Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle’s relationship has reportedly been strengthened due to a surprising reason.

After months of being pitted against each other, a royal expert said that the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex are in a much better place at the moment. This is because they have more in common.

Following their split, the two female royals have been afforded with more opportunity to be like a family. But prior to this, the world pressured Prince William and Prince Harry’s wives to become best friends.

But by the looks of it, things flowed naturally between the two moms after their households split. Middleton and Markle also became closer after the latter became a mom.

“They are part of this exclusive club for two – royal mums raising kids under this immense pressure under the spotlight. Kate has spoken often within her charity work on supporting young moms and she’s certainly equipped to help Meghan with this… They really share this bond nobody else can really relate to,” Erin Hill told Express.

Meanwhile, the mom of three and Prince Harry’s wife also silenced rumors of an alleged feud after they attended Wimbledon together. The two sat close to each other, and they were also joined by Middleton’s younger sister, Pippa Matthews. According to Hill, the royals’ recent outing was an amazing display of unity.

“We definitely saw a lot of sweet moments between the two of them – a lot of whispers and consoling when Meghan’s friend Serena lost. The royals don’t do anything by accident, this was deliberate positioning and it’s really just to show Meghan is part of the Royal Family, and she’s being welcomed in also by Kate’s sister,” Hill said.

Markle joined the royal family on May 19, 2018, after she wed Prince Harry at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Since then, she has been spotted out in public with Middleton a handful of times.

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle
Pictured: Markle and Middleton after attending the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on March 11, 2019 in London. Getty Images/Kirsty Wigglesworth