Prince William and Kate Middleton Want to End ‘Constant Comparison’ to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Expert Claims

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge have tried to filter out the noise that’s come with life in the spotlight, especially when it comes to the tabloid articles that compare Kate and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex or focus on the brothers’ feud. One royal expert claims that the Cambridges want to end the “constant comparison” to the Sussexes for good.

Prince William, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle at Remembrance Sunday and the Centenary of the Armistice service
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Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are constantly compared

In May, a report claimed that Kate was “exhausted and trapped” following Prince Harry and Meghan’s exit, with a friend of Kate’s telling Tatler that the “enormous” workload was overwhelming for the Cambridges.

“William and Catherine really wanted to be hands-on parents and the Sussexes have effectively thrown their three children under a bus,” the source shared. “There goes their morning school runs as the responsibilities on them now are enormous.”

Kate, the source claimed, was “furious about the larger workload,” explaining, “She’s working as hard as a top CEO, who has to be wheeled out all the time, without the benefits of boundaries and plenty of holidays.”

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A source pinpointed why Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle started feuding

The Tatler piece also shared the source of why Kate and Megan were never close. A friend of Kate’s claimed, “I don’t think that she ever pulled Meghan under her wing and said, ‘I’ll show you the ropes.’”

“Catherine and William were very circumspect from the beginning about Meghan, which hurt and incensed Harry,” the source added. “William rightly cautioned Harry to slow the relationship down. That’s why they all fell out.”

“As the rift got deeper between the brothers, Kate, who used to be so close to Harry, tried to pacify things. But her loyalty will always be to William,” the insider shared.

The palace shot down the article’s claims

At the time of the article about Kate, Kensington Palace commented that the report contained a “swathe of inaccuracies and false representations.”

Tatler issued a statement in response that supported the reporting, however. “Tatler’s Editor-in-Chief Richard Dennen stands behind the reporting of Anna Pasternak and her sources. Kensington Palace knew we were running the ‘Catherine the Great’ cover months ago and we asked them to work together on it.”

“The fact they are denying they ever knew is categorically false,” the statement added.

Kate doesn’t want to be compared to Meghan, expert claims

Kate was reportedly unhappy about the reporting and former royal editor Duncan Larcombe told New magazine that Prince William and Kate are “very keen” to end the “constant comparison between Kate and Meghan.”

“It’s almost as though they want to draw a line in the sand where it’s gone a bit too far,” Larcombe said of the Cambridges taking legal action against Tatler for the false claims.

“We know William and Kate are very sensitive about comparisons with Meghan,” Larcombe remarked. “The narrative of that falling out between William and Kate and Harry and Meghan touches a nerve.”