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Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle can't stand each other? That's what a few disreputable outlets want readers to believe. Gossip Cop can bust the untrue claims.

The latest issue of the Globe announces on its cover, "Bitter Feud Behind The Smiles: Kate & Meghan Hate Each Other!" The report was picked up online by New Idea, which claims that "behind the beaming public smiles, pregnant Kate and bride-to-be Meghan 'hate each other's guts.'" A so-called "royal insider" quoted by both publications contends the dynamic between them is a "hotbed of jealousy, backstabbing and ego." Maintains this supposed source, "They put on a friendly front when they have to appear at events together, but the truth is they'll never be BFFs."

It's alleged the "royal feud exploded when [Prince] Harry and Meghan announced their engagement," as Middleton is "terrified he is making the wrong decision." The Duchess is described as "shocked" and "horrified" by Markle's love scenes on "Suits," as well as the "daring top" she wore for her formal engagement portraits. And though it's not clear what beef the actress supposedly has with Middleton, the gossip magazines say their significant others are being "torn apart" and are at their "wits' end." A purported "palace insider" asserts, "For the desperate princes, it's a race against time to get their women to call a truce."

That last line is actually a convenient cover-up. When the alleged "feud" never spills into public view, it can simply be claimed that the desired "truce" was reached. Of course, the truth is the women aren't actually at odds at all, and no credible publication has reported otherwise. On the contrary, People recently did a whole cover story that explored Middleton and Markle's "growing friendship," noting they "bonded quickly" and were now "leaning on" each other. Some royal experts are already predicting Middleton and Markle will be the "new Fergie and Di," a reference to the close bond that was forged between Sarah Ferguson and Princess Diana.

Additionally, E! Online examined Markle and Middleton's "special friendship" earlier this year, reporting that the Duchess was "delighted" when they first met last year, and that "since very early on she made it clear that should Meghan ever need something, or just want to chat, she shouldn't hesitate to get in touch." But the gossip media often loves nothing more than pitting two women against each other, even of the royal variety. So it's no surprise that these tabloids have decided to ignore reliable information in favor of salaciousness and sensationalism.

The Globe, after all, tried just last month to dupe readers into thinking Prince Harry had a "love child" who was wrecking the upcoming wedding. No legitimate outlet ever corroborated those claims because they were entirely bogus and made-up. Time will show this latest story is phony and false, too.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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