Prince William approved Kate's mum's sudden interviews amid rift rumours with Meghan as he 'didn't want Middletons to be invisible'

The future king reportedly gave the OK to Carole Middleton giving two high profile interviews – a move that shocked many after her years of public silence.

It was today claimed the decision to allow the chats to go ahead was made before the claims of a rift between his wife Kate Middleton and his sister-in-law Meghan Markle.

The pair were said to have been involved in a "ghastly row", with tensions reportedly surfacing as early as last Christmas.

But a source told The Daily Mail: "Getting to know a bit more about his maternal mother-in-law, the future Queen's mother, might help dispel the public perception that royal in-laws should be invisible."

In the interviews, given to celebrate 30 years of the Middletons' business Party Pieces, the gran to Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte, spoke about her love of her family.

In an interview with The Telegraph, which took place close to the family home, Bucklebury Manor, Carole spoke about her children – Kate, Pippa and James.

"My biggest fear was that I’d lose my family, but we’ve stayed close," she revealed.

"In all these years, she hasn't put a foot wrong."

But another added: "Carole's decision to speak now, however coincidental, has only served to add to the intrigue."

The royal family has been recently met with speculation the Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Sussex had fallen out.

Pregnant Meghan and Prince Harry, 34, revealed they would be leaving the home they currently share with the Cambridges at Kensington Palace.

Other claims to have surfaced include that the Duchess of Sussex is unpopular with palace staff, with some branding her "dictatorial" and saying she emails them instructions as early as 5am.

Household staff were reportedly left astounded when she demanded air fresheners to fix the "musty" smell at St George's Chapel before her wedding, but Buckingham Palace officials said no.

And recently her assistant of just six months, Melissa Toubati, who played a "pivotal role in the success of the Royal Wedding", quit the job after "putting up with a lot".

Meghan and Kate are said to have fallen out as early as last Christmas when the former Suits star apparently suggested she did not feel entirely welcome with all members of the Royal Family.

Among the rumours, none of which have been confirmed, include Meghan causing Kate Middleton to cry after a bridesmaid fitting for her daughter Charlotte.

Prince Harry, 34, has also allegedly been throwing his weight around, angered that neither his brother, Prince William, or courtiers have been “rolling out the red carpet” for his bride.

Prince Charles is said to have tried to smooth things over with an invite to Anmer Hall – William and Kate’s country home – but it backfired and the couples reportedly had a “ghastly row”.

The Duchess of Sussex, 37, reportedly avoids reading about her apparent rift with Kate because "she believes in karma", a source has claimed.

Harry and Meghan are have decided to set up their home in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

The Queen has given them Frogmore Cottage, which is having a multi-million pound refit paid for by the taxpayer.

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