Kate Middleton is not adding to her "royal workload" because she's competitive and feeling "heat" from all the focus on Meghan Markle "mania," despite a new report. Gossip Cop can correct this made-up story. We're told there's "no truth" to the claim.
As widely reported, Kensington Palace announced on Monday that Prince William and Middleton are visiting Norway and Sweden from late January to early February next year. But Celeb Dirty Laundry has spun that news to manufacture a phony angle about how Middleton is purposely stepping up her "royal workload" because she's feeling the "heat" from all the interest in her future sister-in-law. Without a single source to support its premise, the outlet contends Middleton "doesn't want the media to forget about her" in the midst of Markle "mania."
The website goes on to allege, "Ever since Harry and Meghan began stepping out with one other, Kate has made a point of being seen in public," including attending the Children's Global Media Summit in Manchester "right after [Prince Harry and Markle's] engagement photo call." And after asserting Middleton "won't have the spotlight on her anymore," the blog concludes that the Duchess of Cambridge will now be forced into making "room" for Markle "whether she wants to or not."
The entire article is nothing more than a fabrication. Prince William and Middleton's royal tour, which will take place during her third trimester, was arranged well in advance of Prince Harry and Markle's engagement announcement. Clearly, CDL doesn't understand that a royal tour requires intricate, advance planning, and Middleton certainly didn't slap together the Scandinavian visit after the announcement of Prince Harry's engagement just to one-up Markle. A royal insider assures Gossip Cop there's "no truth" to the claim Middleton is adding to her "royal workload" because she's feeling the "heat" from the interest in the former "Suits" actress.
Of course, we're not remotely surprised by CDL's latest tall tale. Gossip Cop, for example, previously corrected the unreliable blog when it falsely maintained Middleton's mom Carole was worried about Markle's rising popularity. As we noted in that article, there's plenty of room for both Middleton and Markle to be adored and respected by the public. It appears the site is hellbent on creating a competition between the two women where there is none.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.