They say the British royals are essentially a bunch of figureheads these days with no real political clout.
But based on the news out of Buckingham Palace these days, it seems the current crop is hard at work reviving the feudal system!
Ya know, because they're always feuding? Hey, they can't all be gems!
Anyway, for over a year now, reports of a feud between Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have been circulating non-stop.
The causes and severity of the feud vary wildly from one account to the next, but everyone seems to agree these two aren't exactly besties.
And despite reports that Kate and Meghan recently buried the hatchet, it seems there's still plenty of bad blood between the duchesses.
One of the most recent signs that Kate and Meg would prefer to keep their distance has been the decision to divide up the Royal Foundation, a charitable organization that had previously been presided over by both women and their husbands.
The news that Kate and Meg are so at odds they can't even collaborate on a humanitarian campaign led many to the conclusion that this situation is more dire than we previously realized.
But according to a new report from Us Weekly, the decision was not the result of enmity between Meg and Kate, but rather a consequence of the shared realization that they had very different goals for the Royal Foundation.
"Kensington Palace is painting this as a natural progression,” says one insider, “but there were definitely issues with Meghan and Kate seeing eye to eye on how they wanted to run this charity.”
Because we live in an age where the hot tackle is pretty much always the most popular take, there's been speculation on Twitter that Kate took issue with Meghan's heavy focus on charitable campaigns in Africa.
However, this does not appear to have been the case.
Rather, it seems that Meg wants to this to be her primary focus once she returns from maternity leave.
Conversely, Kate would prefer to spend her time on a wide array of projects.
The source explains that Meghan would like “to be more involved — create initiatives and be in the trenches,” whereas Kate would prefer to be “more hands off.”
Since the duchesses had such different ideas about how much time they would like to devote to the project, they decided to simply split it in two.
We're sure Kate will wind up taking some flak for this, but that's not necessarily deserved.
She may have simply decided that since she has no experience running a charity, it's best to leave it to the pros.
And since Meg has been involved with philanthropic work for much of her life, she may have opted to take a more active role.
But again, we live in an era in which the hot take is king.
So you can expect to see a bunch of British tabloid headlines about how Kate hates orphans or something.