Did Kate Middleton Just Quietly Distance Herself From Meghan Markle?

The relationship between Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle has always been something that many royal fans love to talk about. The two duchesses reportedly were feuding with each other not long ago, but these days it seems that they are on good terms.

However, their friendliness might not last for long. Royal fans feel the Duchess of Cambridge has been quietly throwing shade at the Duchess of Sussex for a few months now. Now, Duchess Kate’s most recent move could be a sign that she wants to distance herself even more from Duchess Meghan.

Kate Middleton took a commercial flight back in August

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In August, Markle and Prince Harry were widely slammed for being “hypocrites.” The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are well-known environmental activists, though they were seen taking gas-guzzling private jets four times in 11 days, which did not make fans happy.

Many people criticized the couple, with some even saying that Markle and Prince Harry “don’t seem to care” about their image. But more importantly, the duke and duchess were accused of being convenient environmentalists.

Not long after this incident, Duchess Kate and Prince William were spotted taking a commercial flight with British Airways. The pair were accompanied by their three children and a nanny. Even though this could have merely been a coincidence, a lot of onlookers believe that the Cambridges were trying to silently shade the Sussexes.

Some made the case that maybe Middleton and Prince William didn’t want to receive the same negative press as Markle and Prince Harry. After all, why go private when you know the public won’t be impressed?

Kate Middleton recently took public transportation to an event

As if that was not enough, Duchess Kate was recently seen taking public transportation to a charity event. The Duchess of Cambridge traveled from London to Norfolk to attend the launch of The Nook children’s hospice and took a commuter train alongside average folks.

Although she had bodyguards with her and was wearing an expensive Oscar de la Renta jacket, her transportation choice was still very well-received by fans.

“Far more green & much cheaper to get the train, like the rest of us,” one fan said on Twitter.

Another person commented: “That’s something Diana would do!! Well done Kate!”

It could be Duchess Kate is setting an example of sustainability through her actions. Or it could be that she’s showing the world that she’s more down to Earth than Duchess Meghan.

Is Kate Middleton quietly distancing herself from Meghan Markle?

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Five years ago The Duchess of Cambridge launched @eachhospices’ Nook Appeal, which aimed to raise funds for a purpose-built children’s hospice near Norwich — today The Duchess officially opened The Nook in Framingham Earl! The new hospice contains more areas for clinical care and dedicated therapy rooms, allowing EACH to meet the increased demand for its service and the ever-changing and more complex needs of those it cares for. The Duchess attended the launch of The Nook appeal in November 2014, and visited the charity’s previous Norfolk hospice in Quidenham in January 2017, which served as a home-from-home for over 25 years. Speaking at today’s opening, The Duchess said: “You have created here at The Nook a nurturing, caring environment that allows families who are going through the unimaginable the ability to spend precious quality time with each other, comforted in the knowledge that their children are being looked after in the best possible way. EACH was one of the very first charities that I decided to become Patron of after my marriage. Whilst a lot has changed since then, my commitment and support for this wonderful organisation and the work that you do has not”. East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk and supports their families. Their care service includes specialist nursing care, symptom management nursing, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies, counselling and volunteer services in the family home; all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family Kensington Palace

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It’s not clear if Middleton truly has intentions to distance herself from Markle, but it is important to note that Prince Harry admitted that he and Prince William have been drifting apart. If the two brothers are not on good terms, there is a chance that their spouses might not be either.

However, Middleton and Markle’s relationship is still unclear at this point. In any case, regardless of whether Duchess Kate is trying to distance herself from Duchess Meghan or not, she has definitely done a good job of keeping her approval ratings high.

After the private jet controversy, Markle and Prince Harry continued to attract negative press. The couple released a surprise documentary in October to let the world in on some of their private matters, which reportedly did not sit well with Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the royal family.

Then, the Sussexes declined the invitation to participate in the royal family’s annual gathering at Sandringham House — a tradition that has been going on for over 30 years now. (It should also be noted that Middleton and Prince William alternate their Christmas celebrations between their families.) This makes many people believe that Markle and Prince Harry are trying to avoid having to face their family members after everything that happened these past few months.