Meghan feels Palace's outpouring of support for Kate over negative press is a 'slap in the face': Report
An insider has claimed that the Kensington Palace never supported Meghan Markle when was 'shredded by the media' yet supported Kate when after a negative article came to light
Meghan Markle has reportedly complained that her sister-in-law Kate Middleton "snaps her fingers" and is backed up by the Palace after a negative article whereas she did not receive any support when she was slammed by the media. It was just last week that Tatler magazine published a story called 'Catherine the Great', which Prince William and Kate said had a "swathe of inaccuracies and false representations."
Insiders have said that Meghan is upset over the sense of urgency and support that Kate received from the Palace, reports Daily Mail. "Meghan said Kensington Palace never once came to her defense when she was being shredded by the media. Now Kate gets a bit of negative press, and the Palace comes out in less than 24 hours to rebuke the claims made against her," a friend said. The Kensington Palace also reportedly sent legal notices to the magazine to take down the story. It seems that Meghan, who is currently living in Los Angeles with her husband Prince Harry, told her friends that when she was bombarded with negative press, the Palace did not interfere despite Harry's pleas.
As a result, Prince Harry and Meghan eventually stepped down as senior members of the royal family and shifted base to LA. "This is really a slap in the face for Harry because he repeatedly asked for an updated, revised media policy or at least a conversation about his concerns," the friend revealed. "All fell on deaf ears and then Kate comes along, snaps her fingers, and gets an outpouring of support," the friend continued. "Meghan says it’s just so telling. She explained this was one of the main reasons why she and Harry said their goodbyes to royal life... the lack of support and complete disregard for the pain and anguish Meghan suffered while being crucified by the media," shared the friend.
"Meghan said rather than backing her, she was made to feel like she was asking too much, expecting too much, when all she wanted was support from the powers that be." The Tatler article that had been written on Kate spoke about how the mother of three felt overworked and tired as she had to take on a lot more responsibility once Prince Harry and Meghan left the royal family. The article quoted a source saying, "Kate is furious about the larger workload… She feels exhausted and trapped. She's working as hard as a top CEO, who has to be wheeled out all the time, without the benefits of boundaries and plenty of holidays."
The Kensington Palace was quick to call out the quote saying, "There is no truth to their claim that the Duchess feels overwhelmed with work, nor that the Duke is obsessed with Carole Middleton. It's preposterous and downright wrong," Daily Mail reveals. It has also been reported that Meghan shared with close aides that she is not surprised about Kate taking jabs at her as she was never fully supportive of her transition into the royal family. "Meghan said on her last trip to England, Kate barely said two words to her and that it’s absolutely preposterous for her to start playing the blame game," a source said.
"Of all the people in the royal family, Meghan said she had hoped to develop a close relationship with Kate, but was never given the chance. It was hurtful and disappointing for Meghan. Meghan said Kate never gave her the benefit of the doubt or reached out to her when she was at her lowest, struggling to adjust with very few friends," the insider added. "Had the roles been reversed, Meghan said she would have gone out of her way to make Kate feel part of the family. She would have embraced their sisterhood."