Kate Middleton is, reportedly, keen to stop the ongoing comparisons between her and Meghan Markle.
While speaking with Woman UK, royal expert Duncan Larcombe said that Kate Middleton doesn’t want to be associated with her sister-in-law.
“Kate is keen to stop comparisons between her and Meghan. It’s almost as though they want to draw a line in the sand where it’s gone a bit too far,” he said.
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are very different
When Markle first joined the royal family in 2017, it seemed inevitable for her and Middleton to be assessed alongside each other. But over time, it became clear that the in-laws were very different.
Now that Markle is no longer an official senior working royal, Middleton prefers for any association with her sister-in-law to end.
“We know William and Kate are very sensitive about comparisons with Meghan. The narrative of that falling out between Kate and William and Harry and Meghan touches a nerve,” Larcombe said.
The final straw for Kate Middleton
According to the publication, the final straw for the Duchess of Cambridge was Tatler’s article about her. Tatler accused Prince William’s wife of not taking Markle under her wing when she first joined the royal family.
There were also claims that Kate Middleton has been complaining due to the additional workload that she has to take on after the Sussexes quit The Firm.
However, a spokesperson for Kensington Palace quickly denied the publication’s claims. They said that the article contains a swathe of inaccuracies, which were not put to the palace before publication.
The royal in-laws couldn’t thrive in the limelight
Before Markle’s bombshell exit, the palace, reportedly, still had high hopes that she and Middleton could complement each other’s work. However, the sisters-in-law never thrived in the limelight together.
Earlier this year, Markle’s half-sister, Samantha Markle accused the Duchess of Sussex of trying to outshine Middleton. Prince Harry and Markle announced their Megxit right before Middleton’s 38th birthday in January.
“Sad that she would do that on Kate’s birthday – I believe she was jealous of beautiful Kate. She could never compare – Kate is iconic, perfect queen material, and lovely as a family member, especially as a mother,” Samantha said.
Today, Middleton and Markle are living separate lives. The Duchess of Cambridge continues to perform her royal duties. And she’s also preparing to become the future queen of Britain.
Markle is living a quiet life in Los Angeles with her son, Archie, and husband, Prince Harry.
As of late, it is still unclear when Kate Middleton and Markle will cross paths again.