Kate Middleton and Prince William Are Following in Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Footsteps by Suing a Tabloid, Source Says
The British royal family is embarking on a new era. With Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry out as senior royals, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge seem to be reflecting on what went wrong and how they can shift things moving forward.
The Sussexes exited the royal family after the constant harassment, sexism, and racism that was spewed toward Meghan. The Duchess of Sussex is currently in a legal battle with Mail Online and its publishers for publishing a private letter that she wrote to her father, Thomas Markle.
In fact, Prince Harry once said that he admired his wife because she’s not afraid of the media. “From the moment that I found a wife that was strong enough to be able to stand up for what we believe in together, has basically scared them so much that they’ve now come out incredibly angry, they’ve come out fighting, and all they will try and do now is try and destroy our reputation and try and, you know, sink us,” he said in a leaked phone call. “But what they don’t understand is the battle we are fighting against them is far more than just us.”
Now it seems that Prince William and Kate Middleton are following in the Sussexes footsteps.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have a history battling tabloids
Prince Harry and Meghan began battling the tabloids in October 2019. Though they haven’t won any battles yet, their willingness to fight back is unprecedented for royals who have believed in the stiff upper lip policy for generations.
“My wife has become one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences — a ruthless campaign that has escalated over the past year, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son,” Prince Harry said. “Though we have continued to put on a brave face — as so many of you can relate to — I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been.”
Kate Middleton is speaking up against a tabloid who told a ‘string of lies’ about her
Now, for one of the first times since she married Prince William in 2011, Kate is also clapping back at tabloid rumors. Recently Tatler Magazine wrote a piece on the duchess titled, “Catherine the Great.” In the article, they claimed that Kate has been feeling exhausted and trapped’ by her increased workload following Megxit.
The tabloid also criticized her weight saying, “Kate has become perilously thin, just like – some point out – Princess Diana.” They also suggested that the origins of her alleged beef with Meghan began over some stockings.
Kate Middleton and Prince William are following in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s footsteps
Though Kate and Prince William have battled tabloid rumors, before including rumors of an affair Prince William had with their friend, Rose Handbury, the Cambridges usually stay silent. Therefore, when Kate immediately clapped back at Tatler’s claims fans were stunned. “This story contains a swathe of inaccuracies and false misrepresentations which were not put to Kensington Palace prior to publication,” Kensington Palace said in a statement.
Now, it appears that the Cambridges are looking to sue the tabloid. “That is such an extremely cruel and wounding barb,” an insider told Daily Mail. “It’s disgusting. It’s sexist and woman-shaming at its very worst. The piece is full of lies. There is no truth to their claim that the Duchess feels overwhelmed with work, nor that the Duke is obsessed with Carole Middleton. It’s preposterous and downright wrong.”
The Cambridges feel that the stiff upper lip policy is no longer acceptable, and the precedent that the Sussexes have set is prompting them to speak up.