Kate Middleton didnt have energy to bond with Meghan Markle, author claims
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A new book has claimed that Kate Middleton "didn't have much energy" to bond with Meghan Markle in the lead up to the Sussexes' royal wedding, due to her difficult third pregnancy.
Kate and husband Will announced they were pregnant with Prince Louis back in September 2018, which was just two months before Meghan and Harry made their announcement that they were due to tie the knot, in November of the same year.
This therefore means that for the duration of Harry and Meghan's wedding preparations, Kate was pregnant, giving birth to Louis just weeks before the Sussexes' much-awaited nuptials.
Andrew Morton has updated his unauthorised biography, titled Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, revealing that due to the timing of the engagement and pregnancy, the two women had very little time to get to know each other properly.
He writes: "Kate and Meghan were neither sisters nor, unlike Fergie and Diana, friends before they joined the Royal Family.
"What is more, during the build-up to Meghan’s wedding, Kate was experiencing her third difficult pregnancy and was focused on her own welfare. She did not have much energy to bond with her new neighbour.
"When they sat together in the royal box to watch the Ladies’ Singles Final at Wimbledon in July 2018, the two women were still getting to know one another.
"During the match, in which Meghan’s friend Serena Williams lost to Angelique Kerber, they chatted and clapped and cheered.
"Unlike Wimbledon 2016, when the cameras focused on Pippa Middleton and Anna Wintour and ignored the unknown American actor, this time they were fixated on the duo of duchesses."
Morton then claims that there was "little opportunity" for Meghan and Kate to develop a true genuine friendship away from public events".
He continues: "It was a practical matter as much as anything. Kate spent weekends and holidays at Anmer Hall, the Cambridges’ country home in Norfolk, while Meghan and Harry were approximately three hours’ drive away, living in a large, remote, rented property on the Great Tew estate in Oxfordshire.
"Harry’s dream of two united happy families seemed a long way off."
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