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Kate Middleton Stuns Royalists, Comes to Meghan Markle’s Defense Over Uvalde “Stunt”

When Queen Elizabeth II dies Back in September, we knew the royal family would be entering a period of turmoil.

But we had no idea there would be such a rapid turnaround for the members of the Windsor clan.

Take, for example, the relationship between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton.

Until recently, it was widely believed that the “dueling duchess” would always be at each other’s side.

Middleton and Markle
Do they hate each other or not? This is a commonly asked question to Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. (photo via Getty)

Now, however, there is reason to believe that these two may bury the hat-trick sometime in the near future.

Earlier today, we reported on the rumor that Meghan invites Kate to appear on her podcast,

Many dismissed it as a daring but impractical move that was sure to be shot down by the new Princess of Wales.

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton walking
So much for this rivalry, isn’t it? Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton look like they’re getting along here. (photo via Getty)

But the revelations in a highly anticipated new memoir may indicate that Kate is more open to reconciliation than previously thought.

in his new book The King: The Life of Charles III Writer Christopher Anderson addressed the controversy over Meghan’s decision to move to Uvalde, Texas, after the devastating school shooting there in May.

Meghan’s critics within the British tabloid press dismissed the move as a drastic publicity stunt, but apparently, Kate and the rest of the royal family backed the visit.

Meghan Markle in Uvalde, Texas
Meghan Markle visits the Uvalde school shooting site. (photo via Getty)

“As tense as relations between the Sussexes and the rest of the family must have been, no senior royal family has stepped forward to criticize Meghan’s decision to move to Uvalde,” Anderson wrote In an excerpt from his book, quoted by Newsweek.

“Charles and Cambridge in particular were shaken by what had happened – a clear reminder that every year thousands of Americans were losing their lives in senseless gun violence,” he continued.

“At one point Kate told a friend that she understood why Meghan, as an American and mother of two young children, would feel compelled to show up in person.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have returned to the US after the Queen’s funeral. But they may be back in the UK very soon. (Photo by Kirsty O’Connor/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)

As Anderson reported, Kate once made a similar visit, unexpectedly appearing by candlelight to a London woman who was murdered by a police officer.

He wrote, “Indeed, Kate herself did something when she killed a young woman who was murdered by a police officer by lighting a candle in London last year.”

“The obvious difference was that Kate no longer faced the kind of scathing criticism aimed at her American sister-in-law.”

Prince William and Kate Middleton at the age of 10
Will and Kate in a rare PDA moment. (photo via Instagram)

Meghan’s disgraced father, Thomas Markle, had recently suffered a heart attack while shooting Uvalde, and some ruthless commentators have suggested the Duchess’s priorities were worthless.

Anderson wrote: “Critics wasted no time in suggesting that Meghan should have visited her seriously ill father, not to visit Uvalde, whom Meghan’s half-brother Thomas Jr. Slogan as ‘Stunt’.”

One such critic was journalist Dan Wooten, who reprimanded Meghan for visiting her father before she could meet Uvalde.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attended the Queen’s funeral along with the rest of the royal family. (photo via Getty Images)

“Family comes before anything else for me,” Wooten wrote at the time.

“So, like many others, I find it unimaginable that Meghan Markle is the length of the country for a rough photo opportunity at the site of the Uvalde school shooting, possibly with Netflix reality show cameras, but not a three-and-a-half drive to the hospital.” I walk half an hour down the road to see my aggrieved father, who is recovering from a life-threatening stroke that stole his speech.”

The passage reminds us that Meghan’s critics have never applied the standards of responsible journalism to coverage of Meghan.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the United Nations. (photo via Getty)

There was no Netflix camera in tow, and just because Wooten is close to her parents doesn’t mean Meghan should be.

Undoubtedly, such reckless reporting has fueled feelings of ill-will within the royal family.

Thankfully, it looks like Kate and Meghan have decided not to let uninformed outsiders decide who they should hate.