The first reports of alleged tension between Kate and Meghan came out in March 2018. A correspondent for Vanity Fair shared that the two women are friendly and spend a lot of time with each other. Meghan seemed to enjoy spending time with Kate and the children. Any animosity was likely fabricated by the media.
Still, there was a strong indication that the two were not feuding but decidedly not the best of friends yet. Kate and Meghan were different people with varying interests. On her part, Meghan seemed keen to establish her circle of friends while also spending time with Kate.
Prince Louis' Birth
On September 4, 2017, Kate and Prince William announced they were expecting baby number 3. The royal statement was similar to the previous two pregnancies – the family was delighted, but Kate suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum. On April 23, 2018, Prince Louis was born in the same hospital wing as his older siblings.
Supermom Kate presented her new baby to the world just seven hours after giving birth. The little prince was born a few weeks before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. Could you imagine baby Louis hanging in there briefly and stealing Meghan's thunder?
A Patron Of The Arts
Kate loves photography and is an honorary member of the Royal Photographic Society. Several of Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte’s official portraits have been their mother’s handiwork. She is known for taking candid photos that capture milestones like the first day of school, the first baby steps, and other occasions like birthdays.
In 2018, the Duchess became the first royal patron of the distinguished Victoria and Albert Museum in London - a fitting relationship for someone keen on photography, visual arts, and design. Kate has also been a long-standing patron of the National Portrait Gallery.
Kate Breaks Down
Prince Harry and Meghan got married in May 2018. Days before the royal wedding, media outlets published a story that Kate was emotionally distressed. Sources told the press that Kate broke down and was in tears after a bridesmaid’s dress fitting for Princess Charlotte.
The press shared no specifics about what led to the event and said that Kate may have felt emotional since she had just given birth to Prince Louis. Kate showed no signs of anxiety or stress on the wedding day and played the part of the supporting sister-in-law - to perfection.
Kate and The Sussexes' Leaving
By November 2018, rumors about an alleged feud between Kate and Meghan had spread like wildfire. It began in August 2018 when news about a royal split in Kensington Palace took the country by storm. Newspaper reports said Prince William and Prince Harry were splitting their professional responsibilities at Kensington Palace.
Prince Harry would have a separate office. Shortly after, he and Meghan moved out of Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage. The press suggested Meghan might be the catalyst for the split, and until now, no one knows what happened there ( and for most, no one really cares).