How the royal rift has divided the Internet between Team Kate and Team Meghan
The world has been divided into two as the tension between Duchess Kate Middleton and Duchess Meghan Markle seems to intensify.
While the Christmas cheer is slowly starting to kick in the UK, it does not look like the royal family is having a ball. Recently, there have been several reports that suggest that the royal family is experiencing a fallout because of the tension between the two royal ladies, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, and the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle. The rumors about this rift seemingly started taking shape when the palace confirmed that Prince Harry and Meghan would be moving to Frogmore cottage on the Windsor estate as the soon-to-be parents prepare to welcome their child. Various outlets speculated that one of the reasons for Harry and Meghan to take this step could be their desire to give a normal life to their child. However, if recent reports are to be believed then Kate might have had a little role to play in this decision.
The Sun reports that the relationship between Kate and Meghan started crumbling before the royal wedding which took place on May 19. It has been reported that Kate wasn't too happy with how Meghan was treating her staff.
“That’s unacceptable, they’re my staff and I speak to them," Kate reportedly told Meghan, according to a source. "She and Kate fell out when she b******ed Kate’s staff," the source further added. “It’s a tricky situation but it was a one-off and they are determined to maintain a positive relationship even though they are obviously very different in their approach.”
At the same time, royal reporter Ashley Pearson of The Express reported that Kate might be Queen Elizabeth's favorite because of certain qualities she possesses that Meghan does not. "She likes her middle-class values,” said Pearson. "She likes that she’s close to her family. Kate has never tried to garner extra attention for herself. There’s nothing flashy or showy."
She continued, "Kate toes the company line all the time, and that’s something that Queen Elizabeth very much wanted from Diana – which didn’t happen. She wanted [it] from Sarah Ferguson – which didn’t happen." She further added that the Queen also admires how Kate supports her family and the relationship she shares with them. It seems like the Queen is still having a hard time wrapping her head around the family drama which was created by Meghan's family prior to her wedding to Prince Harry and even in the days following it.
While the Queen might have a favorite it looks like the Internet does as well. Since the time Prince Harry and Meghan announced their move the Internet had been divided into "team Meghan" and "team Kate". Some of them favored Meghan by stating that she was right to speak her mind even if it meant to take a stand against the royal aides.
"This just shows that Meghan is a hard-working, conscientious, and professional woman committed to her work. And this also shows that those royal aides are super lazy, whiny, and inept. Anyone complaining about someone's work ethic is a loser. I'm #TeamMeghan," wrote one.
While another echoed the same sentiments, adding, "We all love Meghan Markle #TeamMeghan." But team Kate was not far behind as people were quick to point out that Kate knew how to present herself with grace and confidence. "I’m #teamkate She’s eloquent, well-mannered, beautiful and British. Meghan Markle will bring terrible division to the Royal family. She’s a troublemaking, ruthless social climber who drops those close to her the minute she decides she doesn’t need them," wrote a supporter of the Duchess of Cambridge.
Meanwhile, another user stated, "Got to be #teamkate! Kate Middleton is a charming, polite, respectful Brit, a woman who’s taken on an enormous role with grace and aplomb. Meghan Markle comes across as a bratty, obnoxious, loud, typical American. She’s trouble. It won’t last." Even though it looks like the world has been divided into "team Kate" and "team Meghan", recently, Kate hinted that the rumors need not be given so much thought as the mother-of-three stated that she was excited to welcome the new royal baby.