An online publication has deleted an article claiming baselessly that Kate Middleton is leaving Prince William

  • Rumors that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are separating swept the internet on Tuesday.
  • The claim originated from French website Oh My Mag and was later picked up by MSN, Newsweek reports.

A fake article claiming the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have separated after 11 years of marriage sent royal fans into a frenzy this week on social media.

On Tuesday, an MSN article titled “Prince Williams and Kate Middleton Split as Duchess Moves in with Kids” was shared on Twitter. Newsweek reported that MSN published the story after Oh My Mag, a French website, made similar claims.

A screenshot from Twitter shows the article now deleted from MSN.MSN/Twitter

The article, which has since been removed from the MSN and Oh My Mag websites, alleged that Kate, 40, left William, 39, and took the couple’s three young children with her. Newsweek reported that the Oh My Mag article attributed its content to the German website

According to an archived version, the Oh My Mag article read, “Palace staff recently reported a heated discussion between the couple they came across. The staff overheard their conversation where Kate expressed her displeasure… After the argument, Kate packed up and left. for his parents’ house with his children.”

In a statement to Newsweek, Oh My Mag’s parent company, Groupe Cerise, confirmed the claims were false.

“This story is indeed false and was published by accident. We are temporarily removing it,” they said.

An MSN spokesperson confirmed to Insider that the article and associated tweet have been deleted.

“The accuracy of our content is a top priority and we continue to improve our systems to identify and prevent inaccurate information from appearing on our channels. The story and tweet in question have since been removed,” the post said. communicated.

Representatives for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Oh My Mag and did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

An online publication has deleted an article claiming baselessly that Kate Middleton is leaving Prince William
Prince William and Kate Middleton with their three children.Samir Hussein/Getty Images

William and Middleton met in 2001 at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland before becoming engaged nine years later in October 2010. They married on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey and celebrated their 11th anniversary wedding in April.

Although the couple have different royal engagements on Wednesday – with Middleton at the Buckingham Palace garden party and William at a Submariner memorial unveiling – the couple recently completed a controversial Caribbean tour together.

They are both expected to attend and take part in the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations in June.

Jacob L. Thornton