Prince William and Kate will spend Christmas with Meghan and Prince Harry as palace tries to play down rumors of feud between the two families
Headlines about the strained relationship between Meghan and Kate have been around for over a week now which would mean that their Christmas appearance will be heavily scrutinized
A lot has been said about the ongoing feud between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton but despite rumors about increasing tensions between the sisters-in-law, they are reportedly set to spend Christmas together. Royal sources have been working overtime to let people know that there is no conflict between the two women. In fact, new reports suggest that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will spend Christmas at Sandringham with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The Daily Mail reports that this decision is an attempt to show solidarity to the public.
Earlier reports had suggested that the couples would spend the holidays apart, Kate and William at the Middletons and Harry and Meghan at Sandringham, but now they will be joining each other and the Queen in Norfolk for the Royal Family's traditional festive celebrations.
Headlines about the strained relationship between Meghan and Kate have been around for over a week now which would mean that their appearance together in the public eye during Christmas will be heavily scrutinized by the media. Some reports have also claimed that the strained relationship between the two has begun to impact Prince Harry and Prince William, affecting their relationship as well. Sources have confirmed that there has been no major falling out between the two couples but also revealed that the two Duchesses do not get on particularly well and there have been some tensions behind the scenes.
When it was revealed that Meghan and Prince Harry would be moving out of Kensington Palace, sources attributed the decision to the ongoing conflict between Meghan and Kate but royal sources refuted those claims. It has also been reaffirmed that the brothers are still as close as ever and it would be wrong to attribute Harry and Meghan's decision to move out to any issues between the women.
Meghan has also been in the news for her supposed dictatorial behavior which is why the royal household doesn't take to her too much. Meghan's personal assistant Melissa Toubati resigned after just six months, having broken down in tears over the stress of her job. A source who was familiar with the nature of the assistant's job revealed,"Her job was highly pressurized and in the end it became too much. She put up with quite a lot. Meghan put a lot of demands on her and it ended up with her in tears." The source continued, "Melissa is a total professional and fantastic at her job, but things came to a head and it was easier for them to go their separate ways." The Duchess is said to have emailed staff with requests and instructions as early as 5 am.
With all this negative press, palace insiders are urging that the new Duchess take the Queen's help to navigate these troubled times. Being under the constant scrutiny of the media and public can become very overwhelming but since the matriarch has seen it all, she would be the best person to guide Meghan out of this fix. Apart from rumors of things being frosty between the two sisters-in-law, reports also have been saying that William is having second thoughts about Meghan being the right choice for his brother. Reports say, he has made his concern clear and his thoughts are known by both the Queen and Prince Harry.