Did Kate Middleton and Prince William Get Advice From Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Before Taking Legal Action Against Tatler? - Showbiz Cheat Sheet

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It has been less than three months since Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussexes‘ final royal engagements as senior working members of the British royal family, but things are already changing. With renewed interest on Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. they are experiencing some of the trials and tribulations that led the Sussexes to leave royal life.

While the Cambridges have been focused on keeping the U.K. remain uplifted amid the chaos of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, a major news story with shocking admissions has rippled through the royal family and the Cambridges are furious.

Now, Kate and Prince William are taking legal action against the tabloid who made an attempt to cast the duchess in a less-than-favorable light. In fact, the royal couple may have reached out to the Sussexes for advice on how to approach the situation.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William are clapping back at tabloids

In a shocking and rare move, Kate and Prince William are taking legal action against Tatler Magazine, after their recent article, “Catherine the Great.” The shocking article includes comments about the duchess’ weight, says that she is feeling, “exhausted” due to her increased duties following Megxit and they even claim she and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex fought furiously ahead of the Sussexes’ wedding day.

Almost as soon as the report was released, the Cambridges clapped back with a furious rebuttal. “This story contains a swathe of inaccuracies and false misrepresentations which were not put to Kensington Palace prior to publication,” Kensington Palace said in a statement.

Now, the pair is reportedly taking legal action against Tatler. “That is such an extremely cruel and wounding barb. It’s disgusting. It’s sexist and woman-shaming at its very worst,” a source explained to Daily Mail. “The piece is full of lies. There is no truth to their claim that the Duchess feels overwhelmed with work, nor that the Duke is obsessed with Carole Middleton. It’s preposterous and downright wrong. The whole thing is class snobbery at its very worst. The stuff about Pippa is horrible. Tatler may think it’s immune from action as it’s read by the Royals and on every coffee table in every smart home, but it makes no difference. It’s ironic that the Royals’ favourite magazine is being trashed by them. The Duchess is a naturally shy woman who is doing her best.”

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry helped changed the royal policy on rumors and tabloids

From the beginning, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle fought to change the royals policy when it came to letting tabloids run rampant. They began taking legal action in October 2019 and constantly went to the royal family with their concerns. Unfortunately, nothing was done.

“If the queen had once said, in her way, ‘Hey, guys, this is my grandson and his wife,” journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown told Vanity Fair. “They just got married. Back off and let them build a life for themselves,’ the hounds would have backed off. But she never did. And she still hasn’t. I find that unforgivable, actually, since she has the power. They absolutely worship her in this country.”

Now it looks like the Sussexes’ have laid a blueprint for the Cambridges to shift their policy on handling rumors and tabloids.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton may have asked Prince Harry and Megahan Markle’s advice

Out of the blue, the Cambridges have begun reconsidering the royals’ “stiff upper lip policy.” “We have to start questioning whether it’s relevant in today’s world,” Prince William said in BBC’s documentary, Football, Prince William and our Mental Health.

It appears that Prince Willam’s reported reconciliation with Prince Harry may have prompted this. “There have been clearly some quite major rifts in that relationship, but things have got better and I know that William and Harry are in touch on the phone,” royal expert Katie Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight. “They have done video calls together, they have done a lot of family birthdays and I think with Prince Charles not being well, that really forced the brothers to pick up the phone and get back in touch.”

There is no word if the Cambridges asked for the Sussexes advice on taking legal action, but we do know that Tatler isn’t backing down. “Tatler’s Editor-in-Chief Richard Dennen stands behind the reporting of Anna Pasternak and her sources,” a spokesperson tells Entertainment Tonight. “Kensington Palace knew we were running the ‘Catherine the Great’ cover months ago and we asked them to work together on it. The fact they are denying they ever knew is categorically false.”

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