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People Think Meghan Markle Is Trying To Steal Kate Middleton's Thunder

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By Carolyn B.

From the moment she stepped into Prince Harry's life, Meghan Markle has been a divisive figure. People seem to love or hate the Duchess of Sussex, with really no in-between. Her supporters think she is kind, caring, and full of grace. Her detractors accuse her of being selfish and fame-hungry.

Things don't seem to be changing much now that Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry have left their posts at the Royal Palace. Social media users are now accusing Meghan of trying to steal attention away from another Royal Family member.

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Prince William's wife, Kate Middleton, visited the MiniBrum at Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum this past Tuesday to promote a new charity initiative she has in the works.

Princess Kate promoted her "5 Big Questions" project, which poses important questions to parents and caregivers to learn how people feel young children should be raised. These questions are meant to enhance and improve the future of childcare in the long run. The Palace later posted images on Instagram from her visit, further promoting her cause.

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Duchess Meghan has also been busy promoting charitable causes. The former actor made a trip to an organization that works with underprivileged teenage girls in Canada earlier this month.

Before moving to Canada, the Duchess visited a UK animal charity. The former Suits actor has been a patron of the establishment since last January. This marks her first year anniversary with the organization, which is likely the reason for her visit. The Sussexes' Instagram account also posted about Meghan's visit.

Drama On The 'Gram

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Commenters immediately seized on the timing of the Sussex account's post. Critics blamed Duchess Meghan directly for the post, seemingly believing she controls the account directly.

These commenters accused the Duchess of Sussex of trying to steal Princess Kate's thunder. They said Meghan was bitter and jealous that Kate was in the news for her children's charity tour and was trying to grab some of that attention for herself. Many critics of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have accused the actor of being obsessed with fame.

A Bitter Rivalry?

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Rumors have long claimed that Princess Kate and Duchess Meghan were secretly feuding with each other. The two ladies are alleged to have been not very friendly and their tense relationship is sometimes blamed for Harry and Meghan's exit.

These rumors could very well be a product of the British press. Tabloids and news reports have compared the two royals for years, often criticizing Meghan for innocuous reasons while simultaneously applauding Kate for the very same behaviors. Prince Harry has frequently criticized the press for this behavior.

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