It’s getting awkward in the palace. Duchess Meghan (née Markle) and Duchess Kate (née Middleton) are by no means besties. An insider confessed to Us Weekly that the two royal ladies “will never be best friends.”

Although Megan, 38, and Kate, 37, probably won’t be braiding each other’s hair anytime soon, “they’re civil,” the source continued. The brunette beauties are “from two totally different worlds,” another insider added, insinuating the rift in their relationship is due to cultural differences.

As the two are constantly in the public eye, they must put up a chummy front. At this year’s Trooping the Colour event, they “put their differences aside” a source told In Touch. The insider said, “There were hundreds of cameras filming the royal family in the carriages and on the balcony at Buckingham Palace, they knew all eyes would be on them and that they had to be on their best behavior for the Queen’s birthday.” The source also echoed that the royal wives are “cordial, but I’d hardly call them friends.”

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Meghan is allegedly feeling a lot of pressure to oblige to British etiquette and live up to the standard of her sister-in-law, Us previously reported. The mom to Archie, “feels that there is a standard set very high” and “It’s discouraging that the British public holds her up to that,” a source disclosed.

In comparison to Kate, the California native is definitely more outspoken. “I have no doubt that Meghan is not a ‘yes’ person,” Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell told Us. “[She] speaks her mind and voices her opinions as an American woman of today would and should.”

The fairly new royal has been known to make “ludicrous demands” a source told In Touch back in November. “Her heart is in the right place — she just wants to make a good impression and do good work,” the source said, adding that it is hard to manage royal duties while adapting to a new country.

“There are times when she feels exhausted and overwhelmed. And if things don’t go her way, everyone knows about it,” the insider added of temperament. “There’s a fine line between determination and knowing your place,” the source added. “Unless Meghan changes her ways, it’s likely to only be a matter of time before everything blows up.” We hope they find a way to get along!

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