Kate Middleton and Prince William are accused of stealing Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s thunder.

Last weekend, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex celebrated their first wedding anniversary. They released never-before-seen photos to mark the milestone of their marriage. Shortly after that, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared a series of photos taken during their family outing at Middleton’s garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.

According to Natalie Finn of E! News, at present, “it’s taboo to release photos on the same day that someone else releases photos – when that someone else is a very close relative.”

As a result, Prince William and Middleton are “facing charges of stealing thunder” for sharing family photos just hours after the new parents released pictures to celebrate their first wedding anniversary.

According to Richard Palmer, a royal correspondent, Middleton and Markle’s rivalry and publicity clashes upset the palace because it’s already attracting public attention.

“It was a case of anything you can do, we can do better,” one seasoned royal watcher said after the Cambridges and the Sussexes posted photos to commemorate different events of their lives online.

Royal aides revealed that there was little they could do about Prince Harry and Markle’s wedding anniversary clashing with Middleton’s flower show. However, there had been times when the couples overshadowed the other’s work.

Finn added that there will be times when clashes can’t be avoided entirely and this isn’t new for the royal family. There was a time when Princess Anne, who tops every year for the number of engagements she attends, got annoyed because the causes she advocates would be overshadowed by what Princess Diana was doing or wearing.

In related news, Prince William and Middleton have been very straightforward in their desire for privacy especially when it comes to their kids. The couple also doesn’t look at the photographers whenever they attend events.

Royal photographer Ian Lloyd warned the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge that their bid for privacy could backfire in 20 years. When the couple will be in their early 50s they will be desperate for press coverage but the press has already moved on to other people who are younger and more attractive than them.