While there have been confirmed instances of minor disagreements between the two, it's safe to say that the media has a tendency of blowing things way out of proportion. Whether it's an inability to believe that two strong, powerful women can view each other as comrades rather than enemies, or a desire to prove that the Royal family are just as chaotic as any other family, the rumours seemingly just keep coming.
Back when Meghan, Kate, Harry and William linked up in 2017, the world was quick to embrace the new foursome as a Royal force to be reckoned with. It wasn't long, though, before stories began to emerge that painted a very different picture.
Below, the major (alleged) disagreements that have taken place between Kate and Meghan over the years.
Back in 2017, prior to Meghan's engagement with Harry, rumours of a potential rift began to swirl when Meghan was nowhere to be seen at the wedding of Pippa Middleton — Kate's sister.
At first, it was unclear why Markle would not have been present, but it was later reported that she decided not to attend over a front page headline in The Sun which read: It’s Meghan v Pippa in the...Wedding of the Rears.
According to the biography, Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, Meghan had carefully planned her wedding outfit to ensure that it was “stylish without being splashy,” but ultimately decided to pull out of the event after the headline regarding the women's backsides.
“Harry and Meghan agreed that she couldn’t possibly turn up at the church," the book stated.
“If they worried their arrival might create a media circus despite taking every precaution, now they had no doubt it would."
Prince William's doubts
2018 was certainly a tumultuous year, with even more reports emerging that Prince William had apparently expressed doubts over Meghan's suitability to join the Royal Family.
The Mail On Sunday reported that William voiced his concern to the Queen and his brother ahead of the royal wedding in May, and felt as though things were moving quite quickly between his brother and Markle. In the same report, it was claimed that a "ghastly row" had broken out between the two couples when Kate had attempted to explain a few Royal rules to Meghan, and it had not been well-received. At the time, Kate reportedly told friends that she was saddened by Harry's changing demeanour.
Speaking to the same outlet, a source reportedly said that “Meghan’s a strong character and so is Kate, so it doesn’t surprise me there have been clashes."
The crying incident
Meghan and Harry's May 2018 wedding wasn't without it's drama, with reports emerging that Meghan had made Kate cry over a disagreement about the flower girl's outfit.
The flower dress feud was first reported by The Telegraph, who claimed that Kate was “in tears” over a “stressful” wedding fitting for her daughter.
A few year's later in 2020, further light was shed over the incident, when it was reported that the fight also included a disagreement over whether or not the bridesmaids should wear tights.
A source revealed to Tatler magazine that "it was a hot day and apparently there was a row over whether the bridesmaids should wear tights or not.
"Kate, following protocol, felt that they should. Meghan didn't want them to."
At the time, it was alleged that Kate was feeling quite emotional as she had just given birth to Louis.
The move to Frogmore Cottage
In the same tumultuous year (yes, we're still talking about 2018), rumours emerged that Harry and Meghan would be moving far away from Will and Kate, out of the grounds of Kensington Palace and into Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, several miles away.
At the time, Meghan was pregnant with Archie, so it was argued that Frogmore would allow the young family to have more space.
"Windsor is a very special place for their Royal Highnesses and they are grateful that their official residence will be on the estate," an official statement read at the time.
Despite tensions bubbling under the surface, perhaps the biggest royal scandal was Meghan and Harry's 2020 decision to step back from their Royal duties, in a move that was dubbed as 'Megxit' — a play on words from Brexit.
This created an even bigger rift between Harry and William, but also allegedly between Meghan and Kate.
In an article from Tatler, sources claimed that Kate was reportedly “exhausted” and felt "trapped" from having to take on more royal responsibilities after Meghan's exit, with a source saying at the time, “Kate is furious about the larger workload. Of course she’s smiling and dressing appropriately but she doesn’t want this.”
“Kate understands that the only credo of the royal family is duty, duty, duty. Whereas with the Sussexes it is constant uncertainty,” another source added.
Kensington Palace, however, slammed the allegations from the Tatler story in a statement to Entertainment Tonight, which read: “This story contains a swathe of inaccuracies and false misrepresentations which were not put to Kensington Palace prior to publication.”
The Oprah interview
In March 2021, Meghan and Harry sat down for an explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, where they lifted the lid on Royal life and attempted to set a few records straight.
She addresses the rumour that she had made Kate cry, revealing that it was actually Kate who had made her cry and the media had inaccurately reported the incident.
“Everyone in the institution knew it wasn’t true,” Markle said, adding she wasn’t sure why no one from the royal family had denied the reports.
“There wasn’t a confrontation. I don’t think it’s fair to her to get into the details because she apologized, and I’ve forgiven her.”
The two women have apparently buried the hatchet and moved on, but the rumour mill is still pedalling the same old story that they remain to be arch nemeses. Needless to say, all eyes will be on the pair at the Queen's upcoming Jubilee for any signs of tension.