Meghan Markle and her future sister-in-law Kate Middleton really have already become good friends, E! is reporting via sources. Officially, Markle said in her first interview with Harry that “Catherine’s been absolutely amazing.” This is because, as E!’s multiple sources detailed to the outlet, Middleton has been there for Markle throughout this entire process.
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The outlet points out that Middleton and Harry were “extremely close” to begin with. “It’s been said Kate and Harry have the same silly sense of humor, love watching Game of Thrones box sets together, and she would give him dating advice from time to time,” the outlet wrote.
Middleton was one of the first family members Harry introduced Markle to, in January 2017. “[It] went very well. Kate was delighted to finally get to meet the woman that had Harry smiling so much,” a source said.
Middleton hasn’t given Markle specific advice but “since very early on she made it clear that should Meghan ever need something, or just want to chat, she shouldn’t hesitate to get in touch,” a source said. “Kate knows how difficult it is navigating one’s way through this very different world. [And] it was important to [Harry] that Meghan and Kate got to know each other, as she has experienced many of the challenges Meghan now faces.”
As a separate source summed it up, “It’s becoming very clear within the family that William, Catherine, Harry and Meghan are the future of the royal family so everything rests on making sure Meghan eases naturally into her role. That’s a big priority for everyone. Catherine did it and so they know it’s possible for an outsider, without any prior interactions with the establishment, to integrate well. Catherine is very aware that Meghan will need a friend alongside her while she gets used to the way things are done around here.”