Meghan Markle Connected to the Journalist Who Wrote That Scathing Article About Kate Middleton, Source Claims

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex might have an interesting connection to the journalist who wrote a scathing article for Tatler about Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. The piece in question made some shocking claims about the Duchess of Cambridge, who has launched a lawsuit against the magazine. While Kate and Prince William are doing their best to shut the story down, a source is claiming the Duchess of Sussex has a link to the author of the article.

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle
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Kate Middleton and Prince William take action against Tatler

In a piece for Tatler, author Anna Pasternak made some surprising claims against Kate. The article slammed Kate for being “boring” and argued that she feels “trapped” and “exhausted” under the weight of Megxit.

In a shocking move, Pasternak also compared Kate’s weight fluctuations to Princess Diana, who openly discussed her eating disorders. At one point in the article, Pasternak noted that, like Diana, Kate was looking “perilously thin.”

William and Kate were understandably upset by the claims in the article and sent letters to Tatler asking the magazine to take it down. Kensington Palace even issued a statement assuring fans that the article featured a “swathe of inaccuracies and false representations.”

In response, Tatler has confirmed that the Cambridges sent them a notice to remove the piece. The magazine has zero intention of taking it down and slammed the couple for sending them a request that has “no merit.”

“We can confirm we have received correspondence from lawyers acting for the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge and believe it has no merit,” the magazine stated.

Inside Meghan Markle’s apparent connection to the article

While royal watchers are eager to see how things play out, a source told The Sun that Meghan has an interesting connection to Pasternak.

The source claimed that Pasternak is close friends with Vanessa Mulroney, a former Tatler employee. Vanessa is the sister-in-law of Jessica Mulroney, who happens to be Meghan’s best friend.

Meghan and Jessica have been close for several years, and she was the maid of honor at the duchess’s wedding in 2018.

As far as Pasternak is concerned, the source claimed the author believes everything she wrote in the article is correct and will not back down.

“Pasternak is sticking to her story and saying her sources are good,” the source said. “She is very well connected in the US. She is friends with Vanessa Mulroney who used to work at Tatler and now lives in Canada.”

Did the Duchess of Sussex speak to Pasternak?

Pasternak hails from Oxfordshire and is a veteran journalist who has worked for just about every major newspaper in the United Kingdom. She also recently penned a book titled The American Duchess and is the author of the 1994 book, Princess In Love, which documented Diana’s romance with James Hewitt.

The identity of Pasternak’s sources in the Tatler article remains unclear, but there is no evidence that Meghan said anything to her. That does not mean Meghan kept silent on the issue, but there is nothing to suggest that the Duchess of Sussex is one of the sources.

That said, this would not be the first time one of Meghan’s friends spoke out in her defense. After her wedding, five of Meghan’s friends talked to People Magazine in light of the drama surrounding her father, Thomas Markle.

It is widely believed that Jessica was one of those friends, though that has never been proven.

Is this how Meghan Markle feels about Kate Middleton’s drama?

Meghan has yet to share her thoughts on Kate’s drama with Tatler. Inside sources, however, claim that Meghan is not happy about how the royal family was quick to defend Kate against the British media.

According to NZ Herald, a source says that Meghan complained about how Kensington Palace never said anything when she was in the hot seat. But palace officials didn’t even wait 24 hours before they released a statement defending the Duchess of Cambridge.

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“Meghan said Kensington Palace never once came to her defense when she was being shredded by the media,” a source said. “Now Kate gets a bit of negative press, and the Palace comes out in less than 24 hours to rebuke the claims made against her.”

Meghan and Harry are currently living in Los Angeles, where they are reportedly looking to set down roots. The couple’s exit from the royal family went into effect at the end of March and will be re-examined next year.