Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton apparently play a key role in the royal Sunday roasts

And we wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

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And we wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

The royal family hold a dear place in a lot of the public’s hearts, but two women who are proven to be particularly popular are the two millennial Duchesses, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.

The two women are incredibly different, with the Duchess of Cambridge having more of a shy demeanour while the Duchess of Sussex is an extrovert to the max, giving multiple speeches on her first royal tour - a break from royal tradition.

But despite their differences, the two additions to the royal family are reported to get on well, with reports that Kate helped Meghan through the family drama with her father Thomas Markle in the run up to her wedding.


‘Kate's well aware of what Meghan is going through,’ a source explained to Vanity Fair ahead of the wedding. ‘Her family has been dragged through the tabloids and she knows it's not nice. She's made a big effort to be kind to Meghan and look out for her.’

And it seems that the two women are getting even closer after the wedding, attending multiple royal events together.

In fact, according to Life & Style magazine, the two women actually ‘rule’ the royal family, both playing dominant roles - especially when it comes to the royal Sunday roasts.

A Buckingham Palace source explained via the publication that Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, insist on having Sunday roasts together as a family, and that when they do, it’s Kate and Meghan in the driver’s seat.

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’The lunch isn’t as formal as you’d think,’ the insider explained. ‘Kate and Meghan actually take turns putting their culinary skills to good use. They both whip up a fabulous meal of chicken or beef, Yorkshire pudding, and vegetables.’

In fact, according to the source, the two Duchesses ‘laughingly say they pretty much run the palace these days’

We love this friendship.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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