Talk about crazy, royal conspiracies — this one is having our heads turn. Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton’s recent polo match and Wimbledon appearances were PR stunts, according to a royal expert. The royal sisters-in-law have been photographed together at a few recent events, dispelling past rumors that the duchesses don’t get along.
The Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Sussex were photographed last week at the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day. The Duchesses’ children met and played together, while supporting husbands Prince William and Prince Harry at the charity match. Both Duchesses were then seen on separate occasions at Wimbledon a few days later. However, they came together for the Ladies’ Championship, where Markle supported friend Serena Williams. It seems, however, one royal expert believes the recent appearances were PR stunts in response to the ongoing feud rumors between the two and their husbands.
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Today, The Duchess of Sussex accompanied The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) to the Ladies’ Singles @Wimbledon 🎾final. Their Royal Highnesses watched Serena Williams 🇺🇸vs. Simona Halep 🇷🇴on Centre Court – sitting in the Royal Box alongside The Duke of Kent – President of the AELTC, former world number one Martina Navratilova and three-time grand slam winner Virginia Wade. Congratulations to everyone who participated and helped make this such an iconic sporting event. Photo credit: PA / Mike Hewitt – Getty Images #Wimbledon #Wimbledon2019
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#New Catherine and Meghan were spotted taking George, Charlotte, Louis and Archie to support William and Harry as they competed at the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day at Billingbear Polo Club, Wokingham, Berkshire! 😍 – #RoyalFamily #Royals #PrinceWilliam #KateMiddleton #CatherineMiddleton #DukeofCambridge #DuchessofCambridge #PrinceGeorge #PrincessCharlotte #PrinceLouis #UnitedKingdom #UK #🇬🇧 #Britain #England #Prince #Princess #HRH #PrinceHarry #MeghanMarkle #DukeofSussex #DuchessofSussex #Archie #MountbattenWindsor
Since Markle became a member of the royal family, the public has been scrutinizing the relationship between her and her sister-in-law. Rumors have spread that the pair don’t get along, and the duchesses have even been at the center of supposed feuds between Prince William and Prince Harry, causing friction within the royal family. With all eyes on the pair, Buckingham Palace seems to be orchestrating get-togethers between the two, according to a royal expert — but we still have a lot of questions.
But according to royal reporter, Katie Nicholl, Middleton and Markle’s recent appearances were likely PR stunts. “There have been two major circumstances, which are very calculated and deliberate efforts to try and stem these rumors about a feud between the foursome,” Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight. “We saw it at the polo match where William and Harry were obviously playing together. We hadn’t expected the duchesses to turn up with their children. The fact that they did is a wonderful treat for royal watchers, but I think those candid pictures were quite deliberately intended to snuff out those rumors of the feud between the foursome. And you saw them all very close, very happy, very comfortable with each other.”
Before we all lose it and descend into conspiracy about the feud being real, it appears, despite the claims that their friendship is orchestrated, both Duchesses do get along. “We saw Kate and Meghan in the royal box getting along, chatting to each other, looking very much like friends,” Nicholl continued. “To have had the tennis [outing] so soon afterward, and obviously the two duchesses being so close together and so comfortable in each other’s company, yes, for the time being, you’re not going to be read stories of a feud. You’re going to be reading stories about how the duchesses get on and I am told that both of them are making an effort to get along.”
We look forward to the day when we don’t have to hear about these two influential women not getting along.