Although the Duchess of Sussex plans to honor fewer engagements, “Meghan remains determined and focused” on her duties, the source says, adding that “she’s still doing quite a lot behind the scenes.”
ET recently sat down with royal expert Katie Nicholl, who offered some insight on who Meghan is looking to for support and guidance as she embarks upon motherhood.
“Well, if Meghan is looking for advice when it comes to raising a royal baby then, of course, you know she doesn't have to look any further than Kate,” Nicholl noted. “That said, I don't think they have this sort of close relationship where Meghan is necessarily seeking advice from Kate.”
“I think the advice that Meghan has been taking has been from her close friends, Amal Clooney, Serena Williams, Jessica Mulroney,” she continued. “Of course, the friends she shared her baby shower with and certainly she has been talking to them about her plans.”
Nicholl also discussed how the arrival of Meghan and Harry’s baby will affect their charity work, particularly with William and Kate.
“Well, we'll see less of the fab four together,” she stated. “That is not to say we're not going to see William, Kate, Meghan and Harry doing engagements together. Of course, they are still part of the Royal Foundation, that's their charity forum. We will see them doing those things together. But I think we are increasingly going to see the Sussexes do their thing and the Cambridges doing their thing.”
She added: “And what I'm told through my sources at the palace, that each of them has their own niche. They have a very clear idea of what they want to do and the instructions from the top and, of course, that comes from Prince William at Kensington Palace, they don't want others treading.”
“I understand that both of them have sort of agreed that, for the sake of appearances, they really want it to look as if they get [along],” Nicholl told ET. “They both realize that the idea of a feud, you know, a royal catfight between two duchesses doesn’t help any of them.”
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