Kate Middleton has reportedly become a "pillar of support" for her sister-in-law Meghan Markle as she adjusts to royal life.
The early days of Meghan's foray into the British royal family have been tarnished by her father Thomas Markle's regular tabloid interviews in which he regularly criticises his daughter and her new in-laws.
In spite of their personality differences, the Duchess of Cambridge (36) is said to be making an effort to "be kind" to her as their friendship grows.
"Meghan is at her wits’ end over this," a source told Vanity Fair.
"Kate’s made a real effort to be kind to Meghan (36) and to include her. They’re quite different characters but they get along well."
In an interview with the Mail on Sunday, which took place over the course of nine hours, former lighting director Thomas said: "I tell you, I've just about reached my limit with Meghan and the royal family. They want me to be silent, they want me to just go away. But I won't be silenced.
"I refuse to stay quiet. What riles me is Meghan's sense of superiority. She'd be nothing without me. I made her the Duchess she is today. Everything that Meghan is, I made her."