It's been over a month since Meghan Markle married Prince Harry, and by all accounts, she's adjusting to her new lifestyle quite nicely.
And it seems she's doing so without any assistance from the only person on the planet who can truly identify with her situation.
Yes, there was a time when Kate Middleton showed Meghan Markle how to dress for official engagements and otherwise helped to prepare her for life as a royal.
But now, it seems those days are done.
At least that's the dubious claim being made by the gossip site Closer Weekly.
The site claims that shortly after the wedding, Kate stopped viewing Meghan as a friend in need of advice, and started looking at her as an adversary.
“Meghan learned everything from Kate. But since the wedding, Kate feels like Meghan has barely made any effort with her and is more interested in impressing [Queen Elizabeth],” a source claims.
“In all fairness, Meghan has been busy. But Kate feels like she’s put a lot of effort into their friendship and hasn’t gotten much in return."
Yes, according to the informant, Kate feels that she and Meghan are in direct competition for the Queen's affection.
And it's for that reason that Kate has stopped offering guidance to her former friend.
“She’s a nice person and doesn’t want to see Meghan fall flat on her face, but at the same time she’s cut back on giving her advice,” the insider reports.
The source claims the feud was apparent to royal-watchers during the recent Trooping the Color event.
Meghan was "dress-shamed" for wearing a shoulder-baring ensemble that many traditionalists felt was inappropriate.
Those who claim to know the family best say there was a time when Kate would have warned Meghan about the criticism she was soon to receive.
Now, it seems those days are done.
“She could have saved Meghan from embarrassment. But she didn’t say anything,” the source claims.
If that's true, that's some Regina George-level passive-aggressiveness from Kate, and we applaud her for it.
One insider says the real issue isn't that Kate is worried about losing her spot as the Queen's favorite, but rather that she feels betrayed by Meghan, whom she had previously thought of as one of her best friends.
These days, the source claims, Kate and Meg are "barely on speaking terms" and the entire royal family can feel the tension.
"Kate feels left out. [Kate] spent years working on her image as 'the perfect royal,' and Meghan is stealing her thunder," the tipster claims.
"The popularity contest has caused a lot of friction at the palace."
The source adds:
"Since marrying into royal life, Kate no longer has many friends. She really relied on Meghan as a pal and feels utterly betrayed and dropped by her [best friend].
"She hasn’t confronted Meghan yet, but Meghan can sense something is up. Meghan has gone through enough petty drama with her family. She doesn’t need it from her friends."
But hey, at least Meg's royal life isn't as boring as it appears from the outside!