Kate Middleton has been hounded with various rumors and controversies since she became a part of the Royal family. Despite this, the wife of Prince William has remained tight-lipped and focused on her duties as the Duchess of Cambridge and responsibilities as a mom of three instead. Now, another malicious allegation is surfacing online: Kate's family is accused of using the members of the Royal family to earn money.
Reports about Kate Middleton's family allegedly cashing in on Prince Harry's wife and son sparked after photos of personalized party goodies with Baby Archie's name surfaced online. Daily Star shared a photo from Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton's official Party Pieces website. The snap showed a "HAVE A HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARCHIE!" text, alongside a photo of a tot, two bears, and a mountain.
Aside from that, the in-laws of Prince William are, also, accused of selling royal-themed items on their online shop, including corgi flags, inflatable crowns, and princess and queen wigs. Party Pieces has also, allegedly, started advertising baby goods after Kate Middleton announced her first pregnancy. The Middletons were also condemned for selling Loom Band kits after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were spotted donning the elastic bracelets.
"I can't believe they've had the cheek to to this again. Always jumping on the royal bandwagon with whatever event is coming up. It's disgraceful," one netizen, reportedly, wrote on social media. "I can't believe they're cashing in on little Archie now too," another netizen stated.
Besides Archie, Kate Middleton, and Prince William, Carole and Michael have, reportedly, "cashed in on" Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as well. The grandparents of Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 1, have, allegedly, sold personalized umbrellas, bowler hats fabric waving flags, Union Jack banner and other items before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding.
The malicious allegation came a few days after Prince Harry went to battle tabloids. The brother-in-law of Kate Middleton has started legal proceedings against the owners of three British media entities for its "relentless propaganda" and "continual misrepresentations" of the Royal couple. The lengthy statement of Prince William's younger brother revealed the "silent sufferings" of Meghan Markle.
"I've seen what happens when someone I love is commoditized to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person," Prince Harry wrote. "I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces," he went on.
Kate Middleton and Prince William have yet to comment on the recent allegations saying that the Duchess' parents are using them and the Sussexes to earn money. Stay tuned to Business Times for the latest news and updates about the Royal family!