Meghan Markle: Further Distancing Herself From Kate Middleton?

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By now, we're sure you've heard reports about the ongoing feud between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton.

Kate and Meg have not addressed the rumors publicly because they're both royals and grown-ass women, but the British tabloid press has been treating this thing like the Kennedy assassination combined with the Kim Kardashian sex tape.

Kate Middleton and Meghan on Christmas

To be clear, we're not saying the feud reports are completely fabricated.

At one point, Kensington Palace issued a statement on the situation, and the virtually-unprecedented move serves as a pretty clear indication that there was some tension between the two at one point.

But to be fair, Kate and Meghan find themselves in a position few us could fathom.

Middleton and Markle

Imagine if your in-laws were also your co-workers and all of your interactions were scrutinized by the global media.

Now you're getting an idea of the sort of pressure Meghan and Kate are under.

Accounts vary with regard to how and when and why the feud began, but as far as we can tell, the duchesses' relationship exists somewhere on the spectrum between best friends and mortal enemies.

Royal Quartet

And that's just fine.

In the interest of ensuring the situation doesn't get any worse, Kate and Meg have now decided to put some physical distance between them, and we think the arrangement will benefit everyone involved, particularly as Meghan's due date approaches.

Meghan and Harry have already moved to Frogmore Cottage, which will serve as their residence for the foreseeable future.

Markle and Middleton

Now, they're taking things one step further by breaking up the "court" they shared with Kate and William at Kensington Palace.

According to a new report from People magazine, Meghan and Harry will now perform their professional duties in a separate office located at Buckingham Palace.

“This long-planned move will ensure that permanent support arrangements for The Duke and Duchess’s work are in place as they start their family and move to their official residence at Frogmore Cottage,” a statement from the palace reads.

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Naturally, the tabloids are favoring the hot-take approach to this story and portraying it as a calculated power move on Meghan's part, an attempt to get closer to the Queen.

But in all likelihood, she and Kate are both strong personalities who prefer their own space.

Perhaps if they were men, they'd be applauded for their ambition.

But as duchesses, they're widely derided as manipulative shrews.

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