Rumors are already circulating between the Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Markle during the marriage of the former actress to Prince Harry two years ago in May 2018.
Then the Bible Tatler claimed that the spit was central to whether Princess Charlotte and the other young bridesmaids should wear tights.
In a profile from Kate, 38, titled Catherine the Great, it quotes an unnamed friend claiming that she wanted to follow the ‘protocol,’ where the bridesmaids, including Charlotte, and then three, wore tights – but Meghan wasn’t there agree.
Photos from the wedding at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, appear to show the six bare-legged bridesmaids, while photos from the wedding of Prince William and Kate in April 2011 wear bridesmaids in tights.
However, Kensington Palace distanced himself from the lengthy article, saying, “This story contains a slew of inaccuracies and false misrepresentations that were not submitted to Kensington Palace before publication.”
Royal reporter Katie Nicholl claimed sources close to the brothers said they were arguing around Christmas 2017, when Harry reportedly told William he wasn’t putting in enough effort to include Meghan on The Firm.
“Harry thought William didn’t roll out the red carpet for Meghan and told him,” her source claimed. They had a bit of a fight, which was not resolved until Charles came in and asked William to make an attempt.
“Then the Cambridges invited the Sussexes to spend Christmas with them.”
In a TLC documentary – Kate v. Meghan: Princesses at War, Katie Nicholl said Harry was offended by a comment William made about his relationship with Meghan.
“William was quite concerned that the relationship had gone so quickly,” she said. “And being close to Harry, probably the only person close enough to say to Harry,” This seems to be going fast, are you sure? ‘
“I think what was meant as a well-intentioned fraternal advice just bothered Harry. Harry greatly protects Meghan. He saw that as critical. He interpreted that if his brother wasn’t really behind this marriage, this union, and I don’t think things have been quite right since then. ‘
In the same documentary, royal correspondent Emily Andrews claimed that Harry “went ballistic” and accused William of “trying to break this relationship before it even started.”
Royal filmmaker Nick Bullen told Fox News that there was never a feud between Kate and Meghan – instead, ‘William and Harry had a breakup’.
“All brothers drop out. All families drop out. Their fight is currently going to be public, he said.
Prince Harry attended an Easter service in St. George’s Chapel – which happened to be on the Queen’s birthday. He arrived alone with Peter Philips and his then wife Autumn.
While he was seen talking to his cousin Zara Tindall and Kate, he didn’t seem to be talking to William.
After Easter, Kate reportedly advised Harry to offer “an olive branch” to restore their broken relationship and the “complete and complete loss of communication” between them, The Mirror reported.
It was her suggestion that prompted the Sussexes to invite the Cambridges to Frogmore Cottage, where they drank tea and talked for half an hour.
Meghan and Harry are officially separated from The Royal Foundation – the joint charity they shared with William and Kate.
An official statement said: ‘The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex today released the conclusions of a review of its structure, and how it will best support their Royal Highnesses in future charity activities.
Later this year, The Royal Foundation will become the primary charitable and philanthropic vehicle for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will establish their own new charity foundation with temporary operational support from The Royal Foundation. In addition, both couples will continue to collaborate on projects in the future, including the Foundation’s mental health program, Heads Together. ‘
Prince William and Kate attended Archie’s baptism and posed for a group photo. However, a source told us weekly that the Cambridges were ‘not happy’ with the Sussexes’ decision to keep the party private.
They reportedly said, “William thinks his brother goes overboard to keep Archie out of the spotlight” and “blames Meghan.”
But in the same month, it emerged that Meghan and Kate today were determined to put down feud rumors with a tennis truce.
The pair seemed to become famous as they chatted and laughed in the Royal Box after sitting down to watch Meghan’s close friend Serena Williams at Wimbledon.
In an ITV documentary, Prince Harry refused to deny that there was a gap between him and his brother.
Speaking to Tom Bradby in Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, Harry said, ‘Part of this role and part of this job, and this family, under the pressure of being under pressure, inevitably, you know, things are happening .
“But look, we are brothers, we will always be brothers. And we are definitely on different paths right now, but I will always be there for him because I know he will always be there for me. ‘
He added, “We don’t see each other as often as we used to because we’re so busy, but you know, I love him very much. Most of this stuff [in the press] is made from nothing, but you know, as brothers, you know, you have good days, you have bad days. ‘
The Sussexes announced that they would be spending Christmas with Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland, rather than the Queen at Sandringham. Although the decision would have the support of the monarch, a source told Us Weekly that the “divide” between William and Harry was “one of the main reasons behind their decision.”
Meanwhile, a source told People, “William is the future king. There will be some competition between him and Harry … That is already rocking the relationship. ‘
Tom Bradby told Good Morning Britain that the brothers hope to rebuild their relationship. He said, “There are many people who would love to be there, including, I think, the brothers themselves, who would like to be closer together again. And with a little luck that will happen. But in families, we all know things are happening, it is said. ‘
But later that month, Harry and Meghan announced they were quitting as senior members of the royal family, who had “blinded” William, according to a US Weekly source.
However, a royal source told The Sun that after the official Sandringham Summit, William and Harry “ spent private time together ” working on their relationship and discussing their future.
“It was groundbreaking to save their bond as brothers and sisters and was fully driven by them,” the source added.
But Kate and Meghan, who lived in Canada, participated in some of the conversations more than once – which is another sign of a real thaw in their relationship. It’s going better. ‘
The Commonwealth Day service – Meghan and Harry’s last official engagement – was “not exactly the warm reunification we were hoping for,” said body language expert Judi James.
She said Harry’s “tension was palpable” because William apparently didn’t greet his brother.
Towards the end of the month, when the coronavirus pandemic broke out, Dailymail.com reported that Meghan had confided to friends that her husband felt “helpless” and “concerned” with the Queen and his father, Prince Charles, who contracted the coronavirus.
The friend added, “Meghan told her circle of friends that Harry communicated with Prince William and the Queen on a fairly consistent basis.
“She said this world crisis has actually brought them all closer together, especially Harry and his brother.
“Harry made it very clear to him that he will do everything he can to help from Canada. Meghan said that they, especially Harry, are grateful to be able to spend time with his family before all this madness started. ‘