It's hard to imagine that anyone could possibly do more with a single year of their life than what Meghan Markle has accomplished in the past 12 months.
But despite all that she's achieved, it was often Meghan's feud with Kate Middleton that dominated tabloid headlines.
Yes, for as long as she's been a Royal, Meghan's allegedly strained relationship with Kate has been a favorite subject of the media.
Even after new revelations indicated that it was a feud between Harry and William that caused the women to behave coolly toward one another in public, certain media outlets couldn't resist the "catfighting duchesses" narrative.
In recent weeks, however, there's been a shift not only in Meg and Kate's behavior toward one another, but also in the way the press has been covering their relationship.
Kate and Meghan attended Wimbledon together last week, and it was hard not to notice the signs that the two of them had seemed to be enjoying an almost-sisterly bond.
Now, the renewed friendship between the "princess moms" is the subject of a People magazine cover story.
“There is a sense of [Meghan and Kate’s] relationship strengthening,” says a source close to the situation.
The source says that the duchesses “were genuine and sweet together,” while watching Meghan’s friend Serena Williams compete.
When Williams lost her match, “Kate put her hand out and rubbed Meghan’s back to console her,” the insider recalls.
“It illustrated a warm relationship between these women who have young babies and are in similar situations in their lives,” royal expert Victoria Arbiter told People.
“Coming from different backgrounds, I think, they have more the makings of a team than people imagined,” says author and historian Robert Lacey.
"And they have a common interest as partners to these two men who are so crucial to the monarchy, along with their children.”
People's source confirms that the duchesses have become much closer in the months since Meghan welcomed her first child.
“They’re each a little more relaxed,” says the insider.
“They have more in common now.”
Ironically, Kate and Harry's decision to move out of Kensington Palace apparently brought the couple closer to Will and Kate.
The source claims distancing themselves from the living space they once shared has allowed the Fab Four “them more time to be like family," rather than colleagues.
Whatever the case, we much prefer this narrative to the one in which Kate and Meg are forever at one another's throats -- and we're sure we're not alone!