Is the Palace going to sue for libel?
Kate Middleton was recently featured in an article for Tatler magazine, titled "Catherine the Great", in which they accused the Duchess of feeling "exhausted and trapped", among other things, following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's infamous exit.
Kensington Palace followed up with the magazine, sending them multiple letters insisting the article be removed from the internet, according to the DailyMail.
Not only were there "a string of lies" referencing the relationship between Middleton and Markle, but the magazine also made comments about the Duchess of Cambridge's weight.
"Kate has become perilously thin, just like – some point out – Princess Diana," the article reads, referencing an eating disorder the late Princess suffered from.
A source close to the family said to the Mail, "That is such an extremely cruel and wounding barb. It’s disgusting. It’s sexist and woman-shaming at its very worst. The piece is full of lies."
They continued, "It’s preposterous and downright wrong. The whole thing is class snobbery at its very worst. The stuff about [Kate’s sister] Pippa is horrible. Tatler may think it’s immune from action as it’s read by the Royals and on every coffee table in every smart home, but it makes no difference."
Tatler has since released a statement that confirmed the Palace has been in contact regarding legal action.
It read, “We can confirm we have received correspondence from lawyers acting for the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge and believe it has no merit.”
Kensington Palace wrote at the article's release, "This story contains a swathe of inaccuracies and false misrepresentations which were not put to Kensington Palace prior to publication."
However, Tatler quipped back with, "Tatler’s Editor-in-Chief Richard Dennen stands behind the reporting of Anna Pasternak and her sources. Kensington Palace knew we were running the ''Catherine the Great'' cover months ago and we asked them to work together on it. The fact they are denying they ever knew is categorically false.”