Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle Are in a "Better Place" Since Lilibet's Birth

A royal source says Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have called a truce and that the birth of Meghan's daughter Lilibet helped them bond again.

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  • According to a royal insider, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) are working hard to repair their relationship, which has been strained amid their husbands' issues.
  • The source told Us Weekly (opens in new tab) that "tensions have eased" between the women and that they've "called a truce." The source added that the birth of Meghan's daughter, Lilibet, has helped bring them back together.
  • "The birth of Lili has brought Kate and Meghan closer together," the royal source said. "They’ve bonded over both having daughters and can’t wait for all the cousins to meet."

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) are mending their relationship.

According to Us Weekly (opens in new tab), the royals have made a point to put aside their differences and work on moving past the struggles they faced, particularly following Meghan and Prince Harry's interview with Oprah Winfrey (opens in new tab) this spring, during which Meghan set the record straight (opens in new tab) about a widely-circulated story about her making Kate cry in the lead-up to her royal wedding in 2018.

"The narrative with Kate, it didn’t happen," Meghan explained during the televised interview. "A few days before the wedding she was upset about flower girl dresses and it made me cry. It really hurt my feelings."

The revelation reportedly added strained to Kate and Meghan's relationship (opens in new tab), but a royal source says things are looking up between them now.

"The bridesmaids dress incident took place so long ago and [it] feels pointless to hold onto the anger," the source explained. "It’s wasted energy. They’ve called it truce."

Apparently, another royal woman played a big role in helping Meghan and Kate reconnect (opens in new tab)Harry and Meghan's newborn daughter, Lilibet (opens in new tab).

"Tensions have eased between Meghan and Kate. Kate even sent Meghan a gift for the baby. They’re in a better place and have exchanged texts since the birth of Lilibet." the source said, later adding that Lili's birth turned out to be a bonding moment for them. "The birth of Lili has brought Kate and Meghan closer together. They’ve bonded over both having daughters and can’t wait for all the cousins to meet."

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Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.