Kate Middleton can count a victory in the action brought forward against Tatler.
The Duchess of Cambridge took legal action against the society magazine for a “string of lies” in their piece titled “Catherine The Great”.
In early summer, Kensington Palace sent legal letters to the publication, asking that it be removed from the internet. They also issued a rare statement regarding the story, “This story contains a swathe of inaccuracies and false misrepresentations which were not put to Kensington Palace prior to publication.”
Tatler originally stood behind the story, but the Mail on Sunday can now reveal that the Palace and magazine have come to an agreement that sees the article altered.
The original claimed that Kate was “exhausted and trapped” after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal exit. It also claimed that Kate has “become perilously thin, just like – some point out – Princess Diana.” A reference to Diana’s known eating disorders.
Additionally, there was criticism against Kate’s mother and sister, Carole and Pippa, naming them as “a terrible snob” and “try-hard”, which is said to have upset the family the most.
A source close to the publisher Condé Nast said: “Tatler has a long-standing relationship with the Royal Family and wanted to end this amicably.”
Many of the paragraphs in the article have now been deleted. A note at the end of the piece simply states that the article has been edited.
Kensington Palace declined to comment when approached by ET Canada.