"An ordinary woman is not going to get to become a princess," a palace insider tells PEOPLE
Since Meghan officially joined the royal family with her May wedding to Harry, there has been a shake up in its synergy. But many believe the shift was bound to happen.
“Wives do change the dynamic, and they both have very strong wives,” a palace insider tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “If you bring two independent-minded women from the real world into the royal world, they are going to want to have an impact.”
And if that means ruffling some feathers among the palace establishment? “Some feathers need to be ruffled.”
Rumors of tension between Meghan and Kate have recently dominated headlines, flared up by confirmation that Meghan and Harry will move out of Kensington Palace, where Kate and William live with their three children, next year. Both are focusing on their growing families: Meghan and Harry are expecting their first child this spring, while Kate and William welcomed Prince Louis in April.
“[The move] will be the best thing for all of them,” says a family friend. “Like Meghan and Kate, Harry and William have totally different roles. But the brothers will always come together because they are Diana’s sons.”