King Charles is flexing some royal muscle in shutting down this Meghan Markle gambit

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While King Charles III is currently battling cancer, he is still very much on the throne.

He is not going to let slights to the crown go unpunished.

And King Charles just flexed some royal muscle when he shot down this move from Meghan Markle.

Charles protecting Kate

It’s no secret that there’s no love lost between Meghan Markle and sister-in-law Princess Kate.

But King Charles III does not want bad blood spilling into the public while Kate is undergoing treatment for cancer.

Princess Kate has been a lightning rod for criticism from both inside and outside of Buckingham Palace by some who were tempted to side with Markle in their Royal feud.

However, Christopher Andersen, author of The King, told Fox News that Charles stepped in to shut down any criticism of Kate during her cancer treatment.

Andersen told Fox News, “There are those inside and outside the palace who have criticized Kate over the years [before her diagnosis] for supposedly not shouldering her share of the royal burden, for not going to as many ribbon cuttings, hospital openings and plaque unveilings as the late Queen Elizabeth II, the king or Princess Anne, for instance.”

“It has always been Kate’s choice to prioritize her children’s well-being over royal duties,” Andersen added. 

Many have attributed Kate’s preference for spending time with her kids to her middle-class upbringing; she was not destined to be a Royal.

Andersen continued, “In the past, Charles has remained silent about this and allowed the sniping from the sidelines to continue. But no more. Now the king brooks no criticism of Kate, period.”

King Charles decree

Andersen said that Royal Family members know they risk a heavy-handed rebuke if they dare utter a cross word about Kate or her royal duties in public.

The author added, “Other royal family members and courtiers alike know that they risk being read the Riot Act by the king if they dare utter a negative syllable about Kate. . .Charles has also made it clear that everyone should stand down in terms of when and how she returns to a full public schedule.”

Andersen said that Charles has always had a soft spot for Kate.

However, Kate’s cancer diagnosis moved King Charles in unexpected ways.

Andersen stated, “Charles was moved to tears by Kate’s stunning video announcement that she has cancer.”

Andersen added that Charles is extra protective due to the fact that Kate has remained loyal to the Royal Family, unlike Meghan Markle, who has taken every opportunity to paint the family in a negative light.

King Charles also wants to be protective of Kate because she could be the mother of a future King of England.

Andersen commented, “The king sees her as, in a word, brave. He also knows better than anyone that the future of the monarchy is to a considerable extent in her hands. She is not only the wife of a future king but the mother of a future monarch. Kate has also shown herself to be unswervingly loyal to the royal family and above reproach – things he can’t always say about other Windsors.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s split from the Royal Family continues to have ripple effects.

King Charles clearly feels empathy for Kate on several dimensions.

He believes she would be a great steward for the family.

Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.