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Kate Middleton Tatler article under investigation by UK press watchdog

The UK's press watchdog, Independent Press Standards Organisation or IPSO, is set to investigate the controversial article Tatler published about Kate Middleton last week.

The society magazine printed an issue focused on the Duchess of Cambridge, featuring an article by journalist Anna Pasternak that claimed Kate was "furious" and overwhelmed by her increasing workload.

The article suggested Kate's duties had increased since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal exit, as well as containing other comments about the duchess, including that she had "an aura of blandness".

Kensington Palace denied the claims, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge later sending a legal letter to the publication, and now IPSO is getting involved. The watchdog will be investigating two complaints that the story breached accuracy rules, though neither complaint was made by Kensington Palace.

"As of now we have received two complaints," a spokesperson confirmed to Newsweek. "These are being assessed to determine whether or not they are in remit and raise a potential breach of the Code."

If the complaints are found to have merit, Tatler could be forced to print a retraction and may face further reprimand. But IPSO isn't the publication's only concern at the moment, having already received a legal letter from Kate and Prince William and facing possible further legal action from the royals.

"We can confirm we have received correspondence from lawyers acting for the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge and believe it has no merit," Tatler said in a statement.

Despite blowback from royal fans and the Duke and Duchess themselves, the publication has stood by Pasternak's story and denied claims directly from Kensington Palace that the piece contains "inaccuracies and false misrepresentations".

"Tatler's Editor-in-Chief Richard Dennen stands behind the reporting of Anna Pasternak and her sources," the outlet said in a statement.

"Kensington Palace knew we were running the 'Catherine the Great' cover months ago and we asked them to work together on it."The fact they are denying they ever knew is categorically false."

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