In a rare move, Buckingham Palace denied the ongoing rumors about the alleged feud between Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.
Dan Wootton of The Sun reported that according to multiple sources, the Duchess of Cambridge “slapped down” the Duchess of Sussex and told her “not to berate” members of Kate’s team at Kensington Palace. In the report, Wootton wrote that one “Royal” source said Kate told Meghan that’s “unacceptable, they’re my staff and I speak to them.” The incident allegedly happened before Meghan’s wedding last May and their relationship has turned sour ever since.
Buckingham Palace was quick to rebut and counter this claim when it told The Mirror that “This never happened.” The Palace issued the statement only hours after Vanity Fair released reported that Meghan is aware of such stories about her and she thinks that she is being targeted in a smear campaign by some U.K. news outlets.
I will never forget this moment! William telling Kate to move over so that Harry and Meghan can shine! Will is such a trooper! He stans The Sussexes. pic.twitter.com/uKN9Zo5pqk
— Amanda The Godmother (@Royal_Realness) November 25, 2018
Vanity Fair’s royal correspondent Katie Nicholl said that according to a source, Meghan 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.”
Unlike her husband Prince Harry, Meghan tries to avoid all these negativity to safeguard her mental health. She is a strong believer of karma and she doesn’t want to spend time reading negative stories and comments about her.
In a past interview with Vanity Fair last fall, Meghan said she doesn’t read news about her. Meghan said, “I don’t read any press. I haven’t even read press for Suits. The people who are close to me anchor me in knowing who I am. The rest is noise.”
Kate also issued a statement denying the reports of a feud between her and Meghan. When asked about Meghan’s pregnancy, she responded that she’s “absolutely” excited about it. “It’s such a special time to have all the kiddies and a cousin for George and Charlotte as well as Louis so it’ll be really special,” she said.