Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘overshadowed’ Kate Middleton’s birthday: ‘Such a shame’


PRINCE HARRY and Meghan Markle “overshadowed” Kate Middleton’s birthday as they announced their plans to leave the Royal Family, royal author Phil Dampier claimed.

The announcement sent shockwaves around the world, and also may have inadvertently impacted Kate’s birthday the day after, a royal author claimed.

Phil Dampier told The Sun at the time: “Apart from anything else, Harry and Meghan’s announcement has overshadowed Kate’s 38th birthday.

“It’s just another example how far the so-called Fab Four have drifted apart and I doubt Harry and Meghan will be at any celebrations for Kate.

“It’s a sad day for the monarchy that these two brothers and their wives, who had the potential to be such a positive force, are now in this position.”

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Prince Harry news: Harry and Meghan have clashed with William and Kate (Image: getty)

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Prince Harry news: Harry and Meghan left royal duties (Image: getty)

The relationship between Kate and Meghan has been a subject of much debate in recent years.

In November 2018, the Telegraph reported that Meghan made Kate cry at a bridesmaids’ dress fitting for Princess Charlotte.

Kensington Palace didn’t comment on the story when it was published.

Meghan later told Oprah Winfrey in March 2021 that the report was false, and in fact it was her, not Kate, who had ended up in tears after the dress fitting.

The Duchess of Sussex added that Kate “owned it and apologised” to her with a handwritten note and flowers.

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Prince Harry news: Harry and Meghan criticised the Royal Family (Image: getty)

Kate hasn’t publicly commented on Meghan’s interview with Oprah or her side of the story, but royal expert Ms Nicholl said a the time that the Duchess of Cambridge was “mortified” by this version of events.

She told OK Magazine: “From what I hear, there are different versions of the bridesmaid story, not just the one Meghan discussed.

“Kate felt it was all sorted, so to have it brought up again was mortifying. Kate is not in a position to respond and Meghan and Harry know that.”

Ms Nicholl added that Kate has “never wanted” reports of a rift with Meghan to be published in the press.

She added: “Kate is so discreet and respects her personal life.

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Prince Harry news: It was Kate’s birthday the day atter (Image: getty)

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Prince Harry news: Meghan and Kate (Image: getty)

While it is unclear how Kate and Meghan’s relationship with each other is at this point in time, reports in August suggested Duchesses could be planning a joint Netflix project.

A source told US Weekly at the time: “Meghan and Kate are actually getting along really well and have been in touch more often.

“Meghan has been talking to her about collaborating on a project for Netflix, a documentary that will spotlight Kate’s charity work and the huge impact she’s made with her philanthropy.

“Kate is very flattered, and it’s all very positive between them.”


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