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Tatler Magazine backs down following row with the Duchess of Cambridge over ‘string of cruel lies’


Tatler Magazine has backed down following a row with the Duchess of Cambridge over the publication of an article described as ‘a string of cruel lies.’

The high society magazine says that paragraphs from the controversial article have been deleted to protect its ‘long-standing relationship with the Royal Family’.

Tatler called the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge snobby and compared Carole Middleton to TV snob Hyacinth Bucket.

The couple instructed the publication to remove the ‘inaccuracies and false representations’.

The magazine has obliged and has made a large number of edits to the piece which was published in May.

A source told the Mail on Sunday: “The piece is full of lies. There is no truth to their claim that the Duchess feels overwhelmed with work, nor that the Duke is obsessed with Carole Middleton. It’s preposterous.

“The whole thing is class snobbery. Tatler may think it’s immune from action as it’s read by the Royals and on every coffee table in every smart home.

“But it makes no difference. It’s ironic that the Royals’ favourite magazine is now being trashed by them.”

In May, shortly after the original profile was published, a Kensington Palace spokesperson issued a rebuttal.

They said: “This story contains a swathe of inaccuracies and false misrepresentations which were not put to Kensington Palace prior to publication.”

There were fears that the article would lead to further sexist abuse of both the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex, who have often been vilified in a Duchess vs Duchess style on social media.