It seems Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle won’t be hugging anytime soon.
A pal of the Princess of Wales, 40, has clapped back at claims made by Markle, 41, in her new Netflix documentary that she was surprised by the royals’ formality behind closed doors.
“Kate is a big hug,” the unidentified friend said in an interview with People on Wednesday, refuting the former Suits star’s claim. “She is warm and friendly and greets everyone with a big hug and kiss. It is natural for them to be like that.”
It contrasts with the description of Markle’s first meeting with Middleton, which she recalled on last week’s Harry & Meghan.
The Moneticito-based podcaster said she was in “ripped jeans and barefoot” when Middleton and her husband, Prince William, stopped by for dinner.
“Like I’ve been a hugger, always been a hugger. I didn’t realize it was really irritating to a lot of Brits,” Markle claimed, hinting that she received a frosty reception from the future King and Queen.
“I think I would understand very quickly that the formality is being carried out from the outside in,” she continued. “There’s a forward-thinking way of being, and then you close the door and relax now. But this formality carries over to both sides. And that surprised me.”
“Harry & Meghan” — an attempt by Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, to tell their version of the events that led to “Megxit” — has been blasted by many prominent US media outlets in recent days.
On Monday, Megyn Kelly blasted the first three episodes of the Netflix series on her SiriusXM podcast, describing them as “three hours I’ll never get back” and a “boring, endless waste of time.”
She also aimed squarely at Markle, saying Prince Harry needed “a real psychotherapist” and “not a whiny, bright, annoying wife.”
Also on Monday, Howard Stern said the former royal couple “acted like such whiny bitches” on the show.
Meanwhile, several former British politicians have also spoken out following the release of Harry & Meghan, warning the couple not to attend King Charles’ upcoming coronation.
“They make money selling their family downriver. I think it should be made clear that the British people don’t want them there,” said former Cabinet Secretary David Mellor.
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