Meghan Markle wowed fans when she made a glowing appearance at the British Fashion Awards last week, but per TMZ, no one who was at the show was particularly thrilled.
Sources tell TMZ that the Duchess’ backstage protocol at the Royal Albert Hall was over the top, and that several big stars, including Kendall Jenner, Rita Ora and the Beckhams, were miffed that she refused to allow them into her area. Actress Rosamund Pike, who co-presented with Meghan and Givenchy designer Clare Waight Keller, who won the award Meghan was handing out, did get facetime.
Another report shows Meghan and Prince Harry snubbing Kate Middleton and Prince William at Christmas. The Sussexes will spend Christmas with the Queen at Sandringham, after declining to stay with Will and Kate at their Norfolk home.
A royal source told The Sun: "There’s not a huge amount of room at Sandringham so it’s quite surprising. Maybe they just want their own space.
"Things are civil between the couples but they don’t spend much time together."
This comes amid reports of a feud between the couples.
Meanwhile, the Suits-star turned Duchess has become a style icon, with sales for the brands she wears following, according to a new report out of Elle UK. Stella McCartney, who designed her reception gown, had a 3,000% boost in sales; Givenchy, designer of her wedding dress, saw a sale-increase of 61%.
"On average, if Meghan wears a designer, that brand will see a 200 percent increase in search demand over the following week," Yasmine Bachir, fashion search engine Lyst's senior communications executive, told Elle UK.
Because Meghan can’t through a day with a cringe-worthy flare-up from someone in her family, half-sister Samantha reacted to the Christmas cards she and Harry shared. The sweet shot was taken at Frogmore House as the couple watched fireworks at their May wedding.
Samantha sniped on Twitter: "Interesting that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have their backs turned. Is this towards the world or just the Ragland and Markle family? It’s a bit sad. Face the Christmas spirit."
She later added: "It’s incredibly rude to turn your back in a Christmas photo that is meant to share warmth and good wishes with the world. Those that criticize me for pointing out the truth, need to get that brown stuff off their noses. I hear the world’s smallest violin playing."