Kensington Palace accuses Tatler magazine of 'inaccuracies' in Duchess of Cambridge article

May 27, 2020

Kensington Palace has taken the unusual step of issuing a statement about a magazine article written about the Duchess of Cambridge, describing it as containing "inaccuracies" and "false misrepresentations".

The article has been published in the July/August edition of Tatler magazine, titled Catherine the Great.

The description reads: "Kate Middleton's star is going stratospheric as the country looks to the monarchy for morale.

"Anna Pasternak charts her ascent".

The piece went online on Tuesday.

But on Wednesday, a Kensington Palace spokesperson said in a written statement: "This story contains a swathe of inaccuracies and false misrepresentations which were not put to Kensington Palace prior to publication."

The article looks at the rise of the Duchess of Cambridge as an integral working member of the Royal Family, quoting unnamed friends as sources for the story.

One part of the article claims that the Duchess has been left angry about the increased royal workload, caused by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepping back from royal duties and moving to America.

There is also a section that describes a disagreement between the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex, which allegedly took place back in 2018, over whether the bridesmaids should wear tights at Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding.

In response to the palace statement, a representative for Tatler magazine said: "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."

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