Meghan Markle, 39, stepped down as a senior member of the Royal Family with Prince Harry, 36, in March 2020 to move to LA with their son Archie. Royal author Omid Scobie has alleged that Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, could have supported Meghan more when she joined the royals. But royal expert Marlene Koenig said as the newcomer, Meghan should have approached Kate.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, Ms Koenig said: “William has taken a different attitude and I think at some point they’re going to have to do something.
“I think there’s far more to this story that we don’t know on both sides.
“One of the things I said in my review is how Meghan kept saying Kate didn’t contact her.
“My view is if you’re the newbie, in a new job, you go to somebody and say, ‘hi, can we talk? I’d like to know more about what I’m marrying into’.
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“She’s a smart, educated woman. She never put a foot wrong.
“But I think it was stifling because her voice was silent and I think that’s the thing that bothered her, she couldn’t have her own voice.
“But your voice is sovereign, everything you do is for the sovereign.”
Her comments relate to Mr Scobie, who penned the highly-anticipated Finding Freedom with Carolyn Durand, had said that while there wasn’t a fallout between the two women as such, they didn’t really click.
He said: “They do love fashion, they love tennis but these are very surface-level things.
“They were just two women who had this very surface-level friendship.
“In moments where more depth was required or perhaps a stronger shoulder of support from the Duchess of Cambridge’s side we saw that didn’t happen over and over again.
“It left Meghan a bit disappointed in that friendship. She would have appreciated that extra support internally.
“People have asked why Kate may have not been there in that situation and I really don’t know but it’s clear at the time her priorities weren’t there.
“We do see her as an incredibly dedicated wife, mother and member of the Royal family and maybe that’s a lot for one person to juggle.”