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Meghan Markle Is Furious Palace Officials Rushed To Defend Kate From Negative Press – It’s ‘A Slap In The Face’

Meghan Markle is reportedly telling her friends that she’s furious after Kensington Palace did not hesitate to back Kate Middleton when she got his with negative press. Meghan called it a “slap in the face” since she doesn’t feel like palace officials stood up for her in any way. Even when she herself felt crucified by the press.

Meghan Markle Feels Betrayed By Kensington Palace’s Defense Of Kate 

“Meghan said Kensington Palace never once came to her defense when she was being shredded by the media. Now Kate gets a bit of negative press, and the Palace comes out in less than 24 hours to rebuke the claims made against her,” a friend of Meghan’s told Daily Mail [1]

This comes a week after Tatler Magazine [2] ran a story called “Catherine The Great” that made a series of negative claims about Kate, including that she has become overwhelmed by her work load in the wake of Meghan and Prince Harry stepping down as senior royals.

Kensington Palace was quick to defend Kate, saying the story was a “swathe of inaccuracies and false representations.”

Meghan saw the swift action on the part of Palace officials as a double standard and a slight given her history with the press.

“This Is Really A Slap In The Face” 

Meghan made it clear to her friends that she viewed this defense of Kate by the palace as a personal betrayal.

“This is really a slap in the face for Harry because he repeatedly asked for an updated, revised media policy or at least a conversation about his concerns,” her friend said. “All fell on deaf ears and then Kate comes along, snaps her fingers and gets an outpouring of support.”

“Meghan says it’s just so telling. She explained this was one of the main reasons why she and Harry said their goodbyes to royal life… the lack of support and complete disregard for the pain and anguish Meghan suffered while being crucified by the media,” the friend added.

“Meghan said rather than backing her, she was made to feel like she was asking too much, expecting too much, when all she wanted was support from the powers that be.”

Tensions Grow Between Meghan Markle And Kate Middleton

The Tatler article quoted an unnamed source as saying that Kate has a lot of anger towards Harry and Meghan for stepping down and leaving her with an unbearable workload that has given her less time to spend with her children.

RELATED: Report: Kate Middleton Is ‘Furious’ With Meghan Markle, Feels ‘Exhausted And Trapped’ After Assuming Her Royal Duties [3]

Though Kensington Palace has refuted this claim as well, Meghan has still been telling those close to her that she is not surprised Kate is speaking ill of her behind her back.

Another friend of Meghan’s said:

“Meghan said on her last trip to England, Kate barely said two words to her and that it’s absolutely preposterous for her to start playing the blame game. Of all the people in the royal family, Meghan said she had hoped to develop a close relationship with Kate, but was never given the chance. It was hurtful and disappointing for Meghan.  

Meghan said Kate never gave her the benefit of the doubt or reached out to her when she was at her lowest, struggling to adjust with very few friends. Had the roles been reversed, Meghan said she would have gone out of her way to make Kate feel part of the family. She would have embraced their sisterhood.”

The friend concluded by saying that Meghan believes that Kate “secretly envied Meghan’s ability to speak her mind and make her own happiness a priority. Meghan said Kate only has herself to blame for not setting limits and for not speaking up for herself.”

RELATED: Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Are Living In Tyler Perry’s $18M Hollywood Mansion Thanks To Oprah [4]

Kate And Meghan Need To Make Amends 

Regardless of what the truth is here, there is clearly a lot of tension within the Royal family. And it sadly appears to have torn them all apart.

We can only hope that over time, Kate and Meghan are able to put their differences aside.

If they can’t do this for themselves, they should do it for their husbands, who were once close brothers. Life is too short to hold a grudge, especially when it comes to family.

If Kate and Meghan can just find it in their hearts to forgive one another for whatever wrongs they perceive the other one to have done, they are sure to see their own lives and that of those around them improve in many ways.