Rumours of a feud between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex began to circulate, shortly after it was announced that Meghan and Harry would be moving to Frogmore Cottage. With various reports of tensions between the brothers and a fall-out between the sisters-in-laws, it's had everyone analysing their every move. One royal author Anna Pasternak speaks to Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box' about why she thinks that rumours of a royal rift are true.
There's no doubt that the Duchess of Cambridge has cemented her place in the Royal Family and the hearts of the nation. Kate is the fourth most popular member of the Royal Family, according to YouGov UK, behind Prince Harry, the Queen and Prince William. PR expert Nick Ede and royal journalist Victoria Murphy discuss why there's a huge amount of public affection for the duchess and how she's gone from a shy student to a confident mum-of-three.
The Duchess of Cambridge and the Queen have always had a close relationship, with Kate speaking about Her Majesty’s caring nature during an interview to mark her 90th birthday in 2016. With the duchess set to be William’s Queen Consort when he takes the throne in future, she’s got a good mentor in the 92-year-old monarch. Kate began dating William at university in 2003 and she reportedly met the Queen for the first time at Peter and Autumn Phillips’ wedding in 2008. William proposed in November 2010 and the couple were married in April 2011, when the Queen gave them the titles of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Kate and Her Majesty had their first official engagement together in Leicester in March 2012, to mark the first date of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK. Before that, they viewed Kate’s Alexander McQueen wedding dress on display at a Buckingham Palace exhibition. Since then, they’ve hosted receptions at the palace together and have been present on the famous balcony for annual events such as Trooping the Colour. They also enjoyed a girls day out together with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in 2012, when they visited London’s Fortnum & Mason. The Duchess of Cambridge appears to have taken some style lessons from Her Majesty, favouring block coloured shift dresses and bold coats. She’s even borrowed jewellery from the royal vaults, including tiaras, brooches and earrings. Take a look at Kate and the Queen’s best moments together over the years.
The Duchess of Sussex recycled her 2017 BAFTAs dress while attending the star-studded gala with the Beckhams, Kate Moss and more.
Rumours of a rift between the Cambridges and Sussexes have been circulating since the end of last year. Royal editor Robert Jobson explains why he thinks there may be some truth to the speculation of a row between Kate and Meghan on Yahoo UK's video series 'The Royal Box.' Jobson also speaks about the alleged row over Meghan's choice of tiara in the lead-up to her wedding day and her reportedly 'difficult' behaviour.