Meghan Markle has 'regrets' over Royal Family feuds and 'wants to make peace' with Princess Kate

She reportedly wants to build bridges

Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge stands with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at Westminster Abbey for a Commonwealth day service on March 11, 2019 in London, England
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Meghan Markle wants to move on from the Sussexes feud with the Royal Family, apparently. Meghan and Prince Harry's relationship with the Royal Family — but particularly with Kate and Prince William — has been incredibly strained since they stepped down as working royals and moved to California in 2020. Unfortunately, it seems to have gone from bad to worse in more recent years. The royals were reportedly really upset about the shock revelations the Sussexes made in various media, such as their 2021 Oprah interview, their Netflix docuseries, and Harry's memoir Spare.

"She wants to make peace with Kate," one source told In Touch. "She doesn’t want any bad blood between them. Meghan’s friends say she regrets how things went down and she never meant any harm to Kate."

According to the source, Meghan is particularly keen to build bridges at the moment as Princess Kate has been going through a really difficult time with her cancer treatment. They claimed: "Meghan’s been going out of her way to show concern for Kate in this difficult time."

However, it doesn't sound like the Princess of Wales has fully welcomed these shows of sympathy. "Kate’s response has been polite at best," the source said. "She hasn’t exactly encouraged or embraced Meghan."

Tellingly, the last time the Duke of Sussex visited the UK, both his father the King and his brother William declined to see him, despite having had lots of advance notice. This was in May, when Harry came back to his native country to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Invictus Games. At the time, a spokesperson for Harry stated: "In response to the many inquiries and continued speculation on whether or not the Duke will meet with his father while in the UK this week, it unfortunately will not be possible due to His Majesty’s full programme."

Meanwhile, former BBC royal correspondent Michael Cole claimed in April that William was "too hurt" to see his brother.

Iris Goldsztajn
Iris Goldsztajn is a celebrity and royal news writer for Marie Claire. As a London-based freelance journalist, she writes about wellness, relationships, pop culture, beauty and more for the likes of InStyle, Women's Health, Bustle, Stylist and Red. Aside from her quasi-personal investment in celebs' comings and goings, Iris is especially interested in debunking diet culture and destigmatising mental health struggles. Previously, she was the associate editor for Her Campus, where she oversaw the style and beauty news sections, as well as producing gift guides, personal essays and celebrity interviews. There, she worked remotely from Los Angeles, after returning from a three-month stint as an editorial intern for in New York. As an undergraduate at the University of California, Los Angeles, she interned at goop and C California Style and served as Her Campus' national style and LGBTQ+ editor. Iris was born and raised in France by a French father and an English mother. Her Spotify Wrapped is riddled with country music and One Direction, and she can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.