Royal WARS: Kate and Meghan fans FURIOUSLY attack each other online in jealous rivalry
FANS of the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex have split into “two very defined camps” and are engaging in furious online squabbles according to Victoria Arbiter, a top royal author.
Ms Arbiter, a Royal commentator for US and UK TV channels, made the comments during an interview with Express.co.uk.
She explained: “It seems on social media that there are two very defined camps, there are the Cambridge fans and the Sussex fans and they don’t seem to cross over terribly well.
“If Kate steps out and does something then all the Sussex fans start grumbling and vice versa, it’s an extraordinary thing to see.
“When Kate went back to work last week the Meghan fans were criticising saying she’s only come back for an hour and a half, its not enough time, Meghan’s doing more.
They just like to pit these two women against each other which is a shame because I think both women have got so much to offer
“They just like to pit these two women against each other which is a shame because I think both women have got so much to offer.”
Ms Arbiter noted the behaviour was ironic as both young Royal are involved with anti-bullying charities.
She said: “William, Harry, Kate and particularly Meghan have all championed mental health and anti-bullying campaigns and are very keen to get along.
“They haven’t seen how their fans talk to each other on social media presumably.”
Asked by Express.co.uk whether there is an ongoing issue between their two fan bases Ms Arbiter was unequivocal.
She replied: “Oh gosh yes, if you go on Twitter it’s amazing.
“The Cambridge fans are all in and the Sussex fans are all in.”
Ms Arbiter went on to speculate some of the Duchess of Sussex’s fans see any criticism of her as a direct attack.
She argued: “For the Royal Family, given that they are in part funded by the taxpayer, there will always be an element of constructive criticism.
“A lot of new Royal watchers who have joined the fold simply because they adore Meghan simply don’t understand how that type of reporting works, they see it as an attack.
“We’ve suddenly got a lot of Americans who are interested in the Royal Family and this is fantastic, its great that the monarchy can appeal beyond the United Kingdom.
“But the American community doesn’t have anyone like the Royal Family so they can only liken them to celebrities or politicians.
“Well they’re very different, they’re not celebrities and they’re not politicians, it’s a very different kettle of fish.”
Ms Arbiter went on to describe the Duchess of Cambridge’s most fanatical fans.
She said: “There seems to be some hero worship of Kate, they adore her.
“They love her clothes, her hair, that she’s a mother, they just love that Kate and William seem to be so madly in love.
“I think there’s a bit of Diana-esk hero worship”.
However, whilst some of their fans might clash, Ms Arbiter was clear the two Royal couples enjoy warm relations.
She said: “William and Harry are best friends, love each other dearly and are in each others corner no matter what.
“I think William and Kate will have done everything they can to make Meghan feel comfortable.”
Ms Arbiter is the author of “Queen Elizabeth II: Pock
Source: EXPRESS CO UK