During Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee celebration in June, Kate Middleton appeared to be fully embraced as a member of the royal family ... only to receive the equivalent of a DIRECT SLAP IN THE FACE from the BITTER QUEEN herself!
Yes, Life & Style claims that one of the longest-reigning monarchs in European history is jealous of Kate Middleton. How, you ask, was Kate supposedly dissed and dismissed?
In an official revision to the Royal Household's Order of Precedence, Kate is required to curtsy to Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson's two daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, as they're both considered blood princesses.
Whereas Kate merely married into the royal family, obviously.
"It's a total humiliation for Kate," a source in Kate and William's social circle says. "It's like a demotion for her, and the queen is the one who ordered this."
When William's with her, no curtsy is necessary, but if she encounters them without her husband, she has to bow down, in public or private. Degrading.
"These queen's moves are designed to remind Kate that just because she's popular, she isn't as important as any other royal-born family member," the friend says.
The horror? What's next, calling Kate Middleton a gold digger?