Kate Middleton & Meghan Markle ‘rift’: Is Queen behind Meghan & Prince Harry’s move?
MEGHAN MARKLE and Kate Middleton’s relationship is rumoured to have “tension” after reports emerged this week a “rift” between the sisters-in-law is why Meghan and Prince Harry are moving out of Kensington Palace. However, a royal expert has now claimed there is another reason for the big move.
Meghan Markle, 37, and Prince Harry, 34, were reported earlier this week to be moving out of Kensington Palace and into Frogmore Cottage due to a “rift” between Meghan and sister-in-law Kate Middleton, 37.
But royal experts have quickly quashed the claims, with many explaining the Duchess of Sussex and Duchess of Cambridge are very different people and simply haven’t become best the best of friends.
Instead, the Queen is said to have suggested Meghan and Harry – who are expecting their first child – move to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.
While “tensions” between Meghan and Kate were first rumoured to be behind the move, royal expert Camilla Tominey said there is in fact a logical reason the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are re-locating their home.
The Queen introduced them to Frogmore as an idea to have their engagement photos there because it was renovated recently
Speaking on This Morning, Camilla explained: “The Queen introduced them to Frogmore as an idea to have their engagement photos there because it was renovated recently to mark the Queen’s wedding anniversary.
“The couple have spent a lot of time in Windsor as they’re close to Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank and Eugenie’s parents, the Yorks, who still live at Windsor Lodge – so there’s a connection.”
Camilla added: “And also Windsor’s nice – they got married there, it’s close to everything they need to be close to.”
The royal expert also rubbished claims of any feud between Catherine and Meghan, saying the women are at very different stages of their lives.
She said: “They’re not natural bedfellows, with little in common except they are ordinary women who’ve both been thrust into this spotlight. But equally they’re at different stages in their life – Kate has three children, Meghan has one on the way.
“But Meghan’s played a blinder, she threw herself in at the deep end – she went on a tour of the UK, she’s spoken very well on the world stage, her cookbook initiative in aid of Grenfell was a success. There’s of course going to be a shift in dynamics, they’re very traditional the royal family.”
Earlier this month rumours circulated Meghan wakes up at 5am to “fire off emails to staff”, but Camilla defended the 37 year old, explaining: “Hollywood actresses do get up at 5am!”
Camilla continued: “She’s very keen to set off her brief, she wants to make sure she’s on top of everything. And Harry’s very protective of her because she’s here by herself – Doria’s in LA, there’s friction with her father.”
And speaking about the separation of Prince Harry and brother Prince William’s offices, the royal correspondent said the siblings have always been incredibly close, but now need to focus on their individual family units.
She added: “Even the Cambridge’s describe Kensington Palace as a goldfish bowl, but William has a role to play – he’s second in line to the throne.
“Whereas Harry can take a step back, he’s very protective of his own privacy and wants to be away from the public gaze, especially when their child comes along.”
Camilla said the brothers “don’t want to repeat the Diana days”, which is why Kate and William keep their children, Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, three, and Prince Louis, seven months, out of the spotlight as much as possible.
“There’s a practical side to it – they don’t want their children to be front and centre,” Camilla said of the move.
Kensington Palace formally announced the move to Frogmore Cottage on Saturday.
The statement said: “Windsor is a very special place for their royal highnesses and they are grateful that their official residence will be on the estate.”
Frogmore Cottage is within the grounds of Frogmore House, where the couple had their wedding reception in May.
The couple are expected to move early next year before their baby arrives.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK