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Did Meghan take swipe at Kate on Vogue cover?

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In a shocking statement following her new British Vogue Magazine cover, Meghan Markle has taken a swipe at sister-in-law Kate Middleton and her late mother-in-law Princess Diana.

The Duchess of Sussex was awarded an exciting opportunity when she guest-edited Vogue’s 2019 September issue alongside editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, but now royal observers believe her decision to not feature in the edit was a subtle dig at other royal wives.

WATCH: Meghan Markle appears in new Vogue video

“From the very beginning, we talked about the cover – whether she would be on it or not. In the end, she felt that it would be in some ways a “boastful” thing to do for this particular project. She wanted, instead, to focus on the women she admires,” wrote Enninful, who has been the editor of British Vogue since 2017.

Both Princess Diana and Kate Middleton featured on the cover of British Vogue, which begs the question of whether Meghan found their decision to be “boastful.”

This isn’t the first time Meghan has apparently offended the Duchess of Cambridge.

It was reported that Kate Middleton fled a dress fitting in tears prior to Prince Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding. 

Speaking to PEOPLE, a family friend of the royals confirmed Meghan and Kate clashed in the days leading up to the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding. 

“There was an argument between Meghan and Kate over the fit of [3-year-old] Princess Charlotte‘s dress,” the source confirms.

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Princess Diana featured in Vogue several times over her lifetime. (Credit: Vogue)
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Kate Middleton also appeared on the cover of Vogue. (Credit: Vogue)

Last year, Meghan and Harry’s decision to move over 40km away from Kensington Palace ignited the royal rift rumours.

In June this year, the Sussex royals’ fueled the rumours further when they split from the Royal Foundation charity shared with William and Kate.

However, according to the Daily Mail, royal insiders claimed that there was no royal rift and insisted that the two royals were just “very different people.”

“While there are some tensions behind the scenes, Kate is pretty unflappable and nothing has become bad enough to make Harry and Meghan want to move out,” a source told the publication.

The insider said that the decision to move away from Kensington Palace was purely logistical, and not tied to any drama with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

“People are genuinely pleased to see them so happy. The truth is that there simply isn’t enough room at Kensington Palace for them and I know they have been looking at Windsor as a possibility since before the wedding.”

The two Duchesses were recently spotted laughing together at Wimbledon, and have only grown closer since the royal wedding, according to new reports.

WATCH: Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle seen laughing together at Wimbledon

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The Duchess of Sussex is the first person to guest edit the September issue in 103 years, an honour she didn’t take lightly.

The 15 women who star on the cover are: Adwoa Aboah, Adut Akech, Ramla Ali, Jacinda Ardern, Sinead Burke, Gemma Chan, Laverne Cox, Jane Fonda, Salma Hayek Pinault, Jameela Jamil, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Francesca Hayward, Yara Shahidi, Greta Thunberg and Christy Turlington Burns.

Meghan also interviewed former American First Lady Michelle Obama for the issue, in an effort to focus on supporting women she admires.

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