Former Co-Star Praises Meghan

Meghan Markle’s former co-star Gregg Sulkin praised the Duchess this week, saying she is a “true princess and superstar.” The 26-year-old British actor appeared on “Fair Game with Kristine Leahy,” where he defended Meghan amid her family drama and rumored feud with sister-in-law Kate Middleton. Gregg also applauded Meg for staying dignified through it all.

Gregg starred alongside Meghan in the 2015 film “Anti Social.”

Kate’s Outing with the Queen

Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth stepped out together, for the first time since Kate married into the family in 2011, for a visit to King’s College. The mom of three accompanied the Queen as she officially opened Bush House—the latest education and learning facility on the Strand Campus. The duo took in a panoramic view from a rooftop terrace, watched a robotics demonstration and visited the virtual trading floor.

The Queen serves as patron for the university.

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Send Condolences

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are showing their support for those impacted by the New Zealand mosque shooting. The pair made a surprise visit to the New Zealand House in London where they signed a book of condolences for the victims of the Christchurch attack. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also placed bouquets of flowers outside the building.

The visit follows the joint statement released by the royal couple as well as Prince William and Kate Middleton earlier this week.

Queen’s Veto

Her Majesty has vetoed the independent global “philanthropy brand” that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want to create. Instead, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will set up an official household of royal aides and staffers inside offices within Buckingham Palace—under the watchful eye of the Queen.

A royal source told the Sunday Times that the royals “wanted their household to be entirely independent of Buckingham Palace, but were told ‘no’.” Their offices will however be separated from the household of Prince William and Kate Middleton, as that is just a sensible set-up to adhere to the royals’ different responsibilities.

Kate’s Shower

Kate Middleton is throwing a “private,” “baby-centric” party for sister-in-law Meghan Markle — you could call it a shower, but that’s not what royals do. Schedules for the princes and princesses have been busy, but with everyone being home at the same time, the party could be next week and put to rest rumors of rifts between the Fab Four.

Meghan Must Curtsy

Per former royal butler, Paul Burrell, once Kate Middleton becomes Queen, all will be required to curtsy to her, including sister-in-law Meghan Markle. This was one of the royal tidbits that were spilled in the one-hour TLC special, “Kate v. Meghan: Princesses at War?” Paul, who worked for the late Princess Diana, feels that this gesture of respect may be awkward for Meghan, who is an “independent woman whose views will be difficult to change.”

The former royal staffer also commented on the rumored feud saying “a lot of rumors about Kate and Meghan are manufactured to sell newspapers. It’s just too good a story.”

Meghan Ruffled Some Feathers

Royal expert, Katie Nicholl has added some fuel to the royal “feud” fire. Katie told Entertainment Tonight that when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle first got married, Meghan had a “very roll-up-her-sleeves attitude about adjusting to the royal life and taking on the work.” She believes this may have ruffled some feathers, especially with sister-in-law Kate Middleton who did not adjust to her new role as smoothly.

Meghan & Harry Were Not At Kate’s Birthday Bash

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were not in attendance at sister-in-law Kate Middleton’s 37th Birthday soiree. According to new reports, the Duchess of Cambridge celebrated with friends and family at her and Prince William’s Anmer Hall home in Norfolk.

While it is unclear if the newlyweds could not attend or simply were left off the guest list, Kensington Palace is choosing to remain mum on the situation.

Meg the Magnificent

Meghan Markle is determined to modernize the monarchy, says royal biographer Claudia Joseph. Joseph says that coming from showbusiness, Meg’s comfortable with the spotlight and media attention, and she’s not afraid to push her agenda on an otherwise very traditional royal family. Sister in law Kate Middleton, meanwhile, has always been soft spoken and eschewed the spotlight as much as possible.

Fab Four Reunited for Christmas Lunch

The Fab Four were spotted arriving at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday for the royal family’s annual Christmas lunch. Prince Harry walked into the event in a classic suit and tie while Meghan Markle wore a black ensemble with sparkly earrings and her long locks flowing instead of up in her usual messy bun. Prince William also chose a suit and tie and Kate Middleton stunned in a pink dress with pearl drop earrings.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte attended the royal lunch, as well, while 8-month-old Prince Louis stayed home.

Duchess Kate Lost Aides Too

Meghan Markle is not the only Duchess to have controversy with her royal aides. Kate Middleton also had two of her staff quit shortly after marrying Prince William. According to royal expert Ashley Pearson, Kate liked to do “more for herself than anyone else in her position has ever done before” and that caused some of her staff to become upset.

While there was speculation at the time that Kate’s mom, Carole Middleton had been interfering in the staff’s duties, that proved to not be the case. It all boiled down to the fact that the Duchess had not grown up with household servants and enjoyed doing things for herself, such as cooking and taking care of her husband.

Royal Mom’s Still Have To Pee

Kate Middleton proved that a royal title doesn’t take away from her motherly duties. The Duchess and Princess Charlotte were stuck in traffic when they made a quick exit of the vehicle and headed into a local pub to use the loo. The royals, accompanied by a plain-clothed detective, entered the bar to the astonishment of local patrons.

A regular of the establishment, Maggie McKinney, told the Daily Mail that she was shocked to look up from her usual seat at the bar and see “the Duchess of Cambridge and her daughter.” She added that they “went to the toilet and then trotted out. They seemed totally normal.”

Kate Has Upped Her Style Game

Kate Middleton was spotted—alongside the Queen—looking very festive in a glittering custom dress at the annual holiday reception at Buckingham Palace. Along with the modest white gown, Kate donned a diamond bracelet and the gorgeous Lover’s Knot tiara, which belonged to Princess Diana.

If the reports of Prince William’s wife trying to out-style her new royal sister-in-law—Megan Markle—are true, she is definitely headed in the right direction.

No Feud Here

The Kate Middleton-Meghan Markle feud appears to be Fake News. Amid mounting tabloid reports of tense moments between members of the Fab Four, Kensington Palace released a rare statement of denial.

In response to an article published by The Sun, Kensington Palace said an “explosive row” that allegedly happened between Kate and Meghan “never happened.”

Rumors of a feud began when Kensington Palace announced that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan would be moving out of the palace complex and relocate to Frogmore Cottage at Windsor Castle.

Tabloids jumped on the news, saying the couple was moving away from Prince William and Duchess Kate instead of the truth—the newlyweds simply need more room for their growing family.

New Royal Style

Kate Middleton is stepping up her style game. According to royal sources, the Duchess is attending more events and paying more attention to her looks—wardrobe, hair, jewelry and make-up. The mom of 3 wants to be more visible now that Meghan Markle has been commanding the spotlight.

Kate’s style change comes on the heels of reports stating there is tension between her and Meghan as well as between Prince William and Prince Harry.

There has been no comment from Kensington Palace on the Duchess’ new look or the rumored feuds.

Lover’s Knot Tiara

Kate Middleton paid tribute to Princess Diana at a state dinner on Tuesday night. The Duchess wore one of Diana’s tiaras—the Lover’s Knot—at the event she attended with Prince William. Kate, who has worn this tiara to other royal functions, added pearl earrings that also belonged to the late Princess Di. People reports that the Lover’s Knot tiara is over 100-years-old and belongs to Queen Elizabeth, but originally was made for Queen Mary in 1914. Diana was gifted the tiara when she married Prince Charles and returned the crown to the Queen when the two separated.

Kate Middleton is Back to Work

Kate Middleton embarked on her first royal engagement since giving birth. The mom of three visited the Sayers Croft Forest School and “went on a walk through the woods” and “helped children make leaf crowns”. The Duchess made a lasting impression on one little girl who opted for a hug instead of the formal handshake that was being offered. Of course, Kate took the gesture in stride and it made for a “royally” adorable moment.
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Just James

Kate Middleton’s younger brother, James Middleton, has a new job. The youngest Middleton is now a tour guide at sister Pippa Middleton’s father-in-law’s Scotland resort—the Glen Affric Estates. It is—according to their website—one of the “most beautiful places in Scotland”. Known for its outdoorsy activities, James has been seen hanging out with guests and wearing hunting gear. He recently told a magazine that he is happiest in the countryside and will be moving his four dogs to Glen Affric. While some people recognize him for being a sibling to his famous sisters, James does not enjoy the spotlight. He gave an interview where he called the attention “frustrating” and that “at the end of the day”, he is “just James”.