Kate Middleton "snaps her fingers and Kensington Palace comes running" - that's what Meghan Markle has reportedly told pals after royal officials filed a legal complaint to Tatler.
According to the Mail, the Duchess of Sussex said that while she was give no support after being "shredded" by the press, it's a different story for her sister-in-law.
Markle's complaint is regardling a Tatler magazine, which ran a story about Kate – headlined "Catherine the Great".
The article claimed Duchess of Cambridge had an eating disorder and that she was exhausted after taking on additional duties since Prince Harry and Markle stepped down as senior royals.
In contrast, "Meghan said the Palace never once came to her defence when she was being shredded by the media," a friend told the Mail.
"Now Kate gets a bit of negative press, and the Palace comes out in less than 24 hours to rebuke the claims made against her."
According to a friend of Meghan, the response to Kate's article has come as "... a slap in the face for Harry because he repeatedly asked for an updated, revised media policy – or at least a conversation about his concerns."
"All fell on deaf ears, and then Kate comes along, snaps her fingers and gets an outpouring of support.
"Meghan says it's just so telling.
"She explained this was one of the main reasons why she and Harry said their goodbyes to royal life – the lack of support and complete disregard for the pain and anguish Meghan suffered while being crucified in the media.
"Meghan said, rather than backing her, she was made to feel like she was asking too much, expecting too much, when all she wanted was support from the powers that be."