They are believed to consider themselves “cool professionals” amid a reported breakup between their husbands, and have not seen each other in person since March.
But sisters-in-law Kate Middleton, 38, and Meghan Markle, 39, could come face to face at Brooklyn Beckham’s wedding to American actress and heiress Nicola Peltz, according to the Mirror.
The royals were both invited by their mutual friend and mother of the groom, Victoria Beckham – despite “fears that a reunion would distract from her son’s big day,” a source said.
Prince William and Prince Harry are also on the guest list, but Meghan and Kate are believed to be more likely to attend than their ‘warring’ husbands, with the two duchesses being close to the fashion designer, reported 9Honey.
Sisters-in-law Kate Middleton, 38, and Meghan Markle (pictured together in March), 39, could come face to face at Brooklyn Beckham’s wedding to American actress and heiress Nicola Peltz, according to the Mirror
Brooklyn and Nicola (pictured in their engagement photos) have postponed their wedding to 2022 in hopes the pandemic won’t ruin any plans
A source told the Mirror: ‘Vic helped Meghan move to Los Angeles and Meghan helped promote Victoria’s fashion line.
But Vic was worried about inviting Meghan and Harry alongside Kate and William to the wedding.
“She’s not only worried about how they might all feel about being pushed together, but also how the attention will undoubtedly be diverted from Brooklyn and Nicola. “
The source added that Victoria’s football star husband David urged her not to stress and suggested the royals will know how to handle the situation.
MailOnline has reached out to representatives for Victoria Beckham for comment.
Brooklyn, 21, has postponed her wedding until 2022 in the hopes the pandemic won’t ruin any plans, with the photographer hoping to host two events.
The royals were both invited by their mutual friend and mother of the groom, Victoria Beckham (pictured with her husband David at Meghan and Prince Harry’s wedding in 2018)
The couple, who announced their engagement in July, want celebrations in Florida and the Cotswolds to support their two families. Nicola, 25, is the daughter of American tycoon Nelson Peltz.
Victoria and David were among the guests at Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding in 2018, and also appeared at Kate and William’s nuptials in 2011.
The last public engagement of the Sussexes and Cambridges was during the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in March.
They barely appeared to speak to each other during the event, which marked the start of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s removal from royal duties and the United States as their permanent home.
Since then, there have been reports of a rift between the princes, with a royal expert recently suggesting that the fractured relationship between them will ‘never’ be mended, unless they part ways with their wives.
Prince William and Prince Harry (pictured together in 2018) are also included on the guest list, but Meghan and Kate are believed to be more likely to attend than their ‘conflicted’ husbands
Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, told Mirror’s Pod Save The Queen that she fears the damage to the brothers’ relationship is irreparable, following the Duke of Sussex’s decision to move away from royal life with his wife Meghan.
Seward, who has been following the tribes of the royal family for decades, said she thought a “terrible tragedy” alone would be enough to bring the brothers back to the level of closeness they once shared.
She said: “I rather doubt that they will ever go back to what they were. I really don’t think so. I think it’s probably a broken relationship.
“I think if anything happened to Catherine or Meghan the boys would be together again. But as long as their ladies are there and their families are there …
“If there was a terrible tragedy it would bring them together, but otherwise I don’t think this relationship will be mended. But this is a really personal point of view and I may not be right.
Meanwhile, Robert Lacey – a prominent royal historian and adviser to The Crown television – has claimed that Meghan and Kate see themselves as ‘cool professionals’.
He told the Daily Mail: “Meghan and Kate got along pretty well from the start. They might not be best friends, but they found each other, sisters-strangers in their extraordinary royal position, and both super professionals, treating each other with mutual respect.
“Everyone was far too smart to be the enemy of a future sister-in-law – it only made sense to be friends.
“The fundamental conflict was between the two men who had known each other their entire lives and had never hesitated to tell each other exactly what they thought and felt.