She’s got a lot going on. Duchess Kate Middleton is trying not to get roped into any of the drama involving her brother-in-law, Prince Harry, and his wife, Duchess Meghan Markle, a source told In Touch exclusively. “To some extent, Kate does feel sorry for Meghan,” the insider claimed. “She has a good heart and isn’t the kind of person to say, ‘You’ve brought it upon yourself,’ but for the most part she’s keeping herself out of the situation. Kate has enough on her plate looking after three kids and fulfilling royal duties. She barely has a moment to herself and tries to avoid drama and conflict at all costs.”
Meghan, 38, admitted in the documentary Harry & Meghan: An African Journey that she’s been struggling with adapting to her new roles as a wife, mother and royal in the face of intense scrutiny. “Harry and Meghan are putting on a brave face, but [truth be told] they’ve been struggling since the documentary aired,” the insider noted. “But they were also struggling beforehand. While Harry has no regrets about doing it, the ongoing backlash is wearing them both down.”
The source said the couple is “supporting each other through this tough time, but it’s not always easy. Aside from Harry, Meghan’s leaning on [her mother] Doria and her closest friends for advice. She FaceTimes Doria every day. Her mom is one of the few people she can rely on and trust.”
The Duchess of Sussex told ITV News at Ten anchor Tom Bradby of her struggles with the scrutiny in the documentary, “Not many people have asked if I’m OK. But it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.”
It sounds like the royal couple is doing their best to move past any backlash and to get on with their lives, starting with a trip to the United States for Thanksgiving. “Harry and Meghan are trying to move on and be positive about the future,” the insider claimed. “The trip to L.A. is just what they need right now — it’s given them something to look forward to. They’re literally counting down the days until they fly out there.” Maybe some time away from the pressures of the palace is the best thing for both of them at the moment.