Kate has gone the extra mile to portray a warm image of her family life as she weathers Meghan Markle’s bombshell Oprah interview
Kate Middleton is not going to take Meghan Markle’s attack on her family lying down and is reportedly “fighting back” against her sister-in-law’s incendiary remarks about the House of Windsor in an apparently long simmering feud, Express reports.
The Duchess of Cambridge, as Kate Middleton is also known, is not about to let the Duchess of Sussex, as Meghan Markle is known, compromise her family without a fight.
In a column for The Independent, comedian and commentator Jenny Eclair opined about the reported fighting going on between Kate and Meghan Markle.
“Kate, it seems, isn’t going to allow herself, William or her children to get walked over,” Eclair wrote.
“She is fighting back, hence the charming, ‘we’re so ordinary despite being royal’ birthday snaps of Prince Louis’s third birthday.”
To celebrate Prince Louis’s birthday, Kate posted a picture of the little boy in fighting shape on his new red bike, beaming away. As for Meghan Markle, she has kept her son, Archie, shrouded in mystery in all of the photos she’s released of the child, who just turned two. His face isn’t clearly displayed in any of them, if it’s pictured at all.
On April 23, Kate and William celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. Meanwhile,Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have led journalists and commentators to fight amongst one another over who can react more critically to the fact that the Sussexes leaked to the press that they “privately” congratulated the Cambridges over their milestone.
The Mirror reports Eclair’s observations that Kate has taken pains of late to post photos of her family that demonstrate a warm and inviting image of togetherness.
As far as Eclair is concerned, the photo of little Louis’s birthday was “so ordinary despite being royal.”
In comparison, Meghan and Harry’s photo offering only showed Archie with his back to the camera on his second birthday.
The fight between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton has also entered the publishing realm, with both of the duchesses releasing new books.
Kate published a photography book called Hold Still, chronicling the lives of British people during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Meghan has put out a children’s book called The Bench, which inspired waves of anger among commentators who criticized her for using her royal title for her author’s name despite having told Oprah Winfrey that she is indifferent to titles.
The Sun reports that the fight between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on one side and Kate Middleton and Prince William on the other amounts to a “petty transatlantic popularity contest,” according to a royal expert.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have launched a string of projects since stepping down as senior royals, including Meghan’s new book and starting their Archewell podcast. Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also appear to have embarked on a rebranding in the last few months, with the launch of their new YouTube channel and change of Instagram name.
In an interview with Fabulous about the fight between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton and their respective husbands, royal author Duncan Larcome said, “Whether William and Kate like it or not, they are now international players in a transatlantic popularity contest with their own flesh and blood.”
He continued: “Harry and Meghan have shown that modern royalty will only survive if it is absolutely at the cutting edge of social media and their profiles play into the narrative of the cult of the celebrity.”
Larcome observed that this fight between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton and their husbands “is a complete change from the era of Prince Philip. It was never about the royals, it was about the causes, never complain, never explain, ignore questions about you and make it about your causes.”
Metro reports that outspoken British TV host Piers Morgan has doubled down in his claims that Meghan Markle lied about being suicidal in her interview with Oprah.
On Monday, Piers supported the start of Mental Health Awareness Week by tweeting: ‘To mark #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, a quote I’ve always found helpful in tough times.’ The quote from Rocky Balboa read: ‘Going in one more round when you don’t think you can – that’s what makes all the difference in your life.’ It prompted one fan to ask if Piers now ‘believes in mental health’, to which the TV presenter responded: ‘I believe in mental illness, I just don’t believe Meghan Markle. ps Please don’t call me “Bellend” – it’s bad for my mental health.’