The Palace dismissed a new cover story as containing a “swathe of inaccuracies.”
Kensington Palace rarely makes statements regarding the press, however it did so today following the publication of a cover story by Tatler on Kate Middleton.
On Monday of this week, the British magazine released its newest issue with the Duchess of Cambridge on the cover with the cover line, Catherine the Great: How the crisis made Kate the Kingmaker. The accompanying cover story featured quotes from sources reportedly close to the Cambridges about how they are adjusting to their new, fuller roles since Harry and Meghan stepped down from their senior royal roles earlier this year. The piece said that Middleton felt “exhausted and trapped” and is “furious about the larger workload” adding that “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 piece also hinted at a feud between Meghan and Kate ahead of the royal wedding in 2018 over whether or not the bridesmaids should wear tights.
Kensington Palace refuted the article in a public statement writing, “This story contains a swathe of inaccuracies and false misrepresentations which were not put to Kensington Palace prior to publication.”
Tatler released its own statement shortly thereafter writing that it “stands behind the reporting of Anne Pasternak and her sources” and that “the fact they are denying they ever knew [about the cover story] is categorically false” as the magazine says it approached them “months ago” to “work together on it.”
The story follows the promotion of a book on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s royal life titled Finding Freedom which is due out in August. In a release, its authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand said, “The aim of this book is to portray the real Harry and Meghan, a couple who continue to inspire many around the world through their humanitarian and charitable work but are often inaccurately portrayed. Our mission has been motivated by a desire to tell an accurate version of their journey and finally present the truth of misreported stories that have become gospel simply because of the amount of times they have been repeated. It is thanks to our sources that we have been able to share the definitive story of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”