Palace breaks silence to slam "false" claim against Kate Middleton

Kensington Palace has issued a statement that is rarely given to defend the Duchess of Cambridge against a “false” claim made by Tatler magazine.

The media publication is known for reporting on the lives of British royalty, celebrities and socialites and this week was slammed for publishing an article saying Duchess Kate felt “exhausted and trapped”.

The publication quoted a close friend who said Kate was "furious" after Prince Harry and Meghan decided to step down as senior members of the royal family, which resulted in other royals being forced to pick up extra work.

“Kate is furious about the larger workload. Of course, she's smiling and dressing appropriately but she doesn't want this,” the friend allegedly said.

“She feels exhausted and trapped. She's working as hard as a top CEO, who has to be wheeled out all the time, without the benefits of boundaries and plenty of holidays.”

The report also went on to claim that Duchess Kate had argued with Meghan Markle over whether or not she could wear tights at the Duke and Duchess of Sussexes’ wedding back in 2018.

“There was an incident at the wedding rehearsal,” another friend reportedly told Tatler.

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“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,” the friend said.

However, Kensington Palace has given a terse response, saying the article was riddled with “inaccuracies” and “misrepresentations”.

“This story contains a swathe of inaccuracies and false misrepresentations which were not put to Kensington Palace prior to publication,” it said.

The statement did not single out any of the magazine's claims in particular.

It is extremely rare for palace officials to slam claims made about the royal family in the media.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have not shown any annoyances towards tabloid claims and have kept busy during the coronavirus lockdown by conducting several of their official royal duties via video link.

This article originally appeared on Over60.