The Duchess of Cambridge was left in tears after Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress fitting ahead of Meghan’s wedding, sources say.
Kate, 36, – who had just given birth to Prince Louis at the time – was said to be ‘feeling quite emotional’, according to an insider.
It comes amid rumours of a rift between Meghan, 37, and Kate, who are described being ‘very different people’ who ‘don’t really get on’, following the announcement that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be moving away from Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage.
Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan are said to left Princess Eugenie ‘upset’ after not attending the evening reception on Friday following the wedding.
The Duchess of Cambridge was left in tears after Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress fitting ahead of Meghan’s wedding, sources say. Pictured are Kate and Charlotte outside St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in May
The Telegraph’s Camilla Tominey reported that two sources have told the newspaper that Kate was ‘in tears’ following three-year-old Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress fitting earlier this year.
An insider told the publication: ‘Kate had only just given birth to Prince Louis and was feeling quite emotional’.
Since the announcement Meghan and Harry would be moving away from Kensington Palace, there have been reports of ‘unease’ between Kate and Meghan.
Over the weekend, a source told the Mail On Sunday: ‘Kate and Meghan are very different people. They don’t really get on.’
It comes after rumours of a rift between Kate and Meghan (above on her wedding day), following the announcement that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are moving away from Kensington Palace
Meanwhile, sources have told the Daily Mail’s Rebecca English that that new duchess, has been ‘an acquired taste’ and one that, perhaps, isn’t to the Duchess of Cambridge’s liking.
One insider admitted that ‘the royal lifestyle and constraints are taking a time for Meghan to get used to’.
They revealed: ‘She’s woman who has lived life into her 30s in her way, she’s been a relatively successful actress, has her own humanitarian interests and her own circle of friends.
‘She is very self-sufficient. Understanding the Palace way, the deference, the politics and the fact that there’s a pecking order, is taking a while for Meghan to get her head around.’
‘She is quite opinionated and Harry has got very dictatorial of late, which hasn’t made things easy at times.’
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex is also said to have left Princess Eugenie ‘upset’ after not attending the evening reception of her wedding last month
Eugenie, 28, and Jack Brooksbank, 34, (above, leaving for their evening reception) hosted an evening reception at the Royal Lodge, following their wedding ceremony
However, the insider insisted that there has been no big falling out between the sister-in-laws.
‘While there are some tensions behind the scenes, Kate is pretty unflappable and nothing has become bad enough to make Harry and Meghan want to move out. People are genuinely pleased to see them so happy,’ the source said.
‘The truth is that there simply isn’t enough room at Kensington Palace for them and I know they have been looking at Windsor as a possibility since before the wedding.’
Meanwhile, another source insisted there was no acrimony between Kate and Meghan, or William and Harry.
‘The idea of the two of them as “the boys”, the brothers doing everything together and living in each other’s pockets, has been pushed with good intentions, but hasn’t really existed for some time,’ they said.
‘The truth is that they have both just grown up. They are rare in that they live together and work together, but there has been a stepping back.
Insiders have previously suggested there has been no acrimony between the Cambridges and the Sussexes (pictured at a service of remembrance at Westminster Abbey earlier this month)
Kensington Palace announced over the weekend that Harry and Meghan will be moving away from Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage (above)
‘They are still incredibly close, closer than most siblings, but now Harry has married and is about to become a father, so it’s a good time for him to be planning his own future. There is no acrimony.’
It had been widely speculated that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would move into Apartment 1, at Kensington Palace, next to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridges’ 22-room home.
While there have been rumours of a rift between the Cambridge and Sussexes, Harry and Meghan are also said to have left Princess Eugenie ‘upset’ by not attending the evening reception of her wedding.
She and Jack Brooksbank had an evening bash at the Royal Lodge in Windsor on the Friday following the ceremony at St George’s Chapel.
Harry and Meghan had previously been expected to miss the second day of wedding celebrations, ahead of their flight to Australia on the Sunday.
The couple also raised eyebrows after they told members of the royal family that they were expecting their first child together at Eugenie’s wedding.
MailOnline has contacted Kensington Palace for comment.