The Royal Rivalry may be real, folks. Then again, it may not be.
But there is a new reason to believe that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry truly do not get along well with Kate Middleton and Prince William — and that reason is outlined below.
The expecting parents have confirmed that they’re moving from their current residence at Nottingham Cottage in London to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, England.
The former cottage is where Markle and Harry hosted their wedding reception and where most assumed they would remain into parenthood.
However, this is what the official statement from the Royal Family reads on the matter:
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will move to Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor Estate early next year as they prepare for the arrival of their first child…
Windsor is a very special place for Their Royal Highnesses and they are grateful that their official residence will be on the estate.
The Duke and Duchess’s office will continue to be based at Kensington Palace.
Why the residence switch, however?
Could it really be due to the strained relationship that reportedly exists between Markle and Middleton?
Just a few days before the move was announced, insiders alleged that the famous spouses did not get along because Kate thinks Meghan has been hogging the spotlight.
There’s also been plenty of chatter of late about British people in general disliking Markle due to her clothing and attitude.
In many respects, it does seem as though the shine on Markle has dulled a bit in the eyes and minds of those around her.
However, The Sun writes that the issue may not be between Markle and Middleton…
… but between Harry and Williams.
“The initial plan was for Harry and Meghan to move out of their cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace and into one of the main apartments,” a source tells this newspaper, adding:
“But there has been a bit of tension between the brothers.
“Now Harry and Meghan don’t want to live next to William and Kate and want to strike out on their own.”
To be clear, Frogmore Cottage has 10 bedrooms and is significantly bigger than Nottingham Cottage.
With a baby on the way, it’s no surprise Markle and Harry would want to change digs, especially because Meghan’s mother will be staying with them for awhile once the child is born.
But why move so far away?
We can’t say for certain.
All we know is that many change are afoot for Harry and Meghan, just seven months or so after they became husband and wife.
The couple announced shortly after arriving in Australia for their 16-day royal tour in October that they’re expecting.
They have not yet revealed the gender or the due date, although most think the baby will arrive in early May.
A source told Us Weekly last month that the couple planned to raise their little one outside city limits.
“No one bothers them there,” the palace source said at the time. “They’re excited to raise children in the country.”
And that’s all there is to this move, the same tabloid writes. There’s no scandal at play here:
“This proves that Harry and Meghan really want to raise their children out of the public eye. They never loved living in London.
“They enjoy their time in the country much more than the city and feel most at home there.”