Meghan Markle and Prince Harry experienced an apparent snub from the palace due to Kate Middleton.

According to Anna Kretschmer, a journalist for Express, Kensington Palace snubbed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex when it didn’t allow Prince Harry and Markle to publicize the garden that Markle designed as it competes with Middleton’s work.

Royal commentator Angela Mollard shared her thoughts about the issue on New Idea’s “Royals” podcast. Months ago, the palace announced that the Duchess of Cambridge was designing a classically English garden.  Then, “interestingly” Prince Harry and Markle sponsored an African-inspired conservation garden for charity Camfed.

“Apparently, when it came to publicising it, Harry and Meghan’s garden was not allowed to be publicised, Kate’s garden had to get the greater publicity,” Mollard said. “Isn’t it emblematic of their different natures?”

“There’s the African-inspired conservation garden vs [one] that’s so quintessentially English – but we don’t want them to be exactly the same, that’s what makes it interesting!” she added.

A week ago, a source from Camfed revealed that Kensington Palace told them not to use Prince Harry’s photographs being surrounded by young Zimbabwean alumni to publicize Markle’s garden because the Duchess of Cambridge “is co-designing a garden.” The insider added that the palace was “worried about mixed messaging.”

Markle’s garden was inspired by a young agriculturalist named Beauty Gombana, who grows bio-fortified beans to cope with droughts. The design features solar panels and a smart irrigation system.

On the other hand, Middleton’s design included a tepee in the layout that sparked a culturally sensitive issue as cone-shaped tents are considered sacred by native Americans. Middleton was criticized for cultural misappropriation but sociology professor Frank Furedi said that what the duchess did was “harmless enough.”

In related news, Middleton’s husband Prince William saved Prince Harry and Markle from a dispute with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles. When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided to split from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge they were not entitled to have their own communication team.

Prince William stepped in for his brother and sister-in-law, so Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles would give the couple more budget to build their own team.