KATE MIDDLETON and Prince William were cut out in two pictures that appeared on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Instagram account after two high-profile royal outings, it has emerged.
Last week, all eyes were on Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton as they appeared together at the Wimbledon Championships to watch the Women’s Singles final on Saturday. The outing was just one of the very few appearances of the two have made together since their rumoured feud made headlines months ago. This prompted royal fans to believe that the much talked about row might have come to an end.
Speculation that the royal in-laws were feuding started when, in November 2018, it was announced the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were moving out of Kensington Palace.
Shortly after the announcement, royal correspondent Camilla Tominey claimed she was told by two sources that “Kate was left in tears” by Meghan following a dress fitting for Princess Charlotte before the royal wedding in May.
William and Harry were also rumoured to be at loggerheads, after the Duke of Cambridge warned his brother things were going too quickly with the former Suits actress.
Despite the recent reconciliations though, pictures shown on Meghan and Harry’s Instagram account might reveal a painful truth.
Kate and Prince William were cut out in two pictures that appeared on Meghan and Harry’s instagram (Image: GETTY)
At last month’s Trooping the Colour, Kate, Harry and Meghan were in the same carriage, while William was on horseback.
Later that day, a picture appeared on @SussexRoyal, featuring the Duke and Duchess of Sussex but with Kate completely cropped out of the shot.
A similar thing happened for Prince Philip’s birthday, which was marked with a photo of him and Harry.
It too was cropped so William, standing on the other side of the Duke of Edinburgh, did not appear.
Meghan and Harry’s Instagram post (Image: SUSSEXROYAL)
Kate Middleton, Harry and Meghan at Trooping the Colour (Image: GETTY)
Moreover, Meghan and Harry upset some royal fans with their birthday comment to Prince William last month, as it was considered to be “too cold”.
The Duke of Cambridge turned 37 on June 21 and to mark the occasion Kensington Palace shared a snap of the royal on social media.
Meghan Markle and Harry commented on Instagram and said: “Happy Birthday to The Duke of Cambridge!”
Some users criticised the Sussexes after they recently penned less formal messages to other members of the Royal Family.
One said: “@sussexroyal well well well, what a cold happy birthday.”
Another wrote: “@sussexroyal doesn’t sound like you wanna wish him at all.”
Meghan and Harry’s post for Prince Philip’s birthday (Image: SUSSEXROYAL)
Prince William was cropped out Meghan and Harry’s picture (Image: GETTY)
It has been widely assumed that Meghan, who was once a prolific Instagrammer before she had to shut down her account shortly after her engagement to Harry, is involved in the maintenance of @SussexRoyal.
According to People, the first “clue” the Duchess is running the account is that the captions are written using American spellings.
“Organization” is used instead of “organisation”, “re-energized” instead of “re-energised” and so on.
The Daily Mail also noted that the account is marked by “slick, white borders”, giving the profile a chic and stylised look – again, similar to the vibe of Meghan’s feed when she had one.