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Queen Elizabeth Does NOT “Favor” Meghan Markle Over Kate Middleton, Despite Report

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Queen Elizabeth Favor Meghan Markle Kate Middleton

By Holly Nicol |

Queen Elizabeth Favor Meghan Markle Kate Middleton

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Queen Elizabeth does not “favor” Meghan Markle over Kate Middleton, despite a new report. Gossip Cop can correct a website’s claim that the queen has been “bending royal rules” in an effort to “please” Prince Harry because she prefers his bride-to-be over Middleton. We’re told it’s “rubbish.”

On Wednesday, Kensington Palace confirmed Prince Harry and Markle will spend Christmas with Queen Elizabeth at her private estate in Sandringham. But according to Celeb Dirty Laundry, Markle received the historic invite because Queen Elizabeth “already favors” the newly engaged actress over Middleton, who wasn’t invited to spend Christmas with the royal family back in 2010 when she was Prince William’s fiancee. Without a shred of evidence or a source to back up its premise, the outlet postulates that the queen “might favor Meghan over Kate simply because she’s seen evidence of her strong work ethic.”

While it’s true fiancees aren’t typically asked to celebrate the holidays with the royals, Markle’s invite to spend Christmas at Sandringham doesn’t mean Queen Elizabeth favors her over Middleton. If anything, it’s simply another sign of how the royal family understands, and is moving toward to, modernity. Still, Gossip Cop investigated the claim, and a palace source assures us the story about Queen Elizabeth favoring the actress over Middleton is simply “rubbish.” She has most certainly not enunciated that to anyone who shares information about the family with websites.

As we have previously noted, it appears CDL has been determined for some time to manufacture a fictitious feud between the two women. Gossip Cop recently busted the same outlet for untruthfully alleging Middleton was adding to her workload because she was feeling “heat” from all the focus on Markle. In reality, the Duchess of Cambridge is rather fond of her future sister-in-law and was vocal about her excitement over Markle and Prince Harry’s recent engagement. Gossip Cop hopes that website will one day favor fact-checking over fabricating when it comes to stories about Markle, Middleton and the queen.


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