Duchess Meghan is "at her wits' end" over her father Thomas Markle after he slammed her in a new interview.
The 36-year-old royal - who married Prince Harry in May - was devastated after her father slammed her in a new newspaper interview at the weekend and has turned to her sister-in-law Duchess Catherine, who has been a "pillar of support".
A source told Vanity Fair magazine: "Kate's well aware of what Meghan is going through. Her family has been dragged through the tabloids and she knows it's not nice. She's made a big effort to be kind to Meghan and look out for her.
"Kate's made a real effort to be kind to Meghan and to include her. They're quite different characters but they get along well."
And Duchess Catherine, who has three children with Harry's brother Prince William, has also tried to spend as much time with Meghan as possible.