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.
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.
Kate Middleton turned 37 on Wednesday, and she celebrated with a low-key tea party with her kids. She served cake and tea to her three kids, and even William was able to get home in time for the shindig. He had joked at an event earlier in the day that he forgot about his wife’s birthday.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
There has been no comment from Kensington Palace on the Duchess’ new look or the rumored feuds.
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 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.
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”.