Are Kate and Pippa Middleton really feuding over Meghan Markle? A couple of tabloids are claiming “jealousy” is coming between the two Middleton sisters, but Gossip Cop can correct this. We’re told it’s “not true.”
According to Life & Style, Pippa is envious of Kate’s relationship with the former “Suits” actress. A so-called “source” is quoted as telling the gossip magazine, “They used to do everything and speak daily, but now that Meghan lives practically under the same roof as Kate at Kensington Palace, the dynamics have changed and Pippa feels pushed out.” The outlet’s supposed “insider” notes Kate and Pippa “used to be as thick as thieves,” but that all changed after Markle got engaged to Prince Harry.
What’s more, the publication’s questionable “source” asserts Pippa “confronted” her sister and that Kate “fought back and told Pippa that it’s her duty to make [Markle] feel welcome.” The magazine’s tipster adds, “Pippa likes Meghan but doesn’t want to lose her sister to Prince Harry’s bride-to-be.” The same false story was published by Life & Style’s sister publication, In Touch, which also maintained Kate accused her sister of overreacting to her friendship with Markle, leaving Pippa feeling “hurt.”
If you're not an Anglophile or a Suits fan, you might be missing out on one of the fiercest advocates for women in our time. Meghan Markle's feminist quotes show that she's a force to be reckoned with, at least for the time being. Markle has already shut down her female empowerment lifestyle blog, The Tig, and she'll be exiting her role on the USA drama Suits before marrying Prince Harry and moving to England. It's unclear how much ore of her former life she'll have to leave behind, but for the sake of women worldwide, let's hope she stays as loud and proud as she is now, with a much bigger platform.
Markle is a U.N. women's ambassador, and while British royals are encouraged to participate in charity and advocate for important causes, they're not allowed to be openly political. It seems crazy, since they're basically the heads of the government, but that role depends on support from Parliament, according to CNN, regardless of party. While Queen Elizabeth shares weekly meetings with the prime minister, the public will never hear about what she said in them. The rules are slightly relaxed for other family members — Price Charles is a champion of the environment, for example — but you won't see him talking about Trump anytime soon.
It's a real shame, because Markle is the feminist we need, and silencing her just so she can be a princess... I mean, that's the plot of The Little Mermaid. But the internet will always remember the good times, and who knows, maybe she'll buck the system and stay noisy. Maybe she'll convince Harry to abdicate. Anything's possible.
That's how Markle opened her speech at the United Nations' International Women's Day conference in 2015. And she's tired of women not getting a fair shake: "Women make up more than half of the world's population and potential. So it is neither just nor practical for their voices, for our voices, to go unheard at the highest levels of decision making." Her aim is to teach little girls the value of their voices early on.