Kate Middleton has subtly dismissed claims of a feud with her sister-in-law Meghan Markle.
During an appearance at Leicester University with her husband Prince William on Wednesday, the Duchess of Cambridge greeted crowds and was asked by members of the public about the impending arrival of the new royal baby.
Kate brushes off feud rumours
The 36-year-old was asked if she was excited about the Duchess of Sussex and her new baby, but it was her reply which has brushed off rumours of a feud.
“Yes, absolutely, no it’s such a special time to have all kiddies,” Kate replied, according to the Daily Mail. “And a cousin for George and Charlotte as well, and Louis.
“So it will be really special.”
Being the doting mother she is, Kate reportedly also gushed about the “big boy” seven-month-old Louis was becoming.
Earlier this week, a report emerged that the unease between Meghan and Kate was the reason for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s move to Windsor early next year.
“Kate and Meghan are very different people. They don’t really get on,” a source told the Daily Mail.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moving to Windsor
The rumours come after Meghan, 37, and Harry, 34, announced they are moving to Frogmore Cottage, on the Windsor Castle estate.
Until now, the Sussexes have lived in Nottingham Cottage – a two-bedroom house in the grounds of Kensington Palace, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also live.
But there’s little evidence to support the claims the two women “don’t get on”, royal biographer Duncan Larcombe tells Yahoo UK.
“It would be a real shame to Harry and William if their wives don’t get on, but it’s quite a big leap of speculation,” says Duncan.
“There is no particular incident or occasion where they didn’t get on,” he says. “It is a very broad claim to be making, and is likely just gossip from palace staff.”
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