Katie Nicholl told BBC News that Meghan Markle knew what she was getting into when joining the Royal Family as the Duchess of Cambridge had navigated the same challenges less than a decade prior. The royal commentator added that the Duchess of Sussex had the same supportive infrastructure in place as Kate when she joined the monarchy.
Ms Nicholl said: “Well listen, there isn’t a Princess manual as such but absolutely there is a support network, there is an infrastructure at the Palace.
“I know when Kate Middleton was preparing to marry into the Royal Family she had access to private secretaries, to the press office, she was able to go and seek advice.
“Meghan had the same infrastructure in place, she was supported.
“There was help on hand and of course, she had Harry.
Kate Middleton married Prince William and joined the Royal Family in 2011
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle at Wimbledon 2019
“It was a whirlwind romance, unlike Kate and William.
“She did not have ten years in to work out how the firm worked as an institution.
“But she is an intelligent, articulate, well-read woman, I mean she knew what she was getting herself into.
“She was listed as a feminist on the Royal Family website but if there was an idea in her mind that she was going to be able to voice her political opinions, very obviously from the outset that simply would not be the case.”
Ms Nicholl previously told Channel 5 that the alleged feud between the royals had reached a point where Kate did not acknowledge Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during their final royal engagement.
The royal commentator stated there was noticeable tension between the Cambridges and the Sussexes during the 2020 Commonwealth Service.
She added that the Duchess of Cambridge was obviously ignoring Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during the royal engagement.
Kate Middleton and Prince William’s relationship timeline
Ms Nicholl said: “I was sitting behind William and Kate and Meghan and Harry, a few rows back at that service.
“There was absolutely tension between the two couples.
“While Kate turned around to speak to Edward and Sophie Wessex, she just did not acknowledge Meghan and Harry at all.
“That was very obvious.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK