The pair used to be the best of friends, but the backlash from Kim Kardashian’s divorce has caused a rift in hers and Kate Middleton’s relationship.

Kate Middleton was warned that she has to cut all ties with Kim following her scandalous divorce, but chose to ignore the rules. However, following Kim’s latest run-in with PETA, the Duchess has been forced to admit that Kim’s negative press could rub off on her and has stopped returning Kim’s calls.

The pair have been close ever since they met at a charity benefit in 2011, where the reality princess complimented the the real-life royal on her gorgeous locks:

“She just came up to me and started a conversation. I felt like a normal person again!”

The pair are both often thrown into the public eye; Kim’s reality show ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ means that every move she makes is analysed by thousands, whereas the Duchess of Cambridge’s royal engagements ensure that she makes headlines wherever she goes.

And, for Kim, it was that close scrutiny that kept the pair’s friendship alive for so long:

“Both of our weddings were huge news worldwide. Nobody really understood what that was like but Kate.”….more