Meghan Markle claims it was Kate Middleton who made HER cry before her wedding

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Meghan Markle has claimed Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge was the one who upset HER before her wedding day.

The shock claim was made during the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired on CBS last night (Sunday 7th March) and comes just weeks after Prince Harry and Meghan decided to officially step back from being working senior royals.

During the interview, Meghan claimed Kate made her cry during planning for her wedding to Prince Harry, not the other way round, as had been reported.

The claims relate to a discussion about the bridesmaid outfit that her daughter, Princess Charlotte, would wear. The incident, which was first reported by The Telegraph, claimed there had been a "row" over whether the young bridesmaid should wear tights for the May 2018 wedding.

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Jessica Mulroney, Ivy Mulroney and Florence van Cutsem after the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England

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At the time it was reported that Kate felt they should, saying it was protocol, while Meghan, reportedly did not want them to.. In a rare statement, Kensington Palace denied the claims at the time.

But Meghan, who moved to a new home in LA with Harry and baby Archie last year, lifted the lid on the alleged row, when Oprah Winfrey asked, "Did you make Kate cry?" she replied, "No, no, the reverse happened."

Meghan, who claims Kate made her cry continued, "I am not sharing this to be in any way disparaging about her [Kate]. I would hope that she would want that to be corrected.”

Explaining the flower girl dress situation, Meghan told Oprah, "A few days before the wedding, she was upset about something pertaining to flower girl dresses. And it made me cry. It really hurt my feelings."

Meghan said she wanted her sister-in-law to be supportive of the decisions she had made for her wedding.

She recalled, "I thought in the context of everything else that was going on in those days leading to the wedding, it didn't make sense to not be just doing whatever everyone else is doing, which was trying to be supportive knowing what was going on with my dad and whatnot."

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle

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Meghan said she did not want to get into details, saying Kate had "apologised and I [had] forgiven her".

She explained, "It was a really hard week of the wedding, and she was upset about something.

“But she owned it, and she apologised, and she brought me flowers and a note apologizing. She did what I would do if I knew that I hurt someone, to just take accountability for it."

Meghan claims Kate made her cry but also claimed the monarchy had previously prevented her from clearing the air. "I think it's really important for people to understand the truth," she said. "But also I think a lot of it that was fed into by the media."

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!)