“Kate is absolutely furious,” says a palace source. “She feels humiliated. As if things weren’t bad enough between Kate and Meghan, now she’s had to go through the drama of being called Archie’s mum and going through the mess of having it all fixed.
“Kate just keeps trying to put the tension with Meghan behind her, but it’s one step forward two steps back at the moment.” Adding fuel to the fire, the royal couple have faced a barrage of conspiracy theories about the baby over the past few months.
These include online commenters who believe Meghan faked her pregnancy and used a surrogate, or even gave birth weeks earlier than officially announced on May 6.
The conspirators have used as evidence the way Meghan and Harry went against royal tradition by not revealing the location of Archie’s birth and keeping his birth certificate under wraps.
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