Tuesday 20 August 2019

Fab four feud 'began when Prince Harry berated Kate and William for not supporting Meghan enough'

(L-R front row) Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a ceremony to present a new Queen's Colour to the Royal Air Force (RAF) at Buckingham Palace in London on July 10, 2018 to mark its centenary
(L-R front row) Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a ceremony to present a new Queen's Colour to the Royal Air Force (RAF) at Buckingham Palace in London on July 10, 2018 to mark its centenary
The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon
The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duchess of Sussex with Pippa Matthews on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall make their way along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade, in London, ahead of the Trooping the Colour ceremony, as The Queen celebrates her official birthday
Meghan and Harry at Trooping the Colour
(L-R) Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L), talks with Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (R) as Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, stand by attending the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 11, 2019
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Britain's Prince Charles, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge along with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at St Mary Magdalene's church for the Royal Family's Christmas Day service on the Sandringham estate in eastern England, Britain, December 25, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
(L-R) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watch the RAF flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, as members of the Royal Family attend events to mark the centenary of the RAF on July 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images) (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
TOGETHER: Duchesses Meghan and Kate attend church at Sandringham on Christmas Day. Photo: Joe Gidden/PA
In this handout image provided by Clarence House, HRH Prince Charles Prince of Wales poses for an official portrait to mark his 70th Birthday in the gardens of Clarence House, with Their Royal Highnesses Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Willliam Duke of Cambridge, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Prince Harry Duke of Sussex and Meghan Duchess of Sussex, on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson / Clarence House via Getty Images)
Meghan Markle at the women’s singles final at Wimbledon in London on Saturday. Photo: REUTERS/Toby Melville
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

The feud between the Cambridge and Sussex families reportedly began when Harry berated his brother Prince William and sister-in-law Kate Middleton for not supporting his new wife Meghan Markle.

Earlier this year, the couples, who had been operating the Kensington Palace umbrella, severed their last official ties together with Meghan and Harrry moving their work to Buckingham Palace instead. It comes after more than a year of persistent rumours of tension between the brothers and subsequently their wives.

While William and Kate have a clearly defined path as Britain's future king and queen consort, Harry has a more flexible future and is trying to carve out an independent path for his wife and their son Archie. He is famously protective of Meghan and according to a new report, "read William and Kate the riot act" for not being more overtly supportive of her, which prompted tension between the households. 

The couples were said to be at their home in Kensington Palace and Harry let his feelings be known after the children had gone to bed, according to the Daily Mail.

A compromise was made that Kate would try to support Meghan and more and is said to have dropped by with flowers the following day and agreed to join her at Wimbledon in 2018, which appears to now be an annual tradition between the two.

The Sussexes moved out of the two-bedroom home where Harry lived for years and the couple shared for the first few months of their marriage, moving to Windsor for more privacy and have also established their own charity, separating from the Royal Foundation, which Harry founded alongside William in 2009.

Meghan Markle at the women’s singles final at Wimbledon in London on Saturday. Photo: REUTERS/Toby Melville
Meghan Markle at the women’s singles final at Wimbledon in London on Saturday. Photo: REUTERS/Toby Melville

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