There is so much gossip surrounding the British royal family that it’s hard to keep track of what’s real and what’s fake. And the rumor mill has been working overtime with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s wedding just a few months away. The latest bit of scandal: There’s a feud brewing between Harry fiancee and Camilla Parker-Bowles. We looked at all the questions surrounding this supposed fight, and tried to piece some of the rumors together.
For starters: Why would they fight?
Meghan and Camilla can’t possibly know each other very well. And Camilla recently gushed over the engagement to Prince Harry. So why would a feud be on the horizon? As one online rag alleges, the Duchess of Cornwall has never thought the American actress was worthy of marrying into the royal family.
Next: Trying to decipher how a feud might have started.
Why would Camilla think of Meghan this way?
For starters, Camilla supposedly isn’t fond of Meghan because she is American and does not come from a royal background. (Camilla allegedly felt the same way about Kate Middleton entering the royal family, so there could potentially be some truth to this rumor.) It is also rumored that Camilla wasn’t a fan of Meghan dumping her boyfriend of two years the second she met Harry, seeing it as a social climbing move. (Something Meghan’s stepsister has also accused her of.)
Next: Seeing if a fight interrupted the engagement timeline.
Was the engagement really postponed?
According to Inquisitr, Camilla flew to Toronto in the summer of 2017 to tell Meghan in person that she should not accept a marriage proposal from Harry. And that, if Meghan accepted, the Camilla would “make life difficult” for her. While Harry and Meghan announced their engagement later in the year, it was alleged that Camilla’s meddling pushed things back.
Next: Examining the lengths Camilla might have gone to.
Has Camilla continued to cause trouble?
New Idea claims that Camilla didn’t stop at trying to sabotage the engagement. The site alleges that the duchess is responsible for at least 14 key staffers at Buckingham Palace resigning, which in turn postponed the early stages of planning the wedding. It’s also said that Prince Harry was livid and supposedly confronted his stepmother about the matter. (Of course, this is all from “well-placed sources” and it isn’t completely clear if this rumor is true.)
Next: Relating the allegations to previous rumors.
Has Camilla meddled like this before?
As it turns out, this isn’t the first time that Camilla has been accused of trying to ruin a royal wedding. Gossip columns pointed their fingers at her back in 2011 for allegedly trying to interfere with Prince William and Kate Middleton’s relationship. It was said that Camilla had confidantes leak lies about Kate to the tabloids in order to paint her in a bad light.
Next: Speaking of Duchess Catherine …
What does Kate think?
Here’s where things get interesting. One gossip rag claims that the Duchess of Cambridge and the future royal have joined forces to kick Camilla out of the royal family. Another gossip site, Gossip Cop, says that story is untrue because it has “inside sources” telling it the claim is 100% not true. (Although if you read the bottom of that post, it appears this could just be a case of two tabloids fighting with each other.)
Next: Only one questions remains …
Will we ever know the truth?
Unless Meghan unleashes a right hook that connects with Camilla’s jaw, we’ll likely never know if the two are actually at odds or not. Surely there will be a million photographers trying to catch Camilla glaring in Meghan’s direction at the wedding. Or body language experts deciphering how uncomfortable they look standing next to each other. But for now, all we have is the good ol’ rumor mill.
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