KEY POINTS

  • Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are working on their relationship for the sake of their family, a report says
  • The two duchesses reportedly are getting along really well and have been in touch more often
  • They reportedly made amends and put the bridesmaid dress incident behind them after their interview with Oprah Winfrey

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle's relationship has improved, more than a year after the Duchess of Sussex and husband Prince Harry quit royal duties, a report says.

After a rocky year, which included Markle and Prince Harry making explosive revelations about the royal family in a sit-down with Oprah Winfrey, an unnamed source told Us Weekly that Middleton and her sister-in-law "are actually getting along really well and have been in touch more often."

According to the insider, the two duchesses have put their differences aside for the sake of their family.

"Meghan and Kate’s relationship was never that close," the source explained. "And now they’re closer than ever and working on their relationship for the sake of the family."

This came months after Markle told Winfrey in their bombshell CBS interview that despite reports claiming the opposite, it was Middleton who made her cry in the days leading up to her and Prince Harry's 2018 royal wedding.

"The narrative with Kate, it didn't happen," Markle said during the March sit-down. "A few days before the wedding she was upset about flower girl dresses and it made me cry. It really hurt my feelings."

Markle made it clear that following the incident, Middleton "owned it" and apologized to her by sending her flowers and a note. The former "Suits" star also insisted that Middleton is a good person and urged fans not to pit them against each other.

"So much of what I have seen play out is this idea of polarity," Markle said in the interview. "If you love me, you don’t have to hate her. And if you love her, you don’t need to hate me."

Months after her and Prince Harry's much-talked-about chat with Winfrey, an unnamed source told Us Weekly that the two duchesses had made amends and put the bridesmaid dress incident behind them.

"The bridesmaids dress incident took place so long ago and [it] feels pointless to hold onto the anger," the source explained. "It's wasted energy. They've called a truce."

The insider also shared that the Duchess of Cambridge sent her sister-in-law a gift when she and Prince Harry welcomed their second child, daughter Lilibet Diana, on June 4 and that they've since been exchanging text messages.

"The birth of Lili has brought Kate and Meghan closer together," the source shared to the outlet. "They've bonded over both having daughters and can’t wait for all the cousins to meet."

Meanwhile, Markle is keeping busy with her new projects, an animated series with Netflix tentatively titled "Pearl" and her initiative 40x40, which she announced on her birthday last week. For the campaign, she asked 40 of her celebrity friends to spare 40 minutes of their time to mentor women who are reentering the workforce.

Middleton was not among the participants announced for the project, but royal correspondent Mikhaila Friel recently suggested that she could still show her support for Markle's initiative in her own way down the line.

Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle's catfights would have been epic according to a spoof photographer. Pictured: Middleton, Markle service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2018 in King's Lynn, England. Getty Images/Stephen Pond
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