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Saturday 4th July 2020

Tatler hits back at Kate Middleton and Prince William's legal letters after 'cruel' article

The high society magazine has hit back at the royals claims against them.

High society magazine Tatler has responded to legal letters reportedly sent on behalf of Kate Middleton and Prince William.

The royal couple are allegedly furious with an article. Titled 'Catherine the Great', it makes several claims about the Duchess.

The magazine, which is published under Conde Nast, has now released a statement from their lawyers.

The Palace is reportedly 'furious' about the Tatler article (Image credit: SplashNews.com)

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They confirmed that they had received letters from the royals. But they claim they have "no merit".

"No merit"

The statement reads: "We can confirm we have received correspondence from lawyers acting for the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge and believe it has no merit."

Upper class 'bible' Tatler has painted Kate Middleton in a more favourable light in previous issues.

However, for its July/August edition, it describes the future Queen as and being "perilously thin".

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It even claims she feels "exhausted and trapped" now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have departed.

In response, Kensington Palace issued a statement denouncing the feature.

The article claims Kate and Meghan 'never got on' (Image credit: SplashNews.com)

It reads: "This story contains a swathe of inaccuracies & false misrepresentations which were not put to Kensington Palace prior to publication."

However, the magazine's editor-in-chief says they did attempt to work with the Palace for the story.

"Categorically false"

Richard Dennen said: "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.”

Kate has been working throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially stepped down from their royal duties at the end of March.

Their departure has forced the Queen to reshuffle royal duties.

"Trapped and exhausted"

Both Kate and William have participated in various volunteer and charitable works.

This includes partaking in charity bingo, food distribution and calling NHS workers.

ED! has contacted Kensington Palace and Tatler for comment.

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