By November 2018, rumors about an alleged feud between Kate and Meghan had spread like wildfire. It began in August 2018 when news about a royal split in Kensington Palace took the country by storm. Newspaper reports said Prince William and Prince Harry were splitting their professional responsibilities at Kensington Palace.
Prince Harry would have a separate office. Shortly after, he and Meghan moved out of Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage. The press suggested Meghan might be the catalyst for the split, and until now, no one knows what happened there ( and for most, no one really cares).
Team Kate Or Team Meghan?
The first reports of alleged tension between Kate and Meghan came out in March 2018. A correspondent for Vanity Fair shared that the two women are friendly and spend a lot of time with each other. Meghan seemed to enjoy spending time with Kate and the children. Any animosity was likely fabricated by the media.
Still, there was a strong indication that the two were not feuding but decidedly not the best of friends yet. Kate and Meghan were different people with varying interests. On her part, Meghan seemed keen to establish her circle of friends while also spending time with Kate.
Kate Breaks Down
Prince Harry and Meghan got married in May 2018. Days before the royal wedding, media outlets published a story that Kate was emotionally distressed. Sources told the press that Kate broke down and was in tears after a bridesmaid’s dress fitting for Princess Charlotte.
The press shared no specifics about what led to the event and said that Kate may have felt emotional since she had just given birth to Prince Louis. Kate showed no signs of anxiety or stress on the wedding day and played the part of the supporting sister-in-law - to perfection.
When Kate Wore Diana's Earrings
In 2019, the Duchess of Cambridge caused a stir with her choice of earrings at baby Archie’s christening portrait. Kate wore the same earrings Dina wore to Prince Harry’s Christening in 1994 – a pair of beautiful Collingwood Pearl Earrings. Fans of the royal family thought it was in bad taste.
The earrings would have made sense if it were her children’s christening. If anyone should be wearing heirlooms from Diana, it was Meghan. Royal observers accused Kate of attempting to upstage Meghan. Kate has managed to make a reputation for herself as the one who came between Meghan and William, Meghan and the late Queen, Meghan and...you know where we are going.
She Took Off Her Engagement Ring
In 2020, royal fans spotted Kate without her trademark sapphire engagement ring in one of her photos at home. She was photographed wearing only her wedding band. Before the internet could lose its mind, news reports clarified that she had adhered to rigorous handwashing protocols during the previous two years.
Concern turned into relief when people realized the ring was off for no particular reason, and everything was sailing smoothly. People (and especially journalists) love the yellow coating on the day's news, and when it comes to Kate and William, they can never get enough.