Kate Middleton and Prince William will return to the US next week to visit Boston for the Earthshot Awards ceremony, but despite Meghan Markle and Prince Harry also being on the East Coast for an engagement in New York, Prince and the Princess of Wales do not intend for their paths to cross. A source close to the prince and princess said Entertainment tonight that Kate and William “have no plans” to see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
This news comes over a month later We weekly reported that Kate was eager for the foursome to reunite in New York City during their visits in December. Meghan and Harry will be in New York for the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation’s Ripple of Hope Award Gala.
“Once Kate and William’s plans for Boston are set in stone, she is [Kate] plans to extend an olive branch to Meghan in an attempt to reunite the siblings and heal the rift,” a source told the publication in mid-October.
“Harry and Meghan are up to their knees with their hectic schedules, but Meghan is willing to put in the effort as long as the dates don’t clash,” the source added. Kate’s hope to mend the group’s strained relationship stems from what she believes the late Queen and Princess Diana “would have wished” for them.
It is not clear whether the plans were actually set and exchanged privately or not. But the change is interesting given Page six reported last week that Meghan and Harry’s highly anticipated Netflix docu-series will be released on December 8. Neither Netflix nor Sussex have confirmed this, nor has Netflix spoken explicitly about the project.
If anything, the development signals that a public holiday reconciliation between the former Fab Four isn’t happening this season.
Things could get better, though. Meghan indicated this in her interview with Cut in late August, when she addresses her strained relationship with the royal family. “I think forgiveness is really important,” she said. “It takes a lot more energy not to forgive. But it takes a lot of effort to forgive. I really put in an active effort, especially knowing that I can say anything.” He then fell silent before saying, “I have a lot to say until I do. You like this? Sometimes, as they say, the silent part is still part of the song.”
Alyssa Bailey is senior news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees celebrity and royal coverage (especially Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at In style and Cosmopolitan. When she’s not working, she enjoys running through Central Park, getting people to #ootd her pictures, and exploring New York City.