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Kensington Palace has a rare statement about a recent alleged spat between Meghan Markle, and Kate Middleton. A spokesman for the Palace denied the claim saying, ” This never happened.’
Meghan Markle is stirring headlines in recent weeks for reportedly feuding with Kate Middleton, her sister-in-law. Royal experts consulted by Fox News believe that the reports may be true — to a certain extent.
The first signs of distress came in November, after The Telegraph reported that Markle, 37, made Middleton, 36, crying about an argument with bridesmaid dresses for the former “Suits” star of the wedding of the british Prince Harry, 34. The American actress said: “I do,” Harry in a televised wedding ceremony in May of this year.
The alleged tension between the two duchesses is widely rumored as the reason behind the announcement of Markle and Harry move out of London, Kensington Palace, where Middleton lives with her husband and Harry’s older brother, Prince William, 36.
Royal expert Leslie Carroll, who recently published a book with the title “American Princess: The love story of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry,” told Fox News that while she doesn’t believe there is an ongoing war between Markle and Middleton, she is not surprised that the two women collide at times.
Meghan Markle, and Kate Middleton, shown here in September.
“I think they are very different women,” says Carroll. “They seem to be good as professionals, if two duchesses who are going to work together on charitable things. But they have very different personalities. Kate is, of course, very British. She is very reserved and quiet. They are going to be the future queen, so she does everything she is supposed to do. And in this whirlwind of an American who is ambitious and has a social conscience.”
Carroll pointed out that at the time of the alleged bridesmaid dresses incident, Middleton was still recovering from the birth of her third child, Prince Louis, April 23. Therefore, they would naturally have been in an emotional state, while Markle was an attempt to navigate her new life in the run-up to the royal wedding.
“Kate was postpartum at that time,” said Carroll. “She is hormonal and sensitive. And the first thing someone has ever said about Meghan was how good she was. Her sorority sisters, her former teachers — the first word that came to someone of the spirit ‘.’ So the fact that Meghan was not of a nature implies other things that were going on… They had so much on her plate, it would not be surprising if she did snap.”
Ingrid Seward, the editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, is the coverage of the royal family since the 1980s and wrote more than 20 books on the subject. Her latest book, “My Husband and I,” analyzes the marriage of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. They said that they agreed with Carroll’s analysis.
Meghan Markle, and Kate parts of words at the foundation forum.
“People forget Meghan is a LA girl,” said Seward. “It’s very different for her suddenly to come here and marry into the royal family. It is very, very difficult. I think Meghan thought she had an ally in Kate. But everything happened so quickly. Kate is pregnant and sick. And then she had a new baby. So she was not able to give Meghan the attention they expected. And I think that if things start to sour.”
“I am afraid there is [some] truth in these stories,” added Seward. “I don’t think it’s as much of a rivalry as much as these are two very different women, who must not only be the best of friends. Why would they?”
Both experts agree that Markle and Harry’s plans to live in Course Cottage also has nothing to do with a so-called feud rocking the monarchy. They shared Harry has always yearned to leave London for a quieter, more private pastures.
“I don’t think Harry move has something to do about a fall-out with his brother,” said Seward. “Kensington Palace has a large enclave. It is like a village. And Harry always felt very restrictive that live there. He has said. And I think he wanted to not in the vicinity of Kensington Palace and the royals there. Maybe he is not with his brother as he, but families are like that. You don’t have to deal with your brother or sister all the time.”
The british Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex greet well-wishers during their visit to the Chichester, south east England, Oct. 3, 2018.
Carroll said the move makes perfect sense for Markle and Harry, who are expecting their first child in the spring.
“They really want to be out of the public,” said Carroll. “Harry has always had the feeling that he could not protect his mother Princess Diana from the paparazzi, so he tries to do for Meghan.”
The intensive scrutiny of the surrounding Markle, both royal experts say, is partly due to her father’s side of the family often speak to the press. Markle’s half-sister Samantha Markle, in particular, has in the public criticism on her famous brother or sister on social media, urging the royal has made zero attempts to reach their father.
Carroll shared that while the palace is known for ignoring the tabloids, this will not stop Markle’s family to speak.
Thomas Markle, left, and Meghan Markle.
“I think it would be nice if Meghan has to reach out to her father and have a quiet sit-down somewhere that this is not the palace and introduce him to his grandchild,” Samantha Markle recently said.
Seward said that the lack of communication between Markle and her father, 74-year-old Thomas Markle, who is conspicuously absent on her wedding day, has only fuelled more speculation, fight back all attempts of the palace to remain silent.
“I feel sorry for Meghan,” she said. “And I think the British people find it very difficult to understand that they have no contact with her father. I think they also find it difficult to understand that she and Harry didn’t even go to meet the father before they are engaged. I think the problems are going to get there. Before any of these problems surfaced, why didn’t they go over there or let him come here, let him feel welcome, as you would with an in-law? Especially when it reflects poorly on Meghan and Harry. No one comes out a winner in this situation.
‘Do not forget that the father did not speak with the media in the first instance. He remained very quiet… So he was not in error. Had they taken the trouble to visit him, these problems may not have risen. He’s never met Harry, that is very strange. I don’t understand it,” said Seward.
Prince Charles with Meghan Markle
Despite the negative publicity Markle has received, Carroll noted she has an ally in Prince Charles, Harry’s father. The 70-year-old, who is the next in line for the throne, ran Markle to the altar on her wedding day after her own father was not able to make it, after he, allegedly, needed heart surgery.
“Prince Charles said Meghan was the best thing that ever happened, Harry,” said Carroll. “Who would have thought Charles had this warm and fuzzy side to him? He received a framed photographed of him walking Meghan down the aisle. Of course, he loves strong women. That is the Camilla factor, the strong woman in his life.”
Both royal experts say that the current reports of a rivalry between Markle and Middleton will eventually fade as the press focuses on the next hot gossip. However, both warn of the intense scrutiny of the surrounding Markle will only increase once she gives birth next year.
“The reason why we are obsessed with the royal family is that it is a 1000-year-old soap opera,” says Carroll.