Meghan Markle & Kate Middleton: Their Royal Beef, Finally Explained

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For weeks now, rumors of a feud between Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have been dominating tabloid headlines, and it doesn't look like that's likely to change anytime soon.

Usually, narratives like this one are easy to dismiss, but this time, there's real reason to believe the reports of royal discord are accurate.

Middleton and Markle

In fact, the situation is so dire that in an unprecedented move, Kensington Palace issued a statement on the feud.

And is if that weren't confirmation enough, Harry and Meghan are now moving out of Kensington and into new digs on the Queen's Windsor Estate.

Royal sources have also confirmed that Harry and Meghan will not be spending Christmas with William and Kate, as is customary.

Markle and Middleton

So what happened?

How did this all start?

Getting along is not only a familial obligation for these four, it's a huge part of their professional duty.

A Fab Four

There are numerous theories about what drove Kate and Meghan apart (sources seem to concur that they began feuding and then William and Harry followed suit).

But if you stick with the most reliable sources and the most believable claims, the timeline of this epic battle goes something like this:

According to The Daily Mail, last Christmas, Prince Charles became aware that Kate and Meg were not exactly besties.

Meghan Markle in the Shadows

He arranged a peace summit at Will and Kate's country estate at Anmer Hall -- but things didn't quite go according to plan.

A source tells the Mail that William "voiced his concerns" about Meghan's suitability as a royal mate, which led to a "ghastly row."

The situation was tense, but the couples were reportedly able to put their hostilities aside in time for Harry and Meghan's wedding in May.

Kate Middleton Waves Hi

But according to London tabloid The Sun, Meg and Kate locked horns during the planning process, as Kate was openly unhappy with the dresses Meghan had picked out for her and Princess Charlotte to wear.

Apparently, there was yet another argument, and this time Meghan allegedly took her aggression out on members of Kate's staff.

“That’s unacceptable," Kate reportedly snapped.

"They’re my staff, and I speak to them.”

A Devil is Disguise?

One insider tells The Sun that Meghan and Kate are no longer angry with one another, but they've learned it's best if they simply keep their distance.

“It’s a tricky situation, but it was a one-off, and they are determined to maintain a positive relationship even though they are obviously very different in their approach,” says the source.

So there you have it.

The good news is, it sounds like the situation has stabilized. The bad news is, there might not be any more amusing clashes for a while.

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