kate to reach out and give her “the lie of the land” on what an outsider needed to know about dating a royal.
But ‘Finding Freedom’ says that never happened and the pair never bonded.
The Duchess of Cambridge felt they didn’t have much in common “other than the fact that they lived at Kensington Palace”, said a source.
The book highlights The Duchess of Cambridge snubbing Meghan during the Sussex’s final royal engagement on Commonwealth Day.
“While Harry and Meghan both greeted William and Kate with smiles, the Cambridges showed little response.
Sensational claims made in Finding Freedom include:
“William and Kate sat with their backs to the couple, only turning around to chat with Prince Edward and Sophie, next to the Sussexes.
It also claims a one stand-offish episode at a charity polo match was a snapshot of the pair’s frosty relationship.
“Their cordial but distant rapport was apparent when the pair appeared alongside each other at the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day the previous summer.
“While the doting mothers were photographed next to each other with their children, the two appeared to barely exchange a word.”
Finding Freedom lifts the lid on Meghan and Prince Harry’s decision to leave the Royal Family.
Harry, 35, and his 38-year-old wife now live in Los Angeles with their 14-month-old son Archie after stepping down from royal duties in March.
The book also claims Prince Harry was angered by his older brother’s “snobbish” tone toward Meghan Markle when he referred to her as “this girl”, a new biography claims.
Their conversation came as the younger royal’s relationship with his future wife was blossoming, a new book Harry and Meghan’s split from the Royal Family claims.
“Don’t feel you need to rush this. Take as much time as you need to get to know this girl,” said William, according to a source.
The longtime family friend said the comments went down badly with an “incredibly sensitive” Harry.
Harry heard a “tone of snobbishness” that was “anathema to his approach to the world” in the words “this girl”, the book claims.
“After all, these are two brothers that have spent their whole lives with people trying to take advantage of them,” the source said.
“They’ve both developed a radar to detect that type of person, but as William didn’t know a whole lot about Meghan, he wanted to make sure Harry wasn’t blindsided by lust.”
William was motivated by a desire to protect his younger brother but his words caused a rift between the pair, the book says.
In the months after William talked to Harry about the relationship, the two hardly spoke.
Another source said: “Harry was p****d off. P****d that his brother would ask such a thing.”
The brothers went from always making time for each other to spending barely any time together.
The couple created headlines worldwide when they revealed they would be quitting the Royal Family in January, completing their final engagements just a few months later before moving to the US.
The book says Harry and Meghan even considered driving straight to see the Queen after returning from Canada in January because they had failed to secure an appointment with the monarch.
Authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, described as cheerleaders for the pair, are said to have been given access to their inner circle to write Finding Freedom.
The biography has now claimed to give an insight into the couple’s decision – with it claimed Harry and Meghan were said to be furious at taking a ‘back seat’ to senior royals like Charles and William.
The Sussexes moaned they’d taken the monarchy to “new heights around the world” and were held back so they did not “eclipse” the family, it’s claimed.
That led to the Sandringham summit with the Queen which formalised how the Sussexes would step down.
It has previously been claimed Meghan would send emails at 5am to staff with her PA quitting after just six months in the role.
Harry, Meghan and baby Archie are now based at actor Tyler Perry’s £15million Beverly Hills mansion.