Prince Harry and Meghan Markle filed a lawsuit against two publications for breaching their privacy, among other things. Shortly after, Prince William and Kate Middleton embarked on their tour of Pakistan.

On the online forum site Quora, royal fans are wondering if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex purposely filed their lawsuit and made a statement days before the tour to overpower the Cambridges. After all, there is an alleged rift between the royal couples.

But according to Pamela Lipscomb, a former opera singer, Prince Harry, and Markle’s lawsuit had absolutely nothing to do with Prince William and Middleton.

“They wanted to wait as long into the tour as possible because they knew that it would blow up a lot of goodwill and positive stories that they had generated with the tour. After all, Harry didn’t confine his statement to the media outlets named in the suit, he went after the media in general, even the journalists who had been following the tour and trying to be as positive as possible. He even condemned them,” she said.

Lipscomb also said that the Duke of Sussex decided to file the lawsuit before Oct. 1 because a new law and regulation came into effect on the same day regarding the civil laws against the media on Oct. 1.

“After that date, it became more difficult because it then required more paperwork with more detail about the allegations, including supporting information. If you couldn’t provide that, the suit would not make it past the filing,” she said.

The royal fan said that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex must have been more focused on the timing of the lawsuit and not on how it would affect Prince William and Middleton’s tour of Pakistan.

In fact, while the couple was there, Prince Harry and Markle also embarked on their joint engagements in London. And when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were in South Africa, Prince William and Middleton also had their engagements back home.

Prince William, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton
Pictured [L-R]: The Duke of Cambridge, Duke of Sussex, Duchess of Sussex and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Westminster Abbey to attend a service to mark the centenary of the Armistice on Nov. 11, 2018 in central London. Paul Grover/AFP/Getty Images