Meghan Markle is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. She is being called out for her alleged manipulative behavior and for causing a rift in the royal family. Markle’s feud with Kate Middleton has been no secret as well. The media has been prolific in sharing how the two don’t see eye to eye. And now it has been revealed that apparently Markle herself is tormented by the media representation of her and Kate Middleton’s relationship. And for the sake of appearances, Markle has even tried to amend her bond with her sister-in-law.
Who made who cry?
Valentine Low recently published his new book, Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown, and as the name suggests, it has a plethora of inside stories from the lives of royalty. The same book brought up an incident from Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding back in 2018. During a dress fitting session for Markle’s bridesmaids, the now princess of Wales, Kate Middleton was seen crying. It was quite a shocker and painted a certain image of Markle. And Low’s book reveals that the Suits alum “became obsessed” with the media sharing reports of a feud between her and Middleton. She even urged the Royal family or the Palace to issue a statement and refute all such claims. Markle was desperate for Buckingham Palace to “put something out” that would clear the air regarding the rift between Markle and Middleton.
Thus, when Markle for her chance, she did not hold back to speak uninhibitedly. In her shocking interview with Oprah Winfrey last year, Markle addressed this particular event. And she did not just absolve herself of any harm done. But she went a step further and claimed that the popular narrative was the exact opposite of what actually went down. She insisted that it was in fact Middleton who made her cry during the dress fitting and not vice versa.
The obsessive side of Meghan Markle
Low wrote in his latest book,
“The truth is that, after the dress fitting, Meghan had become obsessed with trying to persuade the palace press office to put something out denying the story.”
He further shared how in the Winfrey interview, “Meghan went further than denying the Kate-in-tears story, however. Instead, she said, the reverse had happened. However, [the palace] were equally adamant that it would be a serious mistake to start briefing about personal stories relating to differences between members of the Royal Family.”
The book further mentions that the palace had no wish to set a precedent of “commenting on personal tittle-tattle,” and therefore did not “fan the flames of the story… This became a major point of contention between Meghan and her media advisers.”
Even back in 2020, when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped back from their royal duties to live in the USA, Markle’s former home – there were talks that one of the most prominent reasons for the rift was the rivalry between the sisters-in-law which subsequently transferred to the brothers as well.
Kate Middleton: mortified
The entire royal family came together after the passing away of Queen Elizabeth II. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also made their much-debated come back to England and the family affairs. The two brothers, Prince William, 40, and Prince Harry, 38, also reunited and were seen together at the late Queen’s funeral and the Windsor walkabout ceremony.
The reunion was awkward and hard for everyone, especially Kate Middleton, 40, who was reportedly “mortified” by the allegations Meghan Markle, 41, made against Middleton in her 2021 bombshell Oprah interview, claiming that she made the bride cry right before her wedding.
Royals insider Katie Nicholl shared with OK! Magazine that, “Kate is so discreet and respects her personal life. You never hear about [Middleton] falling out with anyone because she is very careful with how she treats others. Kate felt [the incident] was all sorted, so to have it brought up again was mortifying. From what I hear, there are different versions of the bridesmaid story, not just the one Meghan discussed.”
Nicholl herself is coming out with a new book that boasts of the inside stories of the feuds, dynamics, and whatnot of the Royal Family. The upcoming work, The New Royals: Queen Elizabeth’s Legacy and the Future of the Crown, shall also reveal what Elizabeth II’s opinion was on her grandson Harry leaving the royal family.
Source: New York Post