By Laura Harman
Kate Middleton snubbed two of her husband’s family members at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, says an unearthed report.
- In 2012, the Queen celebrated her Diamond Jubilee, which signaled Queen Elizabeth II's 60-year reign on the throne.
- It was at this event that an unearthed report claims that the Duchess of Cambridge may have inadvertently snubbed two of her family members.
- In other royal news, Princess Anne claims 'Camilla will never be a true queen' as they quarrel about titles.
The Queen's Platinum Jubliee is just around the corner, as plans are made to celebrate the Queen's 70 years on the throne in 2022.
However, it was just nine years ago, in 2012, that the Queen celebrated her Diamond Jubilee. At this time, Kate Middleton had only been married into the Royal Family for one year as her royal wedding was on April 29, 2011.
Duchess Kate and her new husband were heavily involved in the celebrations around the Queen's big day. Prince William and Kate Middleton even took a Diamond Jubilee Tour across East Asia, which the royal family claimed was “on behalf of the British Government in celebration of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.”
Although the couple made headlines during their tour and certainly provided some good press for the Royal Family, some royals felt snubbed by Duchess Kate's involvement in the celebrations.
Royal journalist Catherine Ostler said in an unearthed report from 2016 from the Daily Mail, that Kate Middleton had a “chilly” relationship with her husband’s cousins Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice. This was particularly surprising as Prince Harry and Prince William have always had a close relationship with their cousins.
Catherine quoted a royal insider as saying, “Royalty is all about pecking order, often in a cruelly blunt sense, and it is Kate who has all the toys and the position.
“It particularly hurt when Kate did solo engagements with the Queen during the Diamond Jubilee. They felt snubbed.”
Before Kate married William, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie were the next most senior female royals. This is because following Prince Harry in the royal line of succession was Prince Andrew and then his two daughters Eugenie and Beatrice.
Since this potential snubbing, the royals all seem to get on very well and Princess Beatrice and Kate even gave their daughters the same middle name in tribute to the Queen, Elizabeth.
Ahead of the Platinum Jubilee in 2022, it is thought that the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William will play another major role in the celebrations. However, it's unknown whether they will be going on tour again.
This is primarily because of COVID-19 restrictions that still exist across the world, and because of their three young children who are in full-time education at primary school.
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