Rumours of a royal feud have been running rife for at least a month now, with a Kensington Palace official even allegedly making a rare statement to press about it. But so far the apparent biff has been contained to just Kate Middleton vs. Meghan Markle, which is why this Prince William footage has royal watchers’ eyebrows firmly raised.
Nine Honey shared a video originally posted by Instagram user @katemiddletonvideos which shows William apparently “ignoring” Meghan as the royal fam attended the traditional Christmas Day church service at Sandringham.
The video makes it seem as if Meghan is turning around to speak to William, to which he responds by fiddling with his scarf and not speaking. I’m not convinced, but check it out for yourself here:
Personally, I think he might just be fixing his scarf and do we even know for sure that Meghan was speaking to him? Unless we were hiding in the bushes (which I did kinda want to do but flights were super expensive) we don’t know for sure what the exact exchange was.
Twitter has some thoughts, of course, with many calling William out for being rude.
I didn’t want to believe those rumors but it does seem like William ignored Meghan and Harry. The Kate and Meghan interactions seemed so fake. I think Kate and William are jealous of Meghan’s popularity. #MeghanMarkle https://t.co/p8Klnms8gU
— Soaps Forever ❤ (Fire Bradley Bell) (@GenoaCityLove) December 26, 2018
This is very sad to see prince William ignoring Meghan , this is not how Diana brought him up, and wither he thinks she’s wrong for harry he should b more respectful. Hope they sort this,
— april burdett (@19babe69) December 27, 2018
He was downright rude. William is a piece of work. I was shocked how he dissed Meghan and at the same time Kate gave a side eye
— beverly (@cooking_beverly) December 28, 2018
Honestly, if the press wanted their “next” story. They would unpacked William’s attitude. He pretty much ignored Harry, Meghan, AND Kate yesterday. Meghan did the heavy lifting in being her usual self and polite to everyone.
— just from, morgan ⚢ (@Legallycam225) December 26, 2018
Others just think it’s been blown out of proportion:
Prince William wasn’t snubbing Meghan. He was fixing his scarf while glaring at the media filming their every move after church. I can’t say that I blame him. The press have been brutal. Quit the lies and give these people peace. #princewilliam #MeghanMarkle #PrinceHarry pic.twitter.com/mePoxjU3QJ
— Anne Boleyn (“Royal Expert”) (@TudorChick1501) December 27, 2018
— Anne Boleyn (“Royal Expert”) (@TudorChick1501) December 28, 2018
I reckon it’s harmless, but then again I love all four of these fun young royals and want them all to be getting along. So in my mind, William is just feeling the icy December chill and dealing with a sub-par scarf while Meghan was talking to a very small person hiding behind him. Case closed!