Did Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Instagram Photo Just Quietly Hint They’ve Cut Ties With Harry and Meghan?

It’s no secret that there has been some difficulty in the royal relationships lately. For months, many speculated that Prince Harry and Prince William were in some kind of tiff, and there were endless rumors about a feud between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton as well. Harry recently came to terms with his brotherly feud and admitted during an interview that they aren’t in the best place. But William and Kate just seemed to throw a major hint that they’re cutting Meghan and Harry out of their lives.

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry
Prince William, Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry | Samir Hussein/WireImage

There have been endless rumors about a feud between Kate and Meghan

Ever since Meghan joined the royal family, the tabloids have been looking for reasons to bring her down. She’s been at the center of many rumors, including those regarding a hostile relationship with both her father and Duchess Kate. Though Meghan and her father did seem to be on bad terms, there was never any real proof that the two duchesses weren’t getting along. There were reports that Prince Charles had to step in and make sure the two women were friendly with each other, but since the beginning of the year, the rumors have died down a bit. Meghan and Kate even attended Wimbledon together over the summer. But then, we learned for sure that their husbands aren’t on the best terms.   

Harry recently admitted he and his brother are on rocky terms

In a groundbreaking interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry admitted that he and William weren’t on the same page. He told journalist Tom Bradby that the men will always love each other, but he said they are in different places at the moment. He also noted they don’t see each other as much with their lives taking such different paths. Harry and William split their royal households last year, which some saw as the beginning of the end for their close relationship. However, it is to be expected that they might grow apart a little bit, with William preparing to be king and Harry falling further down the line for the throne.

William and Kate just posted an Instagram photo — and Meghan and Harry were cut out of it  

On November 9, William and Kate posted a photo collage of their time spent with other royal family members at the Festival of Remembrance at Royal Albert Hall. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Instagram account noted that they spent the day with several other royals. However, the Instagram account posted a photo of the royals all together — but Harry and Meghan were cut out of it. The Sussex couple was sitting on the far opposite end of William and Kate, and they did not make the photo opp. But other images, including the one posted to Harry and Meghan’s account, show that they were not cut out of the other wide-angle photos.

The second photo in William and Kate’s post shows that Harry and Meghan were cut. In the Sussex’s post, nobody was cut from the picture.

Meghan and Harry posted a very similar photo to their account — but they did not cut out their in-laws. It’s unclear if William and Kate purposely excluded Harry and Meghan from the photo, but it seems that it would have been easy enough for them to get their hands on the picture that included everyone. William and Kate’s photo ends with Camilla at the far right; Harry and Meghan were standing just beyond her. It seems that the photo is telling of where things stand between the Charles’ two sons, and it feels as if the act were done as William and Kate’s way of metaphorically cutting the Sussex family out of their lives.

Harry and Meghan’s third image shows all of the royals.