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Pictured is Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (left), Queen Elizabeth II (center) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (right). Chris Jackson/Christopher Furlong/John Stilwell WPA Pool/Getty Images

Ever since it was announced that Prince Harry would be wedding American actress Meghan Markle, numerous reports have pitted the future royal against her soon-to-be sister-in-law, Prince William’s wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. However, time and time again, rumors of any bad blood between the two have been shut down.

That hasn’t stopped the release of a new report suggesting Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry and Prince William’s grandmother, may prefer Markle over Duchess Kate Middleton. On Thursday, Celebrity Dirty Laundry reported the reigning British monarch “might favor Meghan over Kate simply because she’s seen evidence of the young Hollywood actresses’ strong work ethic.”

The allegations came after it was revealed that the queen was allowing Markle to spend Christmas with the royal family despite her not yet being married to Prince Harry. Before wedding Prince William in 2011, Middleton was not allowed to spend the holidays with the royals. Because of this, the blog reported Markle may have received the honor over Middleton because Queen Elizabeth II “favors” the future bride over her current granddaughter-in-law.

The rumor-debunking site Gossip Cop reached out a palace source, who informed them the latest batch of allegations regarding Markle, Middleton and the queen are “rubbish.”

“Markle’s invite to spend Christmas at Sandringham doesn’t mean Queen Elizabeth favors her over Middleton,” Gossip Cop added. “If anything, it’s simply another sign of how the royal family understands, and is moving toward to, modernity.”

Middleton and Markles relationship has been the subject of several rumors since it was announced last month that Prince Harry would be wedding the former “Suits” actress. From reports suggesting Middleton is having trouble adjusting to “Meghan mania,” to allegations the duchess stopped Markle from delivering a present to the queen have, all rumors been debunked.

Prince Harry and Markle are due to wed in London on May 19 next year.