Despite Meghan Markle’s version of the story, the Duchess of Sussex was the one to make Kate Middleton cry during their 2018 bridesmaid squabble and not the other way around, a new royal biography claims.
Investigative journalist Tom Bower alleges in his book “Revenge” (per the Daily Mail) that Middleton “burst into tears” after Markle compared the Duchess of Cambridge’s daughter, Princess Charlotte, “unfavorably to her best friend Jessica Mulroney’s daughter,” Isabel, during a dress fitting before the “Suits” alum’s wedding to Prince Harry.
Bower claims Markle and Middleton, both now 40, did not see eye to eye about the length of Charlotte’s hemline or the fit of her dress. They also allegedly disagreed on whether Markle’s bridesmaids “should wear tights” at the wedding.
The biographer also claims that Mulroney, 42, and Mulroney’s mom “supported” Markle’s “insistence” in the row with Middleton.
Bower’s version of how the events unfolded is not the first time claims have been made about Markle upsetting Middleton.
Media outlets previously reported that Markle had made Middleton cry over what Charlotte, now 7, could wear as a flower girl — just days before the former actress was due to walk down the aisle.
Tensions were apparently already high between the Cambridges and the Sussexes at the time, and Middleton felt the disagreement was the last straw.
“It was a hot day and apparently there was a row over whether the bridesmaids should wear tights or not,” a friend of Prince William and Middleton told Tatler magazine in 2020 after Harry, 37, and Markle resigned from their royal duties and moved to the United States. “Kate, following protocol, felt that they should. Meghan didn’t want them to.”
However, in a rare move, Kensington Palace released a statement denying that the feud ever unfolded and saying Tatler’s article hosted “a swathe of inaccuracies and false misrepresentations.”
That following year, Markle addressed the accusation head-on, claiming during her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey that it was in fact Middleton who made her cry.
“The reverse happened,” Markle said, reflecting on the bridal barrage during the interview in March 2020. “Everyone in the institution knew it wasn’t true.”
Markle added that she was not sure why no one from the royal family had directly denied the reports of a rift between her and her sister-in-law.
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