Kate Middleton was allegedly mortified over allegations that she made Meghan Markle cry ahead of the former American actress’s 2018 royal wedding to Prince Harry.
On March 7, CBS aired a two-hour interview that Markle, 39, and her husband, 36, did with Oprah Winfrey.
During the televised sit-down, the Duchess of Sussex cleared the air about an ongoing rumor that she allegedly made the Duchess of Cambridge shed tears.
The 39-year-old told the media mogul, 67, that “the reversed happened.”
Markle alleged that the narrative that she and the Duchess of Cambridge, 39, had a longstanding feud stemming from Middleton crying at the wedding simply “didn’t happen.”
Instead, Markle explained that a few days before the wedding, Middleton was upset about the flower girl dress that her daughter, Princess Charlotte, was meant to wear.
It made me cry and it really hurt my feelings, Markle explained.
And I thought in the context of everything else that was going on in those days leading to the wedding that it didn’t make sense to not be just doing whatever everyone else was doing, which was trying to be supportive.
On Monday, royal author and Vanity Fair correspondent Katie Nicholl told OK! Magazine that Middleton allegedly didn’t take the televised declaration well.
This has been a very hard few days for Kate, but she turned up and was committed to her work and duty last week, Nicholl told the outlet.
People did notice that she appeared downcast and subdued. Behind closed doors, she has been saddened, disappointed and hurt.
“From what I hear, there are different versions of the bridesmaid story, not just the one Meghan discussed,” Nicholl continued.
Kate felt it was all sorted, so to have it brought up again was mortifying. Kate is not in a position to respond and Meghan and Harry know that.
Nicholl has previously written a book about Middleton titled “Kate: The Future Queen,” where she took an in-depth look at her initiation into royal life.
Kate has never wanted any suggestion of a rift with Meghan to come out in the press, so for this story to be circulating is very hard, Nicholl shared.
Kate is so discreet and respects her personal life. You never hear about her falling out with anyone because she is very careful with how she treats others.
Kate and [Prince] William feel they were hugely welcoming to Meghan and Harry. Any accusations against the monarchy are accusations against their family.
It’s hurtful and they feel let down. Obviously, they still love Harry and Meghan, but this interview has ruffled feathers.”
During the interview, Markle did note that the alleged feud ended almost as quickly as it began thanks to an apology from Middleton.
It was a really hard week of the wedding, Markle explained. And she was upset about something, but she owned it, and she apologized.
And she brought me flowers and a note, apologizing. And she did what I would do if I knew that I hurt someone, right, to just take accountability for it.
Still, Markle was hoping palace aides would set the record straight as tabloids pounced on the story. However, she was allegedly told numerous times that it wouldn’t be possible.
What was hard to get over was being blamed for something that not only I didn’t do but that happened to me, Markle later told Winfrey.
Everyone in the institution knew it wasn’t true…. I’m not sharing that piece about Kate in any way to be disparaging to her. I think it’s really important for people to understand the truth.
She’s a good person. And I think so much of what I have seen play out is this idea of polarity, where if you love me, you don’t have to hate her. And if you love her, you don’t need to hate me.
They really seemed to want a narrative of a hero and a villain, Markle added.