Monday 23 September 2019

Kate Middleton steps out with Prince William after reports she was 'in tears' over Meghan Markle

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Cambridge pay tribute to those who were tragically killed in the helicopter crash on Saturday 27th October at Leicester City Football Clubs King Power Stadium on November 28, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil P. Mockford/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Cambridge pay tribute to those who were tragically killed in the helicopter crash on Saturday 27th October at Leicester City Football Clubs King Power Stadium on November 28, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil P. Mockford/Getty Images)
Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha (L), the son of Leicester City's chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, talks with Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (C) and his wife Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as they visit to the King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on November 28, 2018
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Cambridge speak to members of the public as they pay tribute to those who were tragically killed in the helicopter crash on Saturday 27th October at Leicester City Football Clubs King Power Stadium on November 28, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil P. Mockford/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Cambridge pay tribute to those who were tragically killed in the helicopter crash on Saturday 27th October at Leicester City Football Clubs King Power Stadium on November 28, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil P. Mockford/Getty Images)
Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Cambridge pay tribute to those who were tragically killed in the helicopter crash on Saturday 27th October at Leicester City Football Clubs King Power Stadium on November 28, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil P. Mockford/Getty Images)
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)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2L), Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex react during the wedding ceremony of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Owen Humphreys / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read OWEN HUMPHREYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Cambridge pay tribute to those who were tragically killed in the helicopter crash on Saturday 27th October at Leicester City Football Clubs King Power Stadium on November 28, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil P. Mockford/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge followed by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave after attending a service marking the centenary of WW1 armistice at Westminster Abbey on November 11, 2018 - 11am on the 11th November 1918. This day is commemorated as Remembrance Day with special attention being paid for this years centenary. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

It's business as usual for Kate Middleton and Prince William today amid the increasing reports there are "tensions" behind the scenes with newylweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid tribute to the five people killed in a helicopter crash at Leicester City's ground, leaving a floral memento in their memory. The couple knew the club's owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died with four others when the aircraft came down in October, and they were met by members of his family.

It marks the couple's first public appearance since the myriad reports that there are changes afoot behind palace gates at Kensington Palace and not all for the better. What particularly seems to have captivated public attention is how the Duchess of Sussex is fitting into her new royal role and a fixation between her relationship with her sister-in-law.

While the anti-Meghan sentiment continues, with royal reporters stating that she is seen as "difficult" with staff, the Telegraph wrote yesterday that Kate was left "in tears" after a bridesmaid fitting with daughter Princess Charlotte earlier this year in the run-up to the royal wedding.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Cambridge pay tribute to those who were tragically killed in the helicopter crash on Saturday 27th October at Leicester City Football Clubs King Power Stadium on November 28, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil P. Mockford/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Cambridge pay tribute to those who were tragically killed in the helicopter crash on Saturday 27th October at Leicester City Football Clubs King Power Stadium on November 28, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Neil P. Mockford/Getty Images)

"Kate had only just given birth to Prince Louis and was feeling quite emotional," two separate sources told the paper. The Sun confirmed the reports, saying that the "pressure" of the big day became too much. It was also reported that Meghan and Harry were both left in tears when her father Thomas Markle pulled out of walking her up the aisle just days before the wedding.

Earlier this month, Meghan and Harry confirmed they are planning a move from their two-bedroom cottage at the palace in favour of Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, near where they exchanged vows in May.

Read more: Timeline: When did public favour turn so dramatically against Meghan Markle?

Another element is that they are said to want some physical distance between William and Kate and are considering having an entirely independent London space, which is in keeping with the general opinion that the pair want to raise their child as normal as possible.

"The initial plan was for Harry and Meghan to move out of their cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace and into one of the main apartments," an insider told The Sun.

"But there has been a bit of tension between the brothers. Now Harry and Meghan don’t want to live next to William and Kate and want to strike out on their own."

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2L), Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex react during the wedding ceremony of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Owen Humphreys / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read OWEN HUMPHREYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2L), Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex react during the wedding ceremony of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Owen Humphreys / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read OWEN HUMPHREYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Similarly, the Daily Mail reported earlier this week that they "don’t want to live next door to William and Catherine."

"They will soon have separate offices and separate lives, so it would make sense for them to live further afield," a source told the paper.

"There is no reason why their London home has to be at Kensington Palace. There are plenty of other options, including using their own money to buy their own place.

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