Monday 14 October 2019

'This is expected of a royal couple' - royal expert says Harry and Meghan aren't feuding with William and Kate

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend an Investiture for Michael McHugo the founder of 'Education for All' with the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire on February 24, 2019 in Asni, Morocco
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend an Investiture for Michael McHugo the founder of 'Education for All' with the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire on February 24, 2019 in Asni, Morocco
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex visit the Andalusian Gardens in Rabat, Morocco February 25, 2019. Facundo Arrizabalaga/Pool via REUTERS
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit a cooking demonstration, where children from under-privileged backgrounds learn traditional Moroccan recipes from one of Moroccos foremost chefs at the Villa des Ambassadors on February 25, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby - Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex visit the Andalusian Gardens in Rabat, Morocco February 25, 2019. Facundo Arrizabalaga/Pool via REUTERS
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex arrive at the residence of Moroccan King Mohammed VI in Rabat, Morocco February 25, 2019. Yui Mok/Pool via REUTERS
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United they stand: Kate, William, Meghan and Harry attending Christmas service at Sandringham last year. Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
(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)
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
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
TOGETHER: Duchesses Meghan and Kate attend church at Sandringham on Christmas Day. Photo: Joe Gidden/PA
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A royal expert ended speculation about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's reported feuding with Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Last year, it was reported Britain's Duke and Duchess of Sussex would be splintering from the umbrella of Kensington Palace, moving away from working so closely with the Cambridges, which only added to the persistent belief that the couples weren't getting along behind the scenes, particularly Meghan and Kate.

Omid Scobie, who contributes to Good Morning America and Harper's Bazaar broke the story that Meghan was throwing a baby shower in New York and has been making a name for himself in royal reporting circles for the scoops on the Sussexes. While speaking on Yahoo UK's The Royal Box, he said there was always a plan for the two families to separate professionally after Harry wed, especially now that he is expecting his first child. He also asserts that the 34-year-old always wanted a life free from the confines of Kensington Palace as much as possible.

"I've had aides at Kensington Palace say to me that long before Meghan even came on the scene, they always knew that when he got married and wasn't sort of the spare wheel, that he would go off and do his own thing with his partner and they would very much live under their household with their own staff," he said. "A lot of people expected this to be a divide which happened a lot further down the line but baby Sussex is just around the corner and there's a lot to do before then, so this split of the households will be the most important thing."

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
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

Rumours of a feud between Harry and William's wives came to a peak in December, but the foursome put on a united front on Christmas Day and suggestions of turbulence have slowly dissapated. In further support that the claims were exaggerated, it's believed that Kate is throwing Meghan a more low-key baby shower back in the UK, which will be more for those in her inner circle, including her mother Doria Ragland, who didn't attend the New York bash. 

“There is still going to be some sort of private baby-centric event for Meghan’s U.K. people, and Kate will host... Her glam people and other relatives will be there. Not sure if it’s a total baby ‘shower,’ but you could probably call it that," a source told Us Weekly.

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