Are Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Still Feuding?

For months now, rumors have been swirling about an apparent feud between Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. Fans have been speculating that a rift between the two is a possible reason that Meghan and Harry are moving outside of London to the quaint town of Windsor, and have also been wondering if Prince Charles will step in and require the two duchesses to make amends.

In recent weeks, the rumors seemed to have been fading. However, due to the behavior of the two women at a recent event, a body language expert feels there may still be extreme tension between the pair. So, what was it about the interaction between Meghan and Kate that leads people to feel they may still be feuding?

The party for Prince Charles

Kate and Meghan, along with their husbands Princes William and Harry, recently attended a fancy party at Buckingham Palace that was held in honor of Prince Charles. It was said to be the first time the royal four were together since they attended the queen’s Christmas celebration at her Sandringham Estate. Apparently, there was extreme tension all during the event, with Kate turning her back to Meghan and blatantly ignoring her sister-in-law as well. Meghan sat by herself and didn’t interact with Kate at the party.

Kate seemed to be having a much better time than Meghan

As can be seen in the many pictures that were taken at the party, Meghan does not seem to be socializing nearly as much as Kate does. Meghan seemed to be isolating herself from the other members of the party, while Kate was smiling, talking and having a wonderful time. It is possible that Meghan felt uncomfortable in Kate’s presence, leading fans to believe that all is not good between the two royals.

Their body language

According to a body language expert, the Duchess’ behavior at the event strongly indicates they are still feuding. They clearly were not happy to see each other, and their behavior indicates there are feelings of animosity for reasons that are still unknown. To make matters even more concerning, Harry and William did not seem to be as friendly as they usually are. The two brothers are famously very close, and can often be seen laughing and enjoying each other’s company. However, given that the event was mainly focused on their father, Prince Charles, it is hard to know what was truly going on behind the scenes.

Was this an attempt to put the focus on Prince Charles?

Royal fans are still unclear as to if there actually is a rift going on between the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge. The event at Buckingham Palace was held in honor of the 50th anniversary of the investiture of Prince Charles, and it is certainly a possibility that William and Harry, and maybe even Meghan and Kate, did not want to steal the focus. Perhaps this was the case, and fans are reading too much into the situation!

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton
Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton at Buckingham Palace | Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images

What are some other possible reasons for the unusual behavior?

The usually friendly and talkative Meghan was quiet at the event and seemed a little disconnected from the other royal family members. While some think that she and Kate were simply not happy to see each other, it could be that Meghan was not feeling well at the late stage of her pregnancy. She has been keeping quite the busy schedule ever since she announced that she and Harry were expecting their first child, and it very well may be that she was a bit tired that day. Let’s hope that there is a valid explanation and that all is well with Meghan and Kate!