Kate Middleton has a mind of her own -- that's one of the reasons the public loves her so much, like her late mother in law before her. She has been reportedly feuding with Queen Elizabeth again over several issues that she deems important.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, this is not the first time that the two ladies have had a royal rumble. The duchess seems to be drawing more courage to stand up for her desires though, particularly as they pertain to her family of origin, the Middleton family.
Things came to a head at the royal palace on Christmas Day, according to a report from the Jan. 19 print issue of Life & Style magazine.
Kate, 32, angered the Queen by breaking "royalty protocol" and having her parents, Michael and Carole, and sister and brother, Pippa and James Middleton, celebrate Christmas with her, Prince William, and Prince George at their country home, Anmer Hall. The couple traditionally celebrates the holidays with the queen at her Sandringham estate. Kate also broke tradition by bringing her side of the family to St. Mary Magdalene Church on Christmas Day. The Queen has been rumored in the past to be only tolerant of the Middleton family, and certainly not hospitable, although she has plenty of room for them to stay with her at her estate. An insider says the queen's treatment of the Middletons is simply intolerable to Kate.
"She's banned the Middletons from staying at Sandringham even though she has plenty of room for them. She almost ruined Christmas for Kate."The queen has reportedly been less than understanding about issues related to Kate's pregnancies and decisions regarding parenting and raising Prince George. Kate suffered from the relatively rare occurrence of hyperemesis gravidarum, a complex pregnancy related issue that causes severe nausea, vomiting, and dehydration. This required Kate to be hospitalized several times throughout her first pregnancy. The queen accused Kate of shirking her royal duties, and is unhappy that the couple plans to relocate to an estate not far from their current residence. She even accused Kate of not eating well or enough and not gaining adequate weight during her pregnancies, which is very difficult for women with hyperemesis gravidarum to accomplish. A source from the palace says the added stress of the queen's criticism has only exacerbated Kate's pregnancy illness.
"The queen has told Kate to gain weight, but Kate says she would if she could! The constant nagging is not helpful."It sounds as though a little space between the queen and Duchess of Cambridge may be just what the doctor ordered.
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