PRINCESS MOMS totally sounds like a Hallmark Channel movie about a commoner who marries a prince, pops out an heir, and now has to compete with a bunch of snooty stuck-up royal mommies who judge her for delaying the use of a training crown. It’s too bad Duchess Meghan doesn’t act in Hallmark movies anymore, because she’d be perfect for the lead role.
But if Meghan’s life does suck as much as the movie plot I just made up (and she claims it kind of does sometimes), then at least she’s got one ally on her team. And apparently it’s fellow royal mommy Duchess Kate.
People claims to know “the truth,” which is that Kate and Meghan’s relationship has taken a new, sisterly leap. A royal source says that there’s “a sense” Kate and Meghan’s friendship is strengthening. They’ve gone from splitting up their foundation to being BFFs. The proof is some PDA at Wimbledon.
Attending Wimbledon together last weekend, Meghan and Kate “were genuine and sweet together,” says an insider. When Meghan’s friend Serena Williams lost the match, “Kate put her hand out and rubbed Meghan’s back to console her.”
According to royal expert Victoria Arbiter, that back-touch shows, “a warm relationship between these women who have young babies and are in similar situations in their lives.” Apparently babies were the metaphorical olive branch that brought Kate and Meghan together. A source says that Kate and Meghan are “a little more relaxed,” because they have more in common now. The source adds that with Meghan and Prince Harry out of Kensington Palace and living farther away at Frogmore Cottage, Kate and Meghan now feel like family, as opposed to colleagues.
And now they’ve got something in common to talk about. Before Meghan gave birth to Archie two months ago, her conversations with Kate might have been limited to espadrilles or how annoying Meghan’s family is. Now Kate and Meghan can bitch about diaper blowouts.
“Babies are a great leveler,” adds Arbiter. “The minute you’re bonding over your stories and sleepless nights, suddenly all the stuff that mattered before doesn’t matter anymore.”
Yeah, right. The only thing they’re bitching their bonding over is when the evening nanny changes a diaper, and forgets to turn on a fan to prevent the smell of royal baby crap from blowing down the hall and into the royal master bedroom.
Another source says that Kate and Meghan’s friendship has finally reached a good place because there was so much pressure on them to be best friends in the beginning. Not to mention the pressure put on Meghan to be the World’s Best Duchess Named Meghan. A source tells People that Meghan is used to being a celebrity, but not a royal celebrity.
“Meghan has struggled with the intensity of the spotlight. Although she is a former actress, this is on a different level. It is an isolated experience.”
People’s implication that Kate and Meghan are giggling over boxed chardonnay and mommy stuff sounds almost too unbelievable, like it was dreamed up by Kate and Meghan in a formal brainstorming meeting to discuss ideas for how to come across as “pals.” But I believe the source that says Meghan has struggled with being a royal. Before she married Harry, the worst she had to deal with was strangers checking the tags of her Reitmans clothing.
Now she’s got to deal with the British press writing headlines like, “Duchess of Snob-ex Meghan, too posh for Reitmans, steps out in extravagant $14,000 gown that many believe was thrown out in the bins after one wear!”