OVER the last 12 months, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton are believed to have become very close, with Kate reported to have been “a pillar of support” for Meg as she adjusts to royal life.
The same can’t be said for their fans, however, who according to a royal expert have been disagreeing over the two duchesses.
Royal author Victoria Arbiter has revealed that Meghan and Kate fans are separated into “two camps” online, with fans of the duchesses clashing over who does what and when.
Arbiter told the Express: “It seems on social media that there are two very defined camps, there are the Cambridge fans and the Sussex fans and they don’t seem to cross over terribly well.
“If Kate steps out and does something then all the Sussex fans start grumbling and vice versa, it’s an extraordinary thing to see.
“When Kate went back to work last week the Meghan fans were criticising saying she’s only come back for an hour and a half, its not enough time, Meghan’s doing more.”
“They just like to pit these two women against each other which is a shame because I think both women have got so much to offer,” Arbiter continued.
“William, Harry, Kate and particularly Meghan have all championed mental health and anti-bullying campaigns and are very keen to get along.
“They haven’t seen how their fans talk to each other on social media presumably.”
When Kate returned from maternity last week, some fans seemed to become critical of Meghan.
One user wrote: “Natural beauty…thankgod that fake woman is not here [sic].”
Assuming the comment to be about the Duchess of Sussex, one Meghan fan replied: “Just focus on Kate no need to mention Meghan” while another said: “This is Kate’s first day back just focus on your girl and forget about Meghan”.
Arbiter added: “The Cambridge fans are all in and the Sussex fans are all in.
“For the Royal Family, given that they are in part funded by the taxpayer, there will always be an element of constructive criticism.”
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