KATE & MEGHAN’S $10M SHOW­DOWN

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model Rose Han­bury ex­ploded last year when Kate sud­denly ended her friend­ship with the beauty, who is mar­ried to the Mar­quess of Chol­monde­ley, David Rock­sav­age.

While palace chat­ter about a fling was never sub­stan­ti­ated, it re­mains a sore point with Kate — and Meghan knows it, the courtier says.

Money’s an ob­ject

“She knew ex­actly how to get un­der Kate’s skin,” the courtier says. “But be­hind her sweet smile, Kate’s no pushover, ei­ther. She hit Meghan where it hurts — in the wal­let!”

Since leav­ing the royal fam­ily ear­lier this year, Harry and his wife have been hit with mount­ing ex­penses. They’ve been forced to re­pay the Bri­tish trea­sury $3 mil­lion for ren­o­va­tions on their for­mer Bri­tish es­tate, Frog­more Cot­tage, and un­der­write their own $12 mil­lion se­cu­rity costs. But money hasn’t been rolling in since mov­ing to Amer­ica, in­sid­ers say.

Ac­tress Meghan ap­par­ently hasn’t inked any movie or TV deals. She and her hubby just hired a com­pany, the Harry Walker Agency, that ar­ranges speak­ing en­gage­ments at $400,000 a pop. But sources in­sist there are no tak­ers yet.

“So Kate’s threat re­ally rocked Meghan,” the courtier says. “Meghan was in tears.”

Bad blood between the women goes back to be­fore the Amer­i­can beauty mar­ried the royal red­head in 2018, say in­sid­ers, who claim Harry’s dad, Prince Charles, thought Meghan was a bad match from the get-go.

At a gar­den party last Novem­ber, Charles pulled Harry aside and told him to take Meghan and leave after she was heard rudely com­plain­ing about be­ing “bored,” sources say. Since then, things have only got­ten worse.

“Meghan and Harry’s high­handed ways have dug them into a hole,” says the courtier. “They’re used to a high life­style. That’s why Kate’s threat has Meghan all shook up!”

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