MEGHAN MARKLE “admired” Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, with the Duchess of Sussex “always” having dreams of becoming a princess.Meghan, Harry, and their two children are set to descend on Balmoral Castle this summer after the Queen reportedly invited them to stay during her ten-week break at the Scottish holiday home – but reportedly, other senior royals will not be there at the same time. The visit, which has been widely reported as an “olive branch” gesture from the Queen, will be the Sussex’s first trip to Britain since their visit over the Platinum Jubilee.
But long before the Sussexes’ infamous “Megxit” from the Royal Family in January 2020, Meghan and the Duchess of Cambridge were believed to have been friends, with Meghan reportedly “idolising” her sister-in-law. Body language expert Judy James told New Idea that this was evident when they watched the tennis at Wimbledon in 2018.
Meghan and Harry tied the knot at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in May 2018, although the pair told Oprah Winfrey in an interview aired in 2021 that they had officially married in the days before. But according to her half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr, her desire to become a princess and be “swept off her feet” began long before.
He said: “Watching her grow up I don’t think it was the British Royal Family, it was the princess thing – Cinderella and all that kind of stuff, Beauty and the Beast and all those Disney movies that revolve around being a princess and a prince and being swept off your feet.”
Meghan visited Buckingham Palace in London in her early teens and it was then that Markle Jr claimed she “set her sights on what she wanted”. He said: “I mean seeing the palace and Windsor and all that it would just be incredible.”
But on Meghan’s lifestyle blog, called The Tig, which she ran from 2014 until 2017, she dissed the “pomp and circumstance” surrounding Kate and William’s wedding. Instead, the now 40-year-old Duchess of Sussex said she preferred the fictional character She-Ra Princess of Power, the brave alter ego of Princess Adora. In 2014, she wrote: “Little girls dream of being princesses. I, for one, was all about She-Ra, Princess of Power. And grown women seem to retain this childhood fantasy.“Just look at the pomp and circumstance surrounding the royal wedding and endless conversation about Princess Kate.”