The royal fab four will reportedly not be spending Christmas together

Olivia Morris
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been dubbed the “royal fab four”, the foursome reportedly won’t be spending Christmas together.

The report has emerged amidst claims Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton are feuding.

The Cambridges are “likely” to spend Christmas with Kate’s family at her parents house, Bucklebury Manor, in Berkshire, England, according to The Mail on Sunday.

Claims have emerged the Sussexes and the Cambridges will spend Christmas apart. Source: Getty

Meanwhile Prince Harry and his pregnant wife Meghan will reportedly be a three-hour drive away at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, to spend Christmas with the Queen and the rest of the royal family.

Kate and Meghan ‘rift’

Last week, claims surfaced there was a rift between Meghan and Kate. 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 came about 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 Cambridges also live.

The ‘royal fab four’ will no longer be living at Kensington Palace together at the beginning of next year. Source: Getty

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.”

Kate brushes off feud rumours

Even Kate brushed off the feud claims last week, revealing she was extremely excited for her three children to have a little cousin.

During an appearance at Leicester University with her husband Prince William, the Duchess greeted crowds and was asked by members of the public about the impending arrival of the new royal baby.

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.

Kate Middleton has subtly dismissed rumours she is feuding with sister-in-law Meghan Markle. Source: Getty

“Yes, absolutely, no it’s such a special time to have all kiddies,” Kate replied. “And a cousin for George and Charlotte as well, and Louis.

“So it will be really special.”

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