Word has spread around rumors of a line between the Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Markle at the former actress' wedding to Prince Harry two years ago in May 2018.
Then the Tatler social bible claimed that the spit had focused on whether Princess Charlotte and the other young bridesmaids should wear pantyhose.
A profile of Kate, 38, titled Catherine the Great, quotes an unnamed friend who claims to want to follow the "protocol" with the bridesmaids, including Charlotte, then three, wearing pantyhose – but Meghan disagreed .
Pictures of the wedding at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor appear to show the six bridesmaids with bare legs, while photos of the wedding of Prince William and Kate in April 2011 show bridesmaids in pantyhose.
However, Kensington Palace distanced itself from the long article and said, "This story contains a wealth of inaccuracies and misrepresentations that were not previously published in Kensington Palace."
Royal reporter Katie Nicholl claimed sources near the brothers had been arguing about Christmas 2017 when Harry allegedly said he hadn't bothered enough to include Meghan in The Firm.
"Harry felt that William Meghan wasn't rolling out the red carpet and told him," her source claimed. & # 39; They had a bit of an argument that was only resolved when Charles entered and asked William to make an effort.
"Then the Cambridges invited the Sussexes to spend Christmas with them."
In a TLC documentary – Kate v. Meghan: Princesses at War – Katie Nicholl said Harry insulted a comment William had made about his relationship with Meghan.
"William was quite concerned that the relationship had developed so quickly," she said. "And being close to Harry, probably the only person close enough to say Harry," That seems to be moving fast, are you sure? "
"I think what was meant as well-intentioned fraternal advice only upset Harry. Harry protects Meghan a lot. He saw that as criticism. He interpreted this as his brother, who is not really behind this marriage, this association, and I don't think things have been quite right since then. "
In the same documentary, the royal correspondent Emily Andrews claimed that Harry had "become ballistic" and accused William "of trying to destroy this relationship before it even started".
Royal filmmaker Nick Bullen told Fox News that there had never been a feud between Kate and Meghan – instead, "William and Harry had a crack".
& # 39; All brothers fail. All families fail. Your argument is going public at the moment, ”he said.
Prince Harry attended an Easter service at St. George’s Chapel – which happened to coincide with the Queen's birthday. He arrived alone next to Peter Philips and his then wife Autumn.
While chatting with his cousin Zara Tindall and Kate, he didn't seem to be talking to William.
After Easter service, Kate reportedly advised Harry to offer William "an olive branch" to repair their broken relationship and the "complete and total breakdown of communication" between them, The Mirror reported.
It was her suggestion that prompted the Sussexes to invite the Cambridges to Frogmore Cottage, where they drank tea and chatted for half an hour.
Meghan and Harry officially separated from the Royal Foundation – the mutual charity they shared with William and Kate.
An official statement said: “The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex today announced the conclusions of a review of its structure and how it can best serve its royal highnesses in future community service will support.
Later that year, the Royal Foundation became the primary charitable and philanthropic tool for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will set up their own new charitable foundation with temporary operational support from the Royal Foundation. In addition, both couples will continue to work on projects, including the Foundation's Mental Health Program, Heads Together. & # 39;
Prince William and Kate visited Archie's baptism and posed for a group photo. However, a source told Weekly that the Cambridges were "not happy" with the Sussexes' decision to keep the celebration private.
According to reports, they said, "William believes his brother is overboard to keep Archie out of the spotlight" and "accuses Meghan".
But in the same month, Meghan and Kate today seemed determined to put feud rumors to bed with a truce in tennis.
The couple seemed to get on well when they chatted in the Royal Box and smiled after taking their places to watch Meghan's good friend Serena Williams at Wimbledon.
In an ITV documentary, Prince Harry refused to deny that there was a gap between him and his brother.
In conversation with Tom Bradby in Harry & Meghan: An African trip Harry said: "Part of this role and part of this job and family that is under the pressure that it is under is inevitable, you know, something is happening . "
"But look, we are brothers, we will always be brothers. And we are certainly in different ways at the moment, but I will always be there for him, because I know that he will always be there for me."
He added, "We don't see each other as often as we used to because we are so busy, but you know I love him very much. Most of this material [in the press] came out of nowhere, but you know , as brothers, you have good days, you have bad days. & # 39;
The Sussexers announced that they would spend Christmas with Meghan's mother Doria Ragland instead of the Queen in Sandringham. While the decision is said to have the monarch's support, a source told Weekly that the "rift" between William and Harry was "one of the main reasons for their decision."
Meanwhile, a source said to People: “William is the future king. There will be a certain level of competitiveness between him and Harry … That already brings a stone to the relationship. & # 39;
Tom Bradby told Good Morning Britain that the brothers hope to re-establish their relationship. He said: “There are many people who would love to be there, including the brothers themselves who love to be closer again. And with luck, that will happen. But with families we all know that things happen, things are said. & # 39;
But later this month, Harry and Meghan announced that they would quit as high-ranking members of the royal family, which William blinded, according to a Us Weekly source.
However, a royal source told The Sun that after the official Sandringham Summit, William and Harry "spent private time together" to "work on their relationship and discuss their future."
"It was groundbreaking in terms of saving their ties as brothers and was driven entirely by them," added the source.
"But Kate and Meghan, who have been to Canada, have taken part in several conversations more than once – another sign of a real thaw in their relationship. Things are better. & # 39;
The Commonwealth Day Service – Meghan and Harry's last official engagement – wasn't exactly the warm reunion we hoped for, according to Judi James, body language expert.
She said Harry's & # 39; tension was palpable & # 39; when William didn't seem to greet his brother.
Towards the end of the month, when the coronavirus pandemic broke out, Dailymail.com reported that Meghan had confided in friends that her husband felt "helpless" and "worried" that the Queen and his father, Prince Charles, were getting coronavirus.
The friend added: & # 39; Meghan told her inner circle of friends that Harry communicated fairly consistently with Prince William and the Queen.
She said this world crisis had brought them all closer together, especially Harry and his brother.
& # 39; Harry made it very clear to them that he would do anything to help out of Canada. Meghan said they were grateful, especially Harry, that they could spend time with his family before all this madness started. & # 39;