Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stand APART during rare appearance together for the Queen

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MEGHAN Markle and Kate Middleton have been pictured standing apart during a rare joint appearance.

Meghan Markle, 37, and Kate Middleton, also 37, attended a reception at Buckingham Palace thrown by the Queen to mark the 50th anniversary of her son Charles’ investiture as Prince of Wales.

Their husbands, along with Prime Minister Theresa May, were among the guests at the event honouring Charles’s contribution to the national life of Wales over the decades.

Meghan, who is pregnant with her first child cradled her bump and smiled as she chatted to guests.

APART Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton have been pictured together today Pic Getty
APART Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton have been pictured together today Pic Getty

She was seen mingling with other guests alongside Prince Harry, who was pictured drinking water.

Kate and Prince William were seen at the other end of the room chatting to different guests.

Meghan and Kate have already had a busy calendar of royal engagements this year, however their public schedules haven’t crossed over – until today.

Kate looked pretty in a green ensemble Pic Getty
Kate looked pretty in a green ensemble Pic Getty

The pair were last seen together attending church on Christmas Day at Sandringham.

Rumours of a feud between the Duchesses started swirling shortly after the Sussexes announced they were moving from Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Prince Charles was pictured at the event Pic Getty
Prince Charles was pictured at the event Pic Getty

There were also reports the Duchess of Cambridge was left in tears at a fitting for Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress fitting for Meghan and Harry’s wedding.

As rumours of a rift became more prominent, the royal “Fab Four” attended Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank on 12th October in Windsor.

In November, they both attended a reception for Prince Charles’ 70th birthday, but were not photographed together.

Theresa May greets the Queen Pic Getty
Theresa May greets the Queen Pic Getty

Later that month Meghan and Kate were both present at the Cenotaph in London for Remembrance Day to celebrate the centenary of the Armistice.

The Duchess of Cornwall was also among the guests at the event honouring Charles’s contribution to the national life of Wales over the decades.

And Theresa May was seen talking to the Queen as she arrived.

Welsh band Stereophonics, who were supported by the Prince’s Trust in their early days, were also at the event, as was Games Of Thrones star Owen Teale.

CELEBRATION The Queen hosted todays bash in honour of her eldest son Charles Pic Getty
CELEBRATION The Queen hosted todays bash in honour of her eldest son Charles Pic Getty

The reception will culminate with a musical performance in the ballroom by students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, of which The Prince of Wales is Patron.

“They stood apart”

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The performance will include a new piece written for the anniversary by Welsh composer Paul Mealor, inspired by the legend of the Lady of Llyn y Fan, a mountain lake near The Prince of Wales’s Welsh home, Llwynywermod in Carmarthenshire.

Prince Charles became the Prince of Wales when he was nine on July 26 1958.

He was formally invested with the tittle in July 1 1969 at Caernarfon Castle.

Source: DAILYSTAR CO UK