Meghan ‘changed Prince Harry and it’s strained his friendship with Kate’

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Meghan ‘changed Prince Harry and it’s strained his friendship with Kate’

Meghan Markle has changed Prince Harry and it has put a strain on his close friendship with Kate, sources claim.

Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate often went to engagements as trio before the 37-year-old came onto the scene, but now it appears they are leading different lives. It is understood Kate tried to bring the Duchess of Sussex into the fold over a series to meetings about how to adapt to The Firm, but “the advice didn’t go down well”. The Duchess of Cambridge has confided in friends that she is sad about what is happening between her relationship with Harry.

A source told The Mail on Sunday: “She has Harry have always had a very close relationship, but she said things were different.

Prince Harry and Meghan are close to the Obamas Image Chris Jackson Pool Getty Images
Prince Harry and Meghan are close to the Obamas Image Chris Jackson Pool Getty Images

“Meghan’s a strong character and so is Kate, so it doesn’t surprise me there have been clashes.”

Kate and Will had tried to warm up to Meghan last year when they were asked by Prince Charles to invited her and Harry to Anmer Hall in Sandringham.

It is reported that the meeting did not bring the couples closer together and was instead spoiled by a “ghastly row”.

A senior Royal aide said things soured upon the mum-to-be’s arrival as she was judged to be “downright rude”.

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle is at the centre of a storm Image Samir Hussein Samir Hussein WireImage
Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle is at the centre of a storm Image Samir Hussein Samir Hussein WireImage

The aide told The Mail on Sunday: “Kate had a quiet word with Meghan. It escalated rapidly after Meghan complained to Harry that she had been ‘told off’.

“He took her side, while William defended Kate, who was five months pregnant with Louis and certainly didn’t want this sort of confrontation.”

Prince William had also reportedly voiced concerns about his brother’s bride ahead of the wedding.

A source close to the Duke of Cambridge told The Mail on Sunday: “The problem is that the Cambridges felt things had moved very quickly between Harry and Meghan.

“Wills particularly was worried and felt close enough to Harry to voice his thoughts.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now planning to move from Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage, Windsor early next year as they prepare to become parents for the first time.

Royal insiders claimed that Prince Harry decided to move to Windsor with pregnant Meghan Markle to preserve his close bond with Prince William.

Kate rooted for British tennis champ Andy Murray during the London Summer Games in 2012 Photo C GETTY
Kate rooted for British tennis champ Andy Murray during the London Summer Games in 2012 Photo C GETTY

Royal experts Richard Kay and Geoffrey Levy speculated the growing rift between the Duchesses is affecting their bond and this is why the 34-year-old Duke made the swift decision to relocate.

A senior Palace aide said: “They are still brothers, not business partners.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK