As pregnant Duchess Meghan Markle defies the monarchy, she may find that she needs new friends.
It turns out that she won't have to look far, because Kim Kardashian is reportedly angling to befriend her.
Kim believes that the way to worm her way into Meghan's life is by finding the perfect royal baby present.
Heat magazine reports that Kim Kardashian has concocted a scheme to become besties with the Duchess of Sussex.
"Meghan’s baby isn’t even born yet," an insider points out.
That's true -- Meghan Markle is due some time in April.
"But," the source says. "Kim is already brainstorming an OTT present."
In this context, OTT stands for over the top.
"Which she hopes," the insider elaborates. "Will seal her long-held ambition."
Apparently, the source says, it has been Kim's fondest wish "to make Meg a friend."
"Money is no object," Kim has reportedly said on the subject.
Well, that's more or less a given when it comes to Kim, who is wealthy even by her very rich family's impressive standards.
"The arrival of the royal baby will be a perfect time for her to remind Meghan and Harry that she and Kanye are thoughtful people," the insider says.
Well, Kim is very thoughtful. Kanye is ... complicated.
"And, the source notes. "She’s looking to stand out from all the other celebrities."
According to the insider, Kim wants to draw attention to herself "with something truly impressive.”
No, she is not referring to her butt.
Apparently, Kim is going above and beyond as she tries to choose the most perfect royal baby gift.
“She’s been getting her people to research everything," the source reports.
The insider says that they are pouring over possibilities "from diamond baby jewelry to crystal nursery decor."
That sounds a little gaudy, but ... we've all seen the royal aesthetic. It was conceived before taste was invented.
"Kim is convinced she and Meghan will be best friends one day," the source claims.
That said, Kim has zero expectations that Meghan Markle is just going to wake up one day and want to hang out with Kim nonstop.
"It’s very much a long-term project," the insider explains.
"And," the source continues. "She’s chipping away."
The insider says that Kim is looking for ways "to impress her when the opportunities arise."
So, basically, this is like any seduction, just with a much higher budget.
We can understand Kim's alleged process here.
Most of us have been there, even if we weren't conscious of it when we were doing it.
It's not uncommon for people to deliberately make friends with someone who is super popular -- or to try to make friends.
Kim just has unlimited resources at her disposal while she tries to strategize.
But will her wealth and fame be enough to impress her way into Meghan's inner circle?
That is a very tall order, these days.
Meghan probably knows how to spot fake friends and inauthentic "new friends" a mile away.
She'd have to, given what her life is like these days.
But is this report about Kim's ever-growing ambitions true?
We ... do not know.
While it is easy to imagine that anyone might want to befriend Duchess Meghan, this report is entirely unconfirmed.
We'll take it with a grain of salt.
And if it's true ... well, maybe we'll actually feel sorry for Jonathan Cheban for being replaced.