Meghan Markle and Zara Tindall allegedly share a rocky relationship, and it worsened with the Sussexes, racism allegations against the royal family, according to a report.
Meghan Markle was good friends with Prince Harry’s cousin, Princess Eugenie. However, she’s allegedly not that close to his other cousin, Zara Tindall, according to one outlet. In fact, Zara allegedly warned Markle from dragging her mom to their issue.
Meghan Markle and Zara alleged tension
When Meghan Markle arrived in the U.K. for the first time, she didn’t win Zara Tindall. She never managed to make a best friend out of Princess Anne’s daughter, New Idea reported.
In the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey for CBS last month, they accused the royal family of being racist. The couple claimed that a member of the royal family raised concerns about their son’s complexion. One member allegedly wondered how dark their baby’s skin would be.
New Idea quoted an unnamed insider who claimed that Zara “saw red.” She allegedly felt that the Sussexes were referring to her mom, Princess Anne.
The outlet noted that Zara Tindall’s suspicions about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s claims were later confirmed.
Royal expert Lady Colin Campbell alleged that the royal couple was referring to the Princess Royal. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not drop names because they knew it would be damaging to the royal family.
Campbell allegedly said they were referring to Princess Anne. However, she denied that the royal princess’ dislike of Markle was racially motivated, New Idea added.
Zara and Meghan’s relationship examined
Meghan Markle’s husband, Prince Harry, is close to Zara Tindall and her husband, Mike Tindall. Prince Harry and Zara shared a special bond and had been very supportive of each other.
Zara was with Prince Harry when he launched Invictus Games in 2014. She took part in a game of wheelchair rugby alongside her rugby player, husband Mike and Prince Harry.
When Markle was expecting her baby, Mike said Prince Harry would make a great dad because he is a good uncle to his nephews and nieces. Considering Prince Harry’s closeness to the Tindalls, the latter was probably welcoming and warm to the Duchess of Sussex.
Last year, when Mike was asked about Prince Harry and Markle’s decision to step back from their royal duties, Zara’s husband gave a supportive message to the couple.
“Look, they’re busy doing what they’re doing and I just want them to be happy with what they’re doing and be happy with each other,” he said on Good Morning Britain.
The outlet did not provide concrete evidence about Markle and Zara’s alleged feud. Also, with New Idea’s reputation for publishing articles based on the statements of its undependable sources, this could be another groundless claim waiting to be debunked.
So, royal fans should take these hearsays lightly until everything is proven true and correct.
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