Kate Middleton and Prince William Are Reportedly "Anxious" About the Sussexes' 'Time' Cover

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently posed for the magazine.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry recently appeared on the cover of Time (opens in new tab) magazine together, to take their place as two of the world's 100 most influential people. Unfortunately, not everyone was thrilled about this development—at least not according to royal expert Duncan Larcombe.

"Kate and William (opens in new tab) are in danger of being dragged into a transatlantic popularity contest," Larcombe told OK! (opens in new tab). "They will feel anxious over the cover and everything Harry and Meghan do as it always seems to reflect on them."

According to the expert, Kate Middleton and Prince William (opens in new tab) tend to get antsy whenever major Sussexes-related news breaks. "William and Kate are concerned about absolutely everything that comes out of America in regards to Harry and Meghan (opens in new tab), especially Harry's tell-all warts and all memoir (opens in new tab) that's gonna hit the shelves sometime next year," Larcombe said. "They have no control over the narrative."

The Cambridges are reportedly trying to avoid drama (opens in new tab) over the next few months, as the focus shifts to the Queen (opens in new tab) in her 70th year of rule—but of course, they can't control what their relatives across the pond choose to do.

Although previous reports indicated that the Cambridges and Sussexes were getting closer (opens in new tab)—with talks of joint Netflix projects (opens in new tab) and friendly Zoom calls (opens in new tab)Finding Freedom author Omid Scobie isn't convinced (opens in new tab).

"I think it's wishful thinking when we see people say that Meghan and Kate are going to work on a Netflix project together or they're talking on the phone," Scobie told Entertainment Tonight (opens in new tab). "I even read a story about how they're Zooming whilst making cakes or something, quite recently."

For the time being, it sadly sounds like we can expect continued distance between the two families.

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