Meghan complains that Kate 'snaps her fingers' and gets backing of the Palace

Kate Middleton "snaps her fingers and Kensington Palace comes running" - that's what Meghan Markle has reportedly told pals after royal officials filed a legal complaint to Tatler.

According to the Mail, the Duchess of Sussex said that while she was give no support after being "shredded" by the press, it's a different story for her sister-in-law.

Markle's complaint is regardling a Tatler magazine, which ran a story about Kate – headlined "Catherine the Great".

The article claimed Duchess of Cambridge had an eating disorder and that she was exhausted after taking on additional duties since Prince Harry and Markle stepped down as senior royals.

In contrast, "Meghan said the Palace never once came to her defence when she was being shredded by the media," a friend told the Mail.

"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."

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The Duchess of Cambridge (centre) prepares to race against para-athlete sprinter Emmanuel Oyinbo-Coker and heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill (right hidden), during a SportsAid event at the London Stadium in Stratford, London.
The Duchess of Cambridge (centre) during a SportsAid event at the London Stadium in Stratford, London.
The Duchess of Cambridge (centre) prepares to race against para-athlete sprinter Emmanuel Oyinbo-Coker and heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill, during a SportsAid event at the London Stadium in Stratford, London.
The Duchess of Cambridge (centre) races against para-athlete sprinter Emmanuel Oyinbo-Coker and heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill, during a SportsAid event at the London Stadium in Stratford, London.
The Duchess of Cambridge (centre) prepares to race against para-athlete sprinter Emmanuel Oyinbo-Coker and heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill, during a SportsAid event at the London Stadium in Stratford, London.
Heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill (second right) watches as para-athlete sprinter Emmanuel Oyinbo-Coker shakes hands with the Duchess of Cambridge following a short sprint race during a SportsAid event at the London Stadium in Stratford, London.
The Duchess of Cambridge smiles during a short race against para-athlete sprinter Emmanuel Oyinbo-Coker and heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill, during a SportsAid event at the London Stadium in Stratford, London.
Heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill (second right) watches as para-athlete sprinter Emmanuel Oyinbo-Coker shakes hands with the Duchess of Cambridge following a short sprint race during a SportsAid event at the London Stadium in Stratford, London.
The Duchess of Cambridge is shown Taekwondo moves by Great Britain's Lutalo Muhammad (left), during a SportsAid event at the London Stadium in Stratford, London.
Heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill (second right) watches as para-athlete sprinter Emmanuel Oyinbo-Coker explains to the Duchess of Cambridge how to use starting blocks during a SportsAid event at the London Stadium in Stratford, London.
The Duchess of Cambridge prepares exits the starting blocks during a SportsAid event at the London Stadium in Stratford, London.
The Duchess of Cambridge is shown Taekwondo moves by Great Britain's Lutalo Muhammad (left), during a SportsAid event at the London Stadium in Stratford, London.
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The Duchess of Cambridge (left) with heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill during a SportsAid event at the London Stadium in Stratford, London.
The Duchess of Cambridge, watches a Judo display during a SportsAid event at the London Stadium in Stratford, London.
The Duchess of Cambridge (centre) with heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill (right) during a SportsAid event at the London Stadium in Stratford, London.
The Duchess of Cambridge (centre) poses for a photograph with young athletes and staff during a SportsAid event at the London Stadium in Stratford, London.
The Duchess of Cambridge (right) with heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill during a SportsAid event at the London Stadium in Stratford, London.
The Duchess of Cambridge is shown Taekwondo moves by Great Britain's Lutalo Muhammad (left), during a SportsAid event at the London Stadium in Stratford, London.
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According to a friend of Meghan, the response to Kate's article has come as "... a slap in the face for Harry because he repeatedly asked for an updated, revised media policy – or at least a conversation about his concerns."

"All fell on deaf ears, and then Kate comes along, snaps her fingers and gets an outpouring of support.

"Meghan says it's just so telling.

"She explained this was one of the main reasons why she and Harry said their goodbyes to royal life – the lack of support and complete disregard for the pain and anguish Meghan suffered while being crucified in the media.

"Meghan said, rather than backing her, she was made to feel like she was asking too much, expecting too much, when all she wanted was support from the powers that be."

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