When Kate Middleton first joined the royal family, it was the talk of the town. People around the worldwatched the royal wedding. And now, a new royal wedding is upon us.
This time, Meghan Markle is the newest member of the family. While Meghan and her soon-to-be sister-in-law may not seem that close, the ladies have more in common than you may think. Plus, there’s a lot that Markle can learn from Middleton. So let’s take a closer look at the future royal in-laws’ relationship and just how close they really are.
Sneaky secret get-together
It can be hard to get out of the house unnoticed with press and paparazzi everywhere trying to grab a photo. Yet, luckily for Prince Harry and Markle, that wasn’t an issue when it came to spending time with Prince William and Middleton.
The brothers are neighbors, which makes secret get-together events way easier to plan. Prince Harry and Markle opened up about this during an interview, sharing that the big brother and his wife have been very welcoming to Markle. The future bride described her new sister as “wonderful” throughout this process.
Kate and William are “absolutely thrilled”
It’s not just Markle that has good things to say about her future sister; Kate Middleton has shared her positive thoughts on the engaged couple as well. As reported by People, reporters spoke to her at the Foundling Museum in London just a day after the engagement announcement: “William and I are absolutely thrilled,” she said.
And she’s looking forward to a happy future for her brother and new sister. She continued, “It’s such exciting news. It’s a really happy time for any couple and we wish them all the best and hope they enjoy this happy moment.”
Meghan is in with the other Middleton sister
One easy way to form a friendship with someone else is through getting along with their other friends. It’s no surprise that one of Middleton’s best friends is her sister, Pippa. So, it should come as no surprise that as Markle and Middleton have been bonding, the soon-to-be bride was on-hand to support Pippa on her big day. On May 20, 2017, Markle was spotted with Prince Harry attending Pippa Middleton’s wedding celebration. Spending time with Pippa on her big day had to give Markle some royal points.
This was a big moment for Markle. First of all, as Us Weekly reported, this was the first event she attended with the royal family. Secondly, Prince Harry proved just how much he wanted her to be there for the celebration. Because Markle couldn’t attend the ceremony, Prince Harry drove 100 miles round trip to make sure Markle made it in time for the reception.
Good thing that Prince Harry was devoted to making sure she was there for the celebration; it was a perfect opportunity for Markle to bond with those Middleton ladies.
Their first photo-op sparked a family holiday tradition
Christmas was an exciting time for Meghan Markle, who spent the holiday with her fiancée and future family for the first time.
As a source shared with Us Weekly, “Given that Meghan doesn’t have family in the U.K., it’s only right that she spends Christmas with Harry and his…. Harry asked the queen for permission last month and she is delighted to have Harry bring his fiancée. It is a family occasion, after all, and Meghan is very much family now.”
The soon-to-be bride became a part of the family tradition, from attending the church service to joining the family for lunch. The holiday also allowed Markle to have some more bonding time with Middleton. As the magazine reported, Prince Harry and Markle stayed with Prince William and Middleton, giving the future sisters more time to get to know each other. And this is just the first year. There’s time for Middleton and Markle to create their own traditions together too.
Kate understands how overwhelming royal life can be
Markle is familiar with being in the spotlight from her time as an actor, but being a part of the royal family is a whole new level of fame and attention. As she gears up for the Royal Wedding, she’s making adjustments in her life that Kate Middleton similarly had to make in the past.
As a royal insider shared with Hollywood Life, “Kate has taken Meghan under her wing and has offered her support and the promise of plenty of advice to help her adjust to her new life. Kate knows better than anyone how overwhelming and challenging it can be to make the transition into being a member of the royal family, and she’s vowed to assist Meghan in any way she can.” Now that’s a good sister.