Video: Tense Moment Between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton

An old video of an awkward moment between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton is making the rounds on the internet

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An old video of an awkward moment between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton is making the rounds on the internet this week. The video was captured at the funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth. And it shows just how tense things had gotten between Prince Harry and Meghan and their London cohorts, Prince William and Kate Middleton. Here’s what happened as the video makes its way across the internet again this week.

Meghan And Kate’s Relationship Is in Question

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Meghan Markle and her sister-in-law Kate Middleton have never been the best of friends. Not only do they come from very different worlds, but they seem to have very different values and life goals. While Meghan is more focused on her core family and making fulfilling decisions, Kate is laser-focused on discharging her duty as a royal Princess.

They both love their families and have made decisions they likely feel are the best they could. But their lives no longer run in parallel, and that has been evident over the past few years. In 2020, Harry and Meghan stepped down from their royal duties. That likely would have simply remained a friction between the Montecito and London royals. But things exploded after Harry and Meghan gave a tell-all interview with Oprah that accused royal family members of racism and mistreatment of Meghan and her role in the royal family.

Things escalated again after Harry released his memoir, Spare. Tensions between Meghan and Kate went from cool to downright cold. Now, it’s unclear exactly how their relationship stands. But royal experts have suggested that Kate is “done” with Meghan and Harry. And has no desire to mend fences, for now.

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That may be why the internet is having so much fun pointing to an awkward exchange between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton.

The pair attended Queen Elizabeth’s funeral alongside their husbands. As Meghan was trying to get to her seat, she reached out to tap Kate’s hand. Kate seemed to quickly pull her hand away and step to the side. Only her side profile is visible as Meghan and Harry make their way to their seats. Nonetheless, the stiff set of her shoulders and clenched jaw suggest more emotions than the stoic royal is willing to show.

The clip has been making the rounds on the internet and is viral again this week. People watching it have pointed out that it appears Kate doesn’t want to be touched by her American counterpart. They called the exchange “awkward” and “tense.”

A new video ad starring Meghan had people hopeful that the two could make nice after Meghan seemed to give a nod to Kate. She was wearing a shirt that she once wore to a pleasant afternoon at Wimbledon with Kate in the now-distant past. Yet clips like this show just how far the gulf has widened between them. They have a long road ahead if amends are to be made.