Meghan Markle Vs. Kate Middleton: Fans Clash In Duchess Wars While Royals Enjoy Warm Friendship

Tracey Johnson

Although Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton seem to be getting along famously, the same cannot be said for their respective fan bases. Victoria Arbiter, a royal author, told Express that both Duchesses have loyal fans who are squabbling and attacking each other online. The Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Sussex's every move is watched and criticized by their supporters, sparking furious rows about which royal is better.

The royal expert says that fans have taken to social media and are not afraid to bash each other when they disagree. Arbiter, who wrote Queen Elizabeth II for Pocket Giants, pointed out the irony in the situation. William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan support anti-bullying charities and are very vocal when it comes to issues pertaining to mental health. Arbiter said that she can only assume that the duchesses aren't aware of all the social media bullying which is happening at their expense.

"They just like to pit these two women against each other which is a shame because I think both women have got so much to offer."

"It seems on social media that there are two very defined camps, there are the Cambridge fans and the Sussex fans and they don't seem to cross over terribly well."

"It seems on social media that there are two very defined camps, there are the Cambridge fans and the Sussex fans and they don't seem to cross over terribly well."

"If Kate steps out and does something then all the Sussex fans start grumbling and vice versa, it's an extraordinary thing to see."

"The Cambridge fans are all in and the Sussex fans are all in."

Kate's fans, on the other hand, seem to "hero worship" Kate. The author says that her most fanatical fans are obsessed with everything about the Duchess of Cambridge in a way which is very reminiscent of the Diana era.

Arbiter made it clear that despite their online factions, Kate and Meghan enjoy a warm relationship.

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