According to The Sun, the driving force between the frostiness between the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex is coming form their husbands.
Indeed, it’s claimed that Prince Harry has accused his brother of trying to “wreck his relationship” with Meghan after William reportedly voiced concerns about the former Suits star when the couple first started dating.
A source told the publication: “It’s my opinion that Harry feels he couldn’t protect his mother, so he’s going all out to protect his wife. This is his way of atoning.
“He will brook absolutely no criticism of Meghan – and he is so sensitive he often sees criticism or negativity where there isn’t any.”
And it’s even reported that the brothers have been competing over palace appointments, with William unhappy about the fact Harry received the role of youth ambassador for the Commonwealth.
While Meghan allegedly felt like she was brushed off by Kate when she first tried to form a bond between the pair, causing her to stop trying altogether.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moving to Windsor
The rumours of this supposed rift came around the same time Meghan, 37, and Harry, 34, announced they are moving to Frogmore Cottage, on the Windsor Castle estate.
Until now, the Sussexes have lived in Nottingham Cottage – a two-bedroom house in the grounds of Kensington Palace, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also live.
But there’s still little evidence to support the claims the two women “don’t get on”, royal biographer Duncan Larcombe tells Yahoo UK.
“There is no particular incident or occasion where they didn’t get on,” Duncan says. “It is a very broad claim to be making, and is likely just gossip from palace staff.”
And in a very rare move the palace itself issued a statement to the media after The Sun claimed Kate chastised Meghan for speaking “rudely” to royal staff.
“This never happened,” the palace said, responding to The Mirror.
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