Why is Kate Middleton taking legal action against Tatler? – The Sun
POSH mag Tatler has been ordered by fuming Kensington Palace officials to remove a spiteful article about a "perilously thin" Kate Middleton.
The society bible for Britain's most privileged claims the "yummy mummy" Duchess of Cambridge is worn out from a "larger workload" post Meghan Markle's infamous snubbing of the UK.
Why is Kate Middleton taking legal action against Tatler?
Tatler, one of the world's oldest magazines, is said to have offended Kate Middleton with a provocative profile on the royal.
The upsetting piece targets everything from the royal's relationship with Prince William to her weight, and the fallout with Meghan Markle.
The article, written by Anna Pasternak, quotes a source saying: "William and Catherine really wanted to be hands-on parents and the Sussexes have effectively thrown their three children under a bus."
On May 27, Kensington Palace issued a statement on the article saying it “contained a swathe of inaccuracies and false representations”.
The Times reports palace lawyers have sent a letter to Tatler demanding that it remove the article from its website.
Kensington Palace has declined to confirm whether legal action is planned.
What exactly did the Tatler article say about Kate Middleton?
Tatler published its article about "Catherine the Great" – with a glammed-up Kate Middleton gracing its July/August cover.
Inside the summer edition is a not-so-glowing piece about the Duchess of Cambridge, stating that royal courtiers have "murmured" she "understands that the only credo of the Royal Family is duty, duty, duty".
It also claims that she is "furious" about her "larger workload. She feels exhausted and trapped".
Scorning her as the previous "Duchess of Dolittle", the story says she is being burdened with more work after "Prince Andrew's fall from grace" and the "Sussexes' surly press statements" ahead of Megxit.
The story also rails against her personality and figure – saying the "bland" royal's true feelings are "impenetrable" and that she has "become perilously thin, just like – some point out – Princess Diana".
Sniping at Kate for being a so-called "country grandee", it alleges that William is "obsessed" with his mum-in-law Carole Middleton.
The story also reports that she and Meghan clashed in the lead up to the Duchess's wedding to Harry in May 2018.
What has Tatler said in response?
Tatler doesn't seem to be bothered about the fuss.
Dismissing the palace lawyer's letter, a spokesman for the mag said: "We can confirm we have received correspondence from lawyers acting for the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge and believe it has no merit."
The article can still be read online.
One of Pasternak's mates told The Times: "I cannot believe that William and Kate would get this worked up about the piece."
Kate and William have been busy during the coronavirus lockdown, marking Australia’s inaugural Thank a First Responder Day.
The busy couple have also recently shared home-schooling duties while leading the Royal "crusade" against the killer bug.
And they were praised for a phone call with frontline NHS staff thanking "incredible" doctors and nurses.
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