Ever since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's 2018 wedding persistent rumours have circulated pitting the newly minted Duchess of Sussex against Prince William's wife Kate Middleton. The two women, both 37, have endured an endless stream of online bullying since becoming royals with the latest rumour revolving around their supposed rift.
The Duchesses are said to have fallen out for several reasons, with the most reported being Meghan allegedly "making Kate cry" during Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress fitting, her decision to relocate to Frogmore Cottage instead of becoming Kate and Wills’ neighbours, and reportedly Meghan’s treatment of her staff.
This week, royal expert Katie Nicholl opened up about the supposed feud in a promo for an upcoming documentary on their alleged fallout. According to Katie, it’s the brothers not the sisters-in-law that started the divide.
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"William was quite concerned that the relationship had moved so quickly," Nicholl explained in the documentary. "And being close to Harry, probably the only person close enough to say to Harry, 'This seems to be moving quickly, are you sure?'"
She continued: "I think what was meant as well-intended brotherly advice just riled Harry. Harry is hugely protective of Meghan. He saw that as criticism. He interpreted that as his brother not really being behind this marriage, this union, and I don’t think things have been quite right ever since."
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This article originally appeared on marie claire Australia.