For years, Duchess Kate has been the main woman in brother-in-law Prince Harry‘s life. They live on the same grounds, often make appearances together, and chit-chat while Prince William is off doing his thing. It’s been a lovely time. But Kate is going to have to relinquish Harry, and allow him to focus more on his girlfriend, Meghan Markle. That doesn’t mean she’s walking away, however. On the contrary, Kate wants to meet the interloper, and see if she’s good enough for her little brother.
“Kate is really keen to see what Meghan is all about,” an insider told Us Weekly, adding that she and Will will likely be introduced to her on Meghan’s next trip to London. That should be by month’s end, as Harry will be leaving for his Caribbean tour on Nov. 20, during which time, Harry will meet Rihanna. (Watch out, Meghan).
Markle has already met Prince Charles, she and Harry even went on a double date with Princess Eugenie and her boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank, and the actress has also met a lot of Harry’s friends.
Meghan’s next visit across the pond will be bigger now that the couple is official, and especially if she’s meeting Kate and Will. William will be fine with it all but many will be pitting Kate and Meghan against each other. While the Duchess might not have taken a shine to girlfriends past, we’re hoping Kate digs Meghan — and not just because she bears a striking resemblance to Pippa.
Markle, meanwhile, has been a little stressed these last few days, rightfully so. Meghan is an actress and is used to a certain level of fame, but this is probably so much more than she ever fathomed. Hmm, perhaps the Duchess can help Meghan deal with the pressures that come with dating royalty. Because if there’s anyone who used to it and knows how to handle it with grace, it’s Kate.