Recent rumors about a rift between Kate and Meghan became so loud that a Royal spokesperson was forced to officially deny them.
An inflammatory article by the Sun's showbiz correspondent went viral this week. The piece reported claims from Royal insiders that the Duchess of Cambridge told Meghan not to berate members of her team at Kensington Palace.
Another Sun article claimed that Meghan made Kate cry over her strict demands for Princess Charlotte's flower-girl dress. The rumor mill then went into further overdrive when it was announced days later that the former Suits actress' PA Melissa Touabti had resigned after just six months on the job.
Kate talking about Meghan and her new baby! Says she's happy for Meghan and to have a cousin for George,charlotte and Louis is special! So cute 😩💗 pic.twitter.com/sSOFH5EoHe— aya (@androyaIty) November 28, 2018
To add fuel to the fire, it was also revealed that Meghan and Prince Harry were moving out of Nottingham Cottage (at Kensington Palace) which they share with Kate and Prince William and instead relocating to Frogmore Cottage in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
With so many allegations floating in the ether, Buckingham Palace has been forced to deny claims of a row between the two sisters-in-law.
Can We Please Stop Trying to Create a Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Feud? https://t.co/NgLR8Jl5Yt— O The Oprah Magazine (@oprahmagazine) November 27, 2018
Referring to the Sun's report that Meghan spoke rudely to Royal staff and that Kate told Meghan, "That’s unacceptable, they’re my staff and I speak to them”, the Palace took the unusual step of speaking out. "This never happened" a spokesperson told the Mirror.
By the sounds of things, Meghan is doing just fine. After all, British tabloids ran incessant stories about her father Thomas in the lead-up to the wedding, and Prince Harry even released a statement about her treatment in the media during the early days of their courtship.
The statement issued by the Palace communications team read, "His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment. Some of this has been very public - the smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments."
"It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm. He knows commentators will say this is ‘the price she has to pay’ and that ‘this is all part of the game’. He strongly disagrees. This is not a game - it is her life and his," the statement continued.
According to Vanity Fair’s Katie Nicholl, a source said that Meghan is "refusing to let it get to her".
"Meghan is a believer in karma and she doesn't want to sit there reading negative online stories and comments about herself," the source told the glossy magazine. "She feels to a degree the British press is out to get her and while she's aware of the news and what's going on, she tries her best not to read all the stories about her."
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