The truth behind the Royals’ shock new feud
Insiders claim bubbling tension between Harry and William escalated into a fiery row Royal expert Katie Nicholl reveals Meghan and Kate have stopped ‘forcing’ their friendship Katie reveals how William had urged Harry to not rush into things with Meghan
They have been T pictured on numerous occasions looking friendly as a foursome, but last week the royal family was rocked by allegations of a simmering feud between Princes William and Harry and their wives, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.
It was revealed that Harry and Meghan were set to move out of their two-bedroom home at Kensington Palace – where Kate and William live with their three children – and into 10-bedroom Frogmore Cottage on the grounds of Windsor Castle, ahead of the birth of their first baby.
Royal insiders claimed the move was due to tension between the couples – insisting the brothers no longer relied on each other like they used to, and that Kate and Meghan are “different people” who “don’t really get on.”
Days later, it was claimed that Meghan had left Kate in tears during a “stressful” fitting for daughter Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress ahead of her May wedding to Harry. The allegations came just months after royal insiders revealed the Queen had refused Meghan her first choice of tiara for the big day, and “had words” with Harry over his “difficult” bride.
It was also reported that Harry – who one source described as “rather dictatorial” – had yelled at royal staff during wedding preparations, telling them, “What Meghan wants, Meghan gets”.
The revelations of tension appeared in stark contrast to when Kate and Meghan were pictured laughing and chatting at Wimbledon in July.
But royal expert and author Katie Nicholl explains that while she doesn’t believe there’s been an epic fallout between Kate and Meghan, the two women have realised they simply couldn’t force a friendship any more.
She says, “Meghan enjoyed this grace period of about six months following her wedding where it appeared she could do no wrong. But there have been whispers about divalike behaviour for a while, and I think the reports about the Queen and the tiara row appeared to open the floodgates to more stories.
“These reports of tension are interesting, because while the Palace haven’t confirmed them, they also haven’t denied them. And I always say there’s no smoke without fire. I