20 Times Things Seemed Tense Between Meghan Markle & Kate Middleton

Madison Breaux | Dec 3, 2018 Celebrities
20 Times Things Seemed Tense Between Meghan Markle & Kate Middleton
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Now, we all know that there's been a lot of talk and speculation surrounding the status of Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton's relationship. As much as we would like to believe that everything is just peachy between them, that might not be the case. Sure, we don't think they are having loud, explosive outbursts like some people are saying, but there is some pretty clear evidence that all is not sunshine and rainbows across the pond. Families are going to fight, and when there is a new addition to the group, tensions can get even higher ... especially with the royal family. This crew has more to deal with than we could ever imagine, so it makes sense that there might be a row or two between the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex.

In front of the cameras, everything seems just fine, right? Yes, but we never know what truly goes on behind palace walls, and as it turns out, some of the rumors about rifts and tension could be somewhat true. With these sorts of things, everything is blown out of proportion, but it's not completely crazy to think that Meghan and Kate could have some different opinions about certain things. Plus, the new duchess certainly has been treated differently than the way Kate was at the beginning of her royal career, so that's definitely going to bring up some unpleasant feelings.

However, it's important to remember that at the end of the day, these two ladies are family and will probably always put that first before their (alleged) petty arguments. But that doesn't mean that things don't happen ... because they most certainly do. Here's all the evidence pointing towards there being some tense feelings between our two favorite duchesses

  • Meghan's Moving Out

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    The feud reports really hit an all-time peak when it was announced that Meghan and Harry are kissing Kensington Palace goodbye and moving out to the countryside. Is it to get away from Kate? Who knows.

  • The Dress Fitting Blow-Up

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    Meghan reportedly made Kate cry during a dress fitting for little Princess Charlotte's bridesmaid ensemble. The palace hasn't confirmed or denied that this incident took place, but we're really hoping it didn't.

  • Separate Engagements

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    Now that Kate is back from maternity leave, we would expect that the palace would have arranged an adorable joint engagement for the two duchesses, but so far there's been nothing.

  • The Rift Between Brothers

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    There's reportedly also tension between Prince William and Prince Harry ... over Meghan. That would undoubtedly cause some off-putting feelings between the two duchesses.

  • No Louis Visit

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    Meghan and Harry were nowhere to be seen when Prince Louis was born. Now yes, it was leading up to the royal wedding, but this is family we're talking about here.

  • Meghan Is Opinionated

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    Meghan has some pretty strong American values, and we can see if those don't really mesh well with Kate's posh British upbringing.

  • Extended Family at Christmas

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    It was announced that Meghan's mom will be attending Christmas with the royal family, and special privilege that has never been granted to Kate's family. That can't make the duchess feel too good.

  • The 'One-Off'

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    A Kensington Palace spokesperson denied that a confrontation over how Meghan was treating a member of Kate's staff never happened, but the source did say that there was a "one-off" between them. What does that mean? We might never know.

  • One-Upping Meghan's Fashion

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    Kate has been stepping up her already amazing fashion game, and some people are speculating that it's because she wants to one-up Meghan.

  • The Snubbing of Pippa

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    It was believed that Kate's baby sis, Pippa Middleton (now, Matthews), was not included on the original guest list for Meghan and Harry's wedding, and we can imagine the Duchess of Cambridge wasn't too pleased at this.

  • Holiday Tensions

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    Apparently tensions started all the way back in December of 2017, when Meghan was invited to join the family for Christmas before she was an official part of the royal family.

  • It's a Popularity Competition

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    There's certainly been a lot of hoopla surrounding Meghan the last year or so, and it's been reported that Kate might feel a little overshadowed by the new duchess.

  • Meghan Has More Leeway

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    Meghan has definitely gotten away with some things that aren't usually allowed (i.e. her wardrobe). It would be totally understandable for Kate to feel a little unsettled by this.

  • Kate Is Tired of Giving Advice

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    Since Meghan was new to the whole royal thing, Kate, being the kind person she is, took the duchess under her wing, but she reportedly got a little tired of having to give advice all the time. Understandable.

  • Meghan & Harry's Whirlwind Relationship

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    Prince William and Kate are apparently not too pleased at how Meghan was seemingly automatically accepted into the royal family (all within less than a year). It took Kate years to get in officially. 

  • The Couples Are Going Their Separate Ways

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    It came out that Meghan and Harry will be pursuing different things than Prince William and Kate, so it might be a while before we see this couple duo together again.

  • They Aren't BFFs

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    Yes, Meghan and Kate get on for the most part, but royal insiders have said that they aren't the best of friends ... they're just family.

  • Special Treatment From the Queen

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    In addition to Meghan's mom being invited to spend Christmas with the royal family, it's been pretty clear that Queen Elizabeth has a special place in her heart for the new duchess, and this would make any family member feel bad.

  • Meghan's Mysterious Disappearing Act

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    Meghan apparently didn't attend Princess Eugenie's wedding reception (Harry went alone). Could this have been because of something going on between her and Kate, or was it just her pregnant body telling her to rest?

  • Kate Is Not Going to Be a Godmother

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    Neither Meghan nor Harry are godparents to little Louis, and it's also thought that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge aren't in the running for the Sussexes little bundle as well. Uh-oh.

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