Meghan Markle has an interesting connection to the journalist who wrote a scathing article for Tatler about Kate Middleton. The piece in question made some shocking claims about Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, who has launched a lawsuit against the magazine. While Kate and Prince William are doing their best to shut the story down, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, has a link to the author of the article that has royal watchers very intrigued.
Kate Middleton and Prince William take action against Tatler
In a piece for Tatler, author Anna Pasternak made some surprising claims against Kate.. The article slammed Kate for being “boring” and argued that she feels “trapped” and “exhausted” under the weight of Megxit.
In a shocking move, Pasternak also compared Kate’s weight fluctuations to Princess Diana, who openly struggled with eating disorders. At one point in the article, Pasternak noted that, like Diana, Kate was looking “perilously thin.”
William and Kate were understandably upset by the claims in the
article and sent letters to Tatler asking the magazine to take it down.
Kensington Palace even issued a statement assuring fans that the article
featured a “swathe of inaccuracies and false representations.”
In response, Tatler has confirmed that the Cambridges sent them a
notice to remove the piece. The magazine has zero intention of taking it down
and slammed the couple for sending them a request that has “no
“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 magazine stated.
Inside Meghan Markle’s connection to the article
While royal watchers are eager to see how things play out, Daily Mail reports
that Meghan has an interesting connection to Pasternak.
An inside source revealed that Pasternak is close friends with Vanessa Mulroney, a former Tatler employee. Vanessa is the sister-in-law of Jessica Mulroney, who happens to be Meghan’s best friend.
Meghan and Jessica have been close for several years and she was
the maid of honor at the Duchess’s wedding in 2018. Although the link is not
that strong, it does raise questions about how much Meghan may have influenced
As far as Pasternak is concerned, the source stated that she believes everything she wrote in the article is correct and will not back down.
“Pasternak is sticking to her story and saying her sources
are good. She is very well connected in the US. She is friends with Vanessa
Mulroney who used to work at Tatler and now lives in Canada,” the insider
Did the Duchess of Sussex speak to Pasternak?
Pasternak hails from Oxfordshire and is a veteran journalist who
has worked for just about every major newspaper in the United Kingdom. She also
recently penned a book titled The American Duchess and is the author of
the 1994 book, Princess In Love, which documented Diana’s romance with James
The identity of Pasternak’s sources in the Tatler article remains unclear, but there is no evidence that Meghan said anything to her. That does not mean Meghan kept silent on the issue, but there is nothing to suggest that the Duchess of Sussex is one of the sources.
That said, this would not be the first time one of Meghan’s
friends spoke out in her defense. After her wedding, five of Meghan’s friends
talked to People Magazine in light of the drama surrounding her father, Thomas
It is widely believed that Jessica was one of those friends,
though that has never been adequately proven.
Is this how Meghan Markle feels about Kate Middleton’s drama?
Meghan has yet to share her thoughts on Kate’s drama with Tatler. Inside sources, however, claim that Meghan is not happy about how the royal family was quick to defend Kate against the British media.
According to NZ
Herald, a source says that Meghan complained about how Kensington
Palace never said anything when she was in the hot seat. But palace officials
didn’t even wait 24 hours before they released a statement defending the
Duchess of Cambridge.
“Meghan said Kensington Palace never once came to her defense when she was being shredded by the media,” a source stated. “Now Kate gets a bit of negative press, and the Palace comes out in less than 24 hours to rebuke the claims made against her.”
Meghan and Harry are currently living in Los Angeles, where they are reportedly looking to set down roots. The couple’s exit from the royal family went into effect at the end of March and will be re-examined next year.