In March 2017, Prince Harry brought Meghan to meet Prince William and Kate for lunch at Norfolk. It was the first time Kate and Meghan got to know each other well. Before the lunch, the two had bumped into each other several times while at Kensington Palace but only made small talk.
Sources said Kate welcomed Meghan with open arms. The media would continue publishing several reports about their friendship. Kate considered Meghan a “breath of fresh air,” while Meghan saw the Duchess as a friend, helping her navigate this very different world.
Her “Controversial” Fashion Choices
When one joins the royal family, they are given a long list of dos and don'ts, and many of those don'ts are regarding the clothes one must never be seen in. Some of Kate’s most controversial moments have involved fashion. Who else remembers the time when she wore wedges (gasp!)?
Kate created a stir within the royal household when she wore wedges while on a royal visit to a cider farm. Everyone, including the fashion police, found nothing wrong with her look. But the Queen wasn’t a big fan of wedges. Since then, Kate allegedly began wearing them only to events where the Queen wasn’t present.
Kate And Meghan Markle
In January 2017, Kate and Meghan met at a gathering in Kensington Palace. Meghan and Harry had been dating for over six months then, but the relationship was growing serious. By all accounts, the first meeting between them went well. Meghan visited a day after Kate’s birthday, and she came bearing a gift.
She gave the Duchess a Smythson notebook - a heartfelt gesture that Kate appreciated. Meghan had already met Prince William two months before meeting Kate. Since then, the two have been on a rollercoaster of a relationship, not being each other's favorite cup of tea.
The Family Moves Back To London
After a few blissful years in the country, the couple announced in 2017 that they were officially moving back to London and Kensington Palace. They planned on major renovations, with plans to build an enormous basement extension to the property. Kate and Prince William soon settled back into London life.
The couple remained busy with family and official engagements, but they made it a point to enjoy some downtime. Their favorite ways to unwind were ordering takeout curry and watching "Game of Thrones" and "Homeland" once the kids were asleep. Sounds very familiar, we must say.
Prince Louis' Birth
On September 4, 2017, Kate and Prince William announced they were expecting baby number 3. The royal statement was similar to the previous two pregnancies – the family was delighted, but Kate suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum. On April 23, 2018, Prince Louis was born in the same hospital wing as his older siblings.
Supermom Kate presented her new baby to the world just seven hours after giving birth. The little prince was born a few weeks before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. Could you imagine baby Louis hanging in there briefly and stealing Meghan's thunder?