Kate Middleton told Prince Harry she “felt like she’d lost a brother” after his shocking departure from the Royal Family, it has been claimed.

Harry and Meghan Markle announced they would be stepping back as senior royals back in January before settling down in Canada.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex came back to the UK earlier this month for their final public royal engagement, the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey.

They shared a brief greeting with Prince William and Kate, but didn’t appear to interact further.

However, the Duchess of Cambridge reportedly pulled Harry aside to tell him about the impact Megxit was having on her and Wills.

A royal insider told Woman’s Day New Zealand: “Kate knew it could be the final opportunity to air her feelings and she was incredibly emotional.

“Apparently, she fought back tears as she told them how their lack of communication and contact both before and after they moved to Canada had been devastating for them and how they felt completely shut out of their lives.

“Kate told Harry how she felt like she’d lost a brother too, and explained just how upset the children were, especially George and Charlotte, who desperately missed their uncle Harry and wanted to see their cousin.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex greeted Wills and Kate at Westminster Abbey for the Commonwealth Service on March 9 – their first public meeting since Megxit was announced two months ago.

Meghan mouthed “hi” and gave a small wave to William and Kate as the pair sat down, with Harry also smiling at his brother.

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Later on though, Harry appeared stern as he went through the church alongside a smiling Meghan.

Walking directly in front of them, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge seemed downcast as they followed The Queen down the aisle.

Before Harry and Meghan left for Canada, there were rumours of a rift between the two princes.

Last October, Harry admitted he and William were “on different paths” in a revelatory interview with ITV journalist Tom Bradby.

He said: “Part of this role, part of this job and this family being under the pressure it is under, inevitably stuff happens.

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“But look we are brothers, we will always be brothers.

“We are certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him and as I know he will always be there for me.

“We don’t see each other as much as we used to because we are so busy but I love him dearly.

"The majority of the stuff is created out of nothing but as brothers, you know, you have good days, you have bad days."

  • Meghan Markle
  • Prince Harry
  • Prince William
  • Royal Family
  • Kate Middleton Duchess Of Cambridge

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