The Cambridges skipped out on a foundation meeting that the Sussexes attended

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge failed to attend a board meeting of the Royal Foundation this week amid rumours of a royal rift with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. William and Kate lead the foundation together with Harry and Meghan but while the Duke and Duchess of Sussex both attended the meeting, as well as a staff Christmas party afterwards, the other two members of the so-called Fab Four didn’t show up.

Kensington Palace insists that the Cambridges were not expected, but a source admitted that it ‘was a shame’ they didn’t attend the meeting or the subsequent party. Rumours of a rift between the Cambridges and the Sussexes have spread like wildfire following the announcement that Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, are set to move away from Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage. And the latest chapter of the rumoured rivalry saw Harry and Meghan attend the board meeting alone.

A source revealed: ‘Not only were Harry and Meghan there, but they went to the staff Christmas party afterwards. It was a very jolly affair. It’s a shame that William and Catherine did not turn up.’

Kensington Palace insists that the Cambridges had not been expected. ‘Their Royal Highnesses attend these meetings in turn,’ a spokesman says. ‘This session was focused on programmes led by the Duke of Sussex.’

[From The Daily Mail]