US report: Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton's unpleasant birthday showdown
The two women endure more strained relations
The royal wives Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are reportedly at loggerheads once again, as a US report claims the pair’s tensions boiled over in the lead up to the Duchess of Sussex’s birthday.
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Sources tell American OK! magazine that at the root of the issue was Meghan allegedly wanting kudos for guest editing British Vogue, but Kate was 'peeved on a personal level’ about perceived slights by the ex-actress.
'Word is Kate was seething and couldn’t wait to give Meghan a piece of her mind,' the insider told OK!
'Meghan had been looking forward to a warm intimate affair with her loved ones but in the end, it was more of a showdown,' they added.
Harry also reportedly upset his brother William over remarks that he would stop at two children, which William took as self-righteous.
'Things were tense with the brothers before, but now they are at boiling point. Many blame Meghan for the rift again,' the publication's source added.
Rumours of a rift between the Sussexes and the Cambridges don't seem to be dying down.
Kate Middleton has this week been attacked on social media for her Instagram post congratulating Meghan Markle on her birthday.
The Duchess of Cambridge was flooded with comments on the post, criticising her for posting a photo where Meghan wasn't 'centred through the post.'
The Kensington Royal Instagram page shared a photo of the Cambridges' sister-in-law in honour of her 38th birthday, captioning it, 'Wishing a very happy birthday to The Duchess of Sussex today!'
Featured alongside Meghan were Prince Harry, Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate.
However, some royal followers attacked the post for not featuring a photo where Meghan was the focus or opting to share an image of just the Duchess of Sussex herself.
'Why a picture of the whole royal family?! It’s not about Kate or Wiliam or Charles!' wrote one disapproving user.
Another stated: 'That they chose an image where Duchess Meghan isn’t centred though the post is dedicated to her birthday speaks volumes as to the Cambridges’ lack of class.'
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