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Kensington Palace forces Tatler to cut down ‘cruel’ profile of Kate Middleton after accusing mag of a ‘string of lies’

KENSINGTON Palace has forced Tatler to cut down its 'cruel' profile of Kate Middleton after accusing the magazine of writing a "string of lies."

The magazine has caved in to the Duchess and removed parts of the piece where "snobby" jabs were made at Kate's mum Caroline and sister Pippa.

According to the Mail on Sunday, Kensington Palace instructed its lawyers to demand the "inaccuracies and false representations" written in their 'Catherine the Great' edition be removed.

The magazine has now agreed to cut down the online profile by nearly a quarter - four months after its publication.

The derogatory claims included that Kate had been left “exhausted”, “trapped” and “furious” with the extra workload after Harry and Meghan fled to LA.

And it said she felt her young children had been “thrown under a bus”.

So-called friends were quoted as saying, “I don’t know who she is”, and describing her as “impenetrable”.

While the author, journalist Anna Pasternak, described her as having “an aura of blandness”.

She also took a swipe at Kate for crafting a “posher” accent after being born a commoner.


William, 37, did not get away unscathed, with a deeply personal and patronising jibe that he sees mother-in-law Carole as “the mummy he always wanted”.

The description of fitness fanatic Kate being “perilously thin” is believed to have shocked the whole family.

However, it was the criticisms of her family which allegedly hit the hardest.

They sneered at the influence mum Carole Middleton, 65, is believed to have had on Kate and William’s Norfolk home, making it “very Buckingham- shire”.

The editor of Tatler, Richard Dennen is an old friend of the Duchess from St Andrews University — and even went on holiday with her twice.

A source told The Sun: “Kate remains hurt and upset by the article. It was very unpleasant.

"But she also feels betrayed, as Richard had been a friend from the St Andrews set. Kate never saw this coming.

“There are a lot of unanswered questions, particularly who said these things to Tatler because her real friends would never talk that way about her.”

The initial complaint from Kensington Palace said: "This story contains a swathe of inaccuracies and false misrepresentations which were not put to Kensington Palace prior to publication.”

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