After months of laying low, Kate Middleton has emerged lately with multiple public appearances, including one at the Children’s Global Media Summit in Manchester and another at the Royal Horticultural Society Campaign for School Gardening in Kensington. Has the Duchess of Cambridge finally gotten past her bout with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (extreme morning sickness), or is she stepping up her workload to stay out of Meghan Markle’s shadow?
According to Celeb Dirty Laundry, the mountains of headlines about Prince Harry and Markle’s engagement have caused Middleton to step up her Royal game and take some of the spotlight back from the American actress. The Duchess could be jealous of all the attention the press has given Markle, and that may be the reason she has been so eager to get back in the public eye.
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Middleton doesn’t want the press or royal fans to forget about her or become yesterday’s news, but she is going to have to make room for her future sister-in-law. The Duchess may, however, have a tough time keeping up with the former Suits actress. She is ready to hit the ground running as soon as she becomes an official member of the British royal family, especially when it comes to her charity work.
But just because Middleton wants to stay relevant, it doesn’t mean she isn’t protective of Markle.
The Express is reporting that after Markle’s former best friend, Ninaki Priddy, made some unpleasant comments about the actress, the Duchess of Cambridge stepped in to defend her future family member and is trying to protect her from the negative parts of royal life.
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An insider says that Middleton knows all about what it’s like in the first few weeks of royal life and understands the need for thick skin. So many critics come out of the woodwork to take a swipe, and the future princess needs to be ready.
Priddy called her former bestie “cold” and “calculated,” and describes her as now being an “exaggerated version of herself.” She also said that Markle is a completely different person who she doesn’t recognize anymore.
These comments came after Priddy shared a video from the summer of 1999 that featured a young Markle talking about her fear of her top falling out during an audition for a Shakira music video.
Meghan Markle’s former friend Ninaki Priddy sold her out https://t.co/mO0AAlIxYC
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But the Duchess decided enough was enough, and the insider claims she has vowed to take Markle under her wing to shelter her from the negativity. For Kate Middleton, Harry is like a brother and she has never seen him so happy.
Priddy and Markle had a falling out a few years back after she moved to Toronto to star in Suits and split from her first husband Trevor Engelson back in 2011.
She said that Markle always knew she was going to be famous because she always loved the spotlight.