According to Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Formation of a Modern Royal Familyy (via the Daily mailMeghan Markle met Kate Middleton and Prince William in January 2017, just a day after Kate’s birthday. Given the circumstances, Meghan reportedly brought a gift for their first meeting. So what did the former do? To grab Actress gave her future sister-in-law? A “Smythson Soft Leather Notebook” that is said to “help break the ice.”
Meghan’s decision to buy something from the Smythson brand was a very thoughtful one as the royal family has been associated with the stationary business for over a century Evening standard.
In their interview with the BBC in November 2017, Prince Harry and Meghan discussed their introduction to each other’s families. Meghan said, “His family was so warm” and added, “The family has been wonderful and over the last year and a half we’ve just had a great time getting to know them and gradually helping me be a part of” Not “Only feeling the attitude, but also feeling part of the family, that was really something special. “
When asked specifically about Meghan’s meeting with William and Kate, Harry said, “William longed to meet [Meghan] and Catherine too, so you know that we, as our neighbors, managed to get that done in a few, well, a few times, and Catherine was absolutely … ‘Meghan filled in the word and said,’ Awesome. “
The relationship may not have stayed that great, but at least the beginning of the relationship between Meghan and Kate seemed positive.