Prince William Is Leaning on Kate Middleton During Prince Harry “Ordeal”

She’s his “pillar of strength.”

Prince William & Kate Middleton
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Things aren’t exactly great between Prince William and Prince Harry in the aftermath of the Sussexes’ interview with Oprah—and by that I mean they apparently don’t “trust” each other and haven’t had productive convos.

William is reportedly pretty upset that Kate Middleton was brought up during the Sussexes’ interview (although Meghan Markle just clarified a rumor and otherwise said nice things!), and Us Weekly reports that Kate has been a pillar of “strength” for her husband.

“Kate is a natural leader who has a magnificent ability to remain composed, even during the most challenging situations,” one source says, while another adds, “Kate’s used to all eyes being on her. Being in a strong, solid marriage to William helps. They lean on each other for support during difficult times and will talk through their problems. She’s been her husband’s pillar of strength throughout this whole ordeal.”

It’s unclear what’s going on between William and Harry behind the scenes, but Gayle King recently revealed that the royals haven’t reached out to Meghan Markle—despite the fact that she opened up about her mental health struggles as well as the racism she faced while living with the royal family in England.

“I did actually call them to see how they were feeling, and it’s true, Harry has talked to his brother and he has talked to his father too,” Gayle said. “The word I was given was that those conversations were not productive. But they are glad that they have at least started a conversation. And I think what is still upsetting to them is the palace keeps saying they want to work it out privately, but yet they believe these false stories are coming out that are very disparaging against Meghan, still.”


Kate Middleton & Her Children

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Prince William & Prince Harry

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Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.