Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton to head to Wimbledon together for Women’s final tomorrow
MEGHAN Markle will join sister-in-law Kate Middleton at the Women’s Wimbledon final tomorrow amid rumours of a rift between the pair.
The duchesses are expected to watch Serena Williams and Simona Halep for the final on Saturday.
And the Duchess of Cambridge, who is the Patron of All England Lawn Tennis, will then head to the men’s final with husband Prince William on Sunday.
It’s the first time the royal women have stepped out, just the two of them, since they joined crowds at centre court together last year.
Earlier this week they headed out to a charity polo match with their kids to cheer on husbands William and Harry at the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day on Wednesday.
It was eight-week-old baby Archie’s first outing, with Meghan, 37, kissing her son as she sat on the sidelines.
And sister-in-law Kate, also 37, appeared to have her hands full as she played with kids George, five, Charlotte, four, and Louis, one, at the Billingbear polo club in Wokingham.
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The united front comes despite rumours of a feud between the Sussex and Cambridge families and an onslaught of criticism towards Meghan after it was claimed her security team tried to stop tennis fans from taking photos of her at Wimbledon.
The former US actress was met with a barrage of criticism, including from GMB host Piers Morgan, as reports surfaced she had been a “nightmare” to accommodate with her casual outfit and “self-regarding paranoia”.
The Sun today exclusively revealed how the man told off for “invading” Meghan’s privacy for a pic was actually taking a selfie and had no idea she was there.
But Serena Williams defended Meghan over the disastrous trip, saying she “couldn’t be a better friend”.
PUSH FOR PRIVACY
The duchess, who gave birth to son Archie in May this year, will again make a public appearance as she heads to the Lion King premiere with Prince Harry in London on Sunday.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s insistence around privacy saw a shroud of secrecy over their son Archie’s christening over the weekend.
The new parents chose to withhold the names of the godparents of the seventh-in-line to the throne and only released pictures to the media afterwards.
Critics were unimpressed with the decision, pointing to recent news that the couple spent £2.4m of taxpayers’ money refurbishing their Frogmore Cottage home.
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And while doting aunt Kate and uncle William attended the eight-week-old’s christening in Windsor on Saturday, the Duchess of Cambridge looked “ready to flee” in the Royal Family portrait, a body language expert revealed.
It does nothing to dispel rumours of a rift between the once dubbed “Fab Four”, with the Sussexes recently splitting from the joint charity with the Cambridges.
The speculated feud has even seen the palace deliberately try to avoid “diary clashes” between Harry, Meghan, William and Kate to prevent “competition”, a royal author claimed.
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This official family photo was issued by the palace after Archie’s christening on Saturday
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