Meghan Markle's 'awkward' lipgloss moment that left Kate Middleton 'grimacing' revealed in Spare

Prince Harry claimed Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton had an 'awkward' lipgloss moment

Meghan Markle's 'awkward' lipgloss moment - Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle sat down at the Royal Foundation Forum
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Prince Harry has opened up on Meghan Markle's 'awkward' lipgloss moment in Spare memoir that he claims left Kate Middleton 'grimacing'.

Prince Harry has lifted the lid on an 'awkward encounter' between Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle backstage at the Royal Foundation Forum.

The Duke of Sussex attended the official engagement with his wife alongside brother Prince William and his wife Kate. It was one of their first ventures as the 'fab four' back in February 2018, but in his new book Spare, which was released earlier this week, Prince Harry has claimed that there was a 'small clash of styles' between the sister-in-laws.

In his explosive memoir Spare, Prince Harry claimed, "Meg asked to borrow Kate's lipgloss. An American thing. Meg forgot hers, worried she needed some, and turned to Kate for help.

"Kate, taken aback, went into her handbag and reluctantly pulled out a small tube. Meg squeezed some onto her finger and applied it to her lips. Kate grimaced. Small clash of styles maybe," he added.

Kate Middleton with her lip gloss in her hand sat at Wimbledon

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And fans have been quick to react to Harry's memoir claims, and it's left them divided. One fan tweeted, "The way Kate was taken aback and grimaced when Meghan asked for her lip gloss because she forgot hers. You would think someone asked her for a kidney or her botox injection."

A second fan put, "Confused American here. I’m not saying I’ve never done this, but I’d hardly think sharing lipstick is an “American” thing? Do people share lipstick that often? Even rare with my sister and best friends as a last resort."

But some fans are 'grossed out' by the request. One fan tweeted, "Oh my gosh, how gross!! No Harry, I don’t know what “Americans” Meghan Markle hangs out with, but we don’t share lip gloss as adults, especially asking it from a pregnant woman. It’s rude, demanding and deeply unprofessional of Meghan."

And another fan added, "Eewwww. I would never ask to use someone’s lip gloss. Would you?"

And a third warned, "Sharing a lip gloss is very dangerous, in general it is with all makeup and it is even more so when you are pregnant..."

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)