Kate Middleton relied on a non-royal family member to help her through the fall-out from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s infamous Oprah interview, a royal expert has claimed.
Harry and Meghan sat down for a revealing chat with US host Oprah Winfrey earlier this year after leaving the Royal Family.
During the explosive conversation, the couple touched on reports that Meghan had made Kate cry during an argument with her future sister-in-law.
However, the Duchess of Sussex – who has consistently denied these claims – in fact, suggested during the interview that it was Kate who had made her cry but refused to go into detail about the events.
Now, royal commentator Neil Sean has claimed that unable to respond to these comments directly, the Duchess of Cambridge instead confided in a non-royal family member.
"The backlash from his [Prince William’s] younger brother really hit Kate hard… She was upset about the ongoing stories of ‘who made who cry’," Neil began, speaking on YouTube channel.
"You can imagine that when you can’t respond back to that sort of story it’s rather difficult because the story then gets legs and people decide to make their own judgements; was Kate a bad person, was she not?
"There was one person that she could truly turn, to and confide in, and be assured that it would go no further.
"The person that Kate in fact confided in to such a degree that he has become her rock, was none other than her brother James Middleton."
James is Kate’s younger brother, and he married Alizee Thevenet in an intimate ceremony in France this summer.
He is a businessman, and also works as an ambassador for the Pets as Therapy charity, largely avoiding intruding upon his sister’s royal lifestyle.
Neil continued: "It’s James apparently who Kate turned to in these troubled times because she liked his calm influence and of course his very sage advice.
"That’s not to say of course that she didn’t want to turn to her husband Prince William, but she knew that he already had quite a lot on his plate and didn’t want to burden him with more.
"The things that really upset Kate at this time were those outlandish claims allegedly made by the former royals Meghan and Harry in that interview with Oprah Winfrey.
"But Kate is a very forgiving person. If anything, she could be the person that could bring the whole family back together. But as we know, Harry and Meghan have no plans to cement anything going forwards."
Despite this, one royal commentator recently dismissed rumours of a falling-out and suggested that Wills and Kate might make the trip across the Atlantic to stay with the Sussexes to mark the Duchess of Cambridge’s 40th birthday in January.
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