Earlier in the year, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge was reported to have reached out to Meghan Markle after Liilibet Diana’s birth with notes and gifts but they were allegedly rejected. However, Royal expert Neil Sean denied the speculation and said that Kate never “reached out” to the Duchess of Sussex as she understood that having three kids is “fraught” and expected things would be equally difficult for Meghan with two children. Instead, a present with a card congratulating Meghan and Harry for the birth of their daughter was sent over as a symbol of “politeness” and “courteousness”.
Mr Sean told his YouTube Channel: “The story goes that Catherine tried to reach out five times to Meghan to offer congratulations on a personal level following the birth of Lili Diana.
“Now as we often say here on the show in fair and balanced terms, let me tell you the truth – that simply didn’t happen and it wasn’t through any spite or anything like that.
“What i’ve been told is Catherine really understood, having three children herself, what a fraught time it can be.
“After all the Sussexes at this point are now parents to two little people, so she wouldn’t really think to butt in and try and offer assistance and help. She would wait to be asked to be invited.”
JUST IN: Harry and Meghan ‘will come back to UK’ to be part of ‘official’ Queen celebrations
He added: “What we do know is there was a present sent over and a card congratulating the couple.
“That is where the story ends they were being civil polite and courteous obviously their family remaining still.”
Kate and Meghan reportedly have never been close due to the difficult relationship between their respective husbands but they shared a respectful and warm relationship with each other, according to an insider.
They explained: “They were never that close, but the reason they’re not speaking is because of the rift between Prince Harry and Prince William.
READ MORE: Kate heartbreak: Duchess struggled to ‘sit on sidelines’ as William and Harry bond broke
Earlier when Prince Harry and Meghan were active royal members, the family have been known to present each other “gag gifts” or more useful presents rather than big offering
Prince Harry confirmed to James Corden’s The Late Late show that his grandmother gifted a waffle maker to Archie.
He said: “Interestingly, my grandmother asked us what Archie wanted for Christmas and Meg said a waffle maker.
“Meg makes up a beautiful organic mix, in the waffle maker, flip it, out it comes, he loves it. Archie literally wakes up in the morning and says ‘waffle’.”