Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are still being rumored to be feuding with Prince William and Kate Middleton. A piece of new information about their alleged rift has now been unveiled.

Royal expert Robert Jobson said that the royal couples agreed to not attend royal engagements together at the height of speculations that they are not on good terms because “there was something true to the story.” The royal author also said that the royals kept the palace from intervening to avoid being forced to take part in public events together.

While speaking with Yahoo’s “The Royal Box,” Jobson said that the Cambridges and Sussexes’ joint appearance on Christmas Day just caused more speculation from the public.

“I think the principals at that time wouldn’t have done it, that’s the point,” Jobson said. “Harry, Meghan, Kate — there was something to the story, that’s the point. You can create an image and they tried to do that at Christmas, with them all walking along, but actually, then you had people looking and they looked a little stiff amongst each other,” he added.

Jobson went on to compare the royals’ Christmas Day appearance in 2017, wherein all four of them looked happy. During that time, they were even dubbed as the “Fab Four” because of how well they got along with each other.

For Jobson, trying to diverge attention from an alleged feud would have been difficult for palace staff. He said that PR professionals would have had a hard time dealing with the issue because they had to show the public that the royals are on good terms when they aren’t.

Meanwhile, PR expert Nick Ede, echoed Jobson’s statements by saying that palace staff was able to play down the alleged feud between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. He also said that body language experts were able to see right through the royals’ real dynamic in public.

“Even just getting them all out together on some kind of event and having them all out together, laughing and smiling. Seize that moment. They didn’t actually think, ‘actually, let’s just do something that makes you into a cohesive whole again.’ They didn’t,” he added.

Prince William, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attend a service marking the centenary of WW1 armistice. Paul Grover- WPA Pool/Getty Images