Meghan Markle: Stealing the Spotlight From Pregnant Kate Middleton?

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It's an exciting time to be a royal watcher.

For one thing, it seems that with each passing day, we inch closer to the official announcement that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged.

In fact, the consensus amongst insiders seems to be that Harry and Meghan are already engaged, and are currently awaiting the go-ahead to make the official announcement.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Invictus Games

Like we said, it's all very exciting stuff, and in certain circles, the excitement over an American being welcomed into the royal family is downright palpable,

Oh, speaking of new additions, Kate Middleton is pregnant with her third child, which is also a thing. We suppose.

We kid, of course.

There's a tremendous amount of enthusiasm over Kate's pregnancy, but Meghan and Harry seem to be receiving the bulk of the tabloid coverage these days.

There are numerous reasons for this, of course:

Kate Middleton Baby Bump Sighting!

For one thing, Kate's already been pregnant twice before, and the tabloid press has the attention span of a chipmunk on cocaine.

The next new thing always wins out in the competition for headline inches, and these days, Meghan is the UK media's favorite obsession.

So there's nothing surprising about the way the way that one story is being shown preference over the other.

The rumor that Kate actually is in any way bothered by all of this, however, is rather unexpected.

As far as we can tell, the theory that Kate is pissed about being overshadowed by Meg originated on the Celebrity Dirty Laundry website.

At the Invictus Games

“Middleton can get pregnant with ten royal babies, [but] the press will still focus on Harry and Meghan and how perfect they are for each other," the site claims.

Hmm ... Interesting theory.

Like, are we talking about Kate giving birth to ten royal babies at once?

Because we're pretty sure that would be big news regardless of who Harry is dating.

Look, in all likelihood, Kate couldn't care less that she's not at the absolute center of the royal spotlight anymore.

In fact, she kept a relatively low profile during her first two pregnancies, so she probably welcomes the distraction.

Kate Middleton Rules

But that doesn't really make for much of a story, does it?

It's more exciting to think that Kate is desperate to give birth so that she can get back into fighting shape and claw Meghan's eyes out for stealing her thunder.

If Game of Thrones has proven anything about 21st-century media consumers, it's that we like our royalty bloodthirsty, dammit!

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