Meghan Markle said to be causing a 'rift' between Harry and William

Eliza Velk
Junior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

They’ve grown up incredibly close and even played the role of best man at each other’s weddings, but it seems things may not be so smooth between our royal princes, Harry and William, right now.

Harry and Meghan recently made the decision to move away from their neighbours William and Kate at Kensington Palace, and into a Windsor estate instead – and according to a friend of the royals, this may be due to a growing rift between the two couples.

A royal source has claimed there is a growing rift forming between the two couples, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and Prince William and Kate Middleton. Source: Getty

According to a palace source, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton aren’t as close as we thought, and it’s starting to cause tension between the two brothers.

“Kate and Meghan are very different people,” the source told the Daily Mail.

“They don’t really get on.”

Tension may be due to the fact Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle supposedly don’t get along. Source: Getty

The palace have just confirmed that Harry and Meghan are moving out to Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor Estate early next year as they prepare for the arrival of their first child. 

The new home at Frogmore (which is where they held their wedding reception) is said to need major work in order to be fit for Harry and Meghan, with plans said to include 10 bedrooms, a new nursery, a gym and a yoga studio.

Harry and Meghan have decided to their  Windsor Estate rather than be neighbours with Will and Kate. Source: Getty

Harry and Meghan currently live in a small cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace and always planned to upsize, but it was thought they would occupy another Kensington Palace unit the size of the one Kate and William live in.  

“The initial plan was for Harry and Meghan to move out of their cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace and into one of the main apartments,” a royal source told The Sun. 

“But there has been a bit of tension between the brothers,” the source continued.

The brothers are spending more time apart as they spend time focusing on their own families. Source: Getty

The decision to move also comes after reports Prince Harry and William would have separate courts in the future instead of using Kensington Palace as a joint office for both of them.

“The brothers have lent on each other and looked after each other since their mother died. But now they have their own families, they no longer rely on each other as before,” royal correspondent Roya Nikkah told The Sunday Times. 

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