Are Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle "mothers at war"? That's the premise behind a new cover story. Gossip Cop, however, can correct the highly sensationalized and inaccurate report that once again pits the wives of Prince William and Prince Harry against each other.
According to Life & Style, which has been provably wrong on many occasions about the two duchesses, Markle and Middleton recently had a dramatic "face off," during which Prince Harry's wife tore into the future queen about her parenting skills. The tabloid alleges it all when down as Middleton and the former "Suits" star watched their husbands participate in a charity polo match on July 10. The magazine quotes a so-called "insider" as saying, "Kate let her kids run around freely and have fun, whereas Meghan didn't want anyone near Archie."
"They clearly seem to clash on their ideas about parenthood," continues the supposed source, who adds that Markle then hurled an "insult" at Middleton, illustrating how "the duchesses have been at war more than ever." The anonymous tipster asserts, "Meghan isn't one to mince words. So when she felt Kate wasn't properly controlling her children, Meghan bluntly told her, 'I'm already a better mom than you.'"
The seemingly made-up "insider" goes on to contend, "Kate was furious and stormed off to find William. It was so bad." "Kate tried to get her revenge by ignoring Meghan for the rest of the polo match, but it was hard not to react to all the death stares Meghan was sending her way," claims the questionable source. The incident was "incredibly awkward," writes the magazine, which also reports that Prince William and Prince had words with each other as a result.
The tabloid wraps up its manufactured tale by relating how "Kate isn't going to forgive and forget anytime soon." It then has its dubious "insider" maintain that the "face off" was the "final straw for Kate, she's washing her hands of Meghan for good." The almost assuredly phony tipster concludes, "I can't picture them ever making up at this point. Too much has happened between Kate and Meghan. They're just very different people who will never get along."
Of course, three days after the two royals supposedly clashed in public at the polo match, Markle and Middleton sat together in the Royal Box at Wimbledon and were all smiles as they watched the women's single finals. Gossip Cop will cut to the chase: Life & Style's cover story is a complete fabrication. Middleton and Markle did not have an argument at the polo match over each other's parenting styles or anything else. And it bears mentioning that not one single legitimate outlet claimed the two sparred at the charity event.
Far from the duchesses being "at war more than ever" and Middleton "washing her hands of Meghan for good," she appeared perfectly happy to watch the women's tennis match with her sister-in-law. While there's no evidence whatsoever of the tabloid's account at the polo match, which was equally public, there are many photos of Middleton and Markle enjoying each other's company at Wimbledon. And there's little reason to believe the publication's unsubstantiated article, considering how often it has published flat-out lies about both women on its covers.
For instance, Gossip Cop busted the magazine in February 2018 when it exclaimed on its front page that Kate Middleton was pregnant with twin girls, one of whom they were going to name Diana. Two months later she gave birth to one baby, a boy they named Louis. Similarly on the cover of an issue in August 2018, the same tabloid untruthfully announced that the palace "confirmed" to the magazine that Markle was pregnant with Prince Harry's twin girls. That too was bogus. Markle had just one baby in May 2019, a boy she and the Duke of Sussex named Archie.
Each of those falsehoods were predicated, like the current story about Middleton and Markle being "at war," on an unnamed and untraceable "insider." And there are many more whoppers the publication has featured on its cover, including in November 2017 how "after an epic 'Game of Thrones'-type battle" with Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, Queen Elizabeth named Prince William and Middleton the next king and queen. In a rare instance of offering an official comment, Kensington Palace told Gossip Cop the outlet's article was rubbish, and naturally Prince William has not ascended the throne.
Lastly, Gossip Cop busted the same publication three months ago when it ran a cover story that insisted Markle told Middleton she "forced" Prince William to "cheat" on her because she didn't make enough of an "effort to glam up" and look attractive for her husband. As widely reported, attorneys for Prince William called the rumors about him being unfaithful with their friend Rose Hanbury nothing more than "false speculation." One would have expected the outlet to have included that highly charged confrontation in its current article about Markle and Middleton being "at war," but maybe the tabloid can't keep track anymore of all its fictional tales.
To recap: The magazine's whole article about the duchesses being "mothers at war" is hinged on unverifiable quotes from an unidentifiable source. Meanwhile, not one other outlet alleged they had a "face off" and words with each other about who's the better parent. Other more reputable publications simply noted both royals brought their kids to the polo match without any drama. And finally, much like the aforementioned cover stories, it will be even clear over time how untrue the latest one is about Markle and Middleton.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.