Ever since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they would be moving out of Kensington Palace, rumours of a rift between the fab four – in particular Kate and Meghan – have been rife.
Whether it’s Prince Harry and William supposedly having a falling out over Meghan, or Kate left in tears after a dress fitting ahead of Meghan’s wedding, the rumour mill has been spinning.
So much so, that in a very rare move the palace itself has issued a statement to the media.
It was the report by The Sun, claiming that Kate chastised Meghan after she “spoke rudely” to royal staff, which seems to have been the final straw.
“This never happened,” the palace said, responding to The Mirror UK.
It might not be a long statement but the fact the palace felt the need to make it at all suggests the royals are growing tired of the negative press.
The last time the palace issued any kind of statement about media reports was when Harry and Meghan were first romantically linked and the UK press had a field day.
It prompted Kensington Palace to issue a statement defending Meghan on Harry’s behalf.
Interestingly, the palace has not done the same thing in response to negative press generated by Meghan’s father, half brother and half sister, the latter of whom in particular, is regularly speaking to the media.
The palace’s statement comes after Kate Middleton herself subtly dismissed claims of a feud with her sister-in-law Meghan during an appearance at Leicester University with her husband Prince William last week.
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.”
Hunting for the source
With multiple stories about the leading ladies ‘coming to blows’ constantly hitting the headlines, it also seems palace officials are desperate to find whoever is leaking this private information.
As a result, they’ve apparently launched a “mole hunt” to find the royal aide who has gone rogue.
Despite all of the recent rumours and reports, there’s little evidence to support the claims Kate and Meghan “don’t get on”, royal biographer Duncan Larcombe told 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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