Meghan ‘DID make Kate cry during bridesmaids dress row’: Duchess ‘burst into tears’ after bride ‘compared Charlotte unfavourably to her best friend Jessica Mulroney’s daughter’ and ‘wouldn’t change her dress to fit’ bombshell biography claims
Kate Middleton ‘burst into tears’ after Meghan Markle ‘compared Princess Charlotte unfavourably to her best friend Jessica Mulroney’s daughter’ during a bridesmaid fitting ahead of the royal wedding, a bombshell biography has claimed.
In his new book Revenge, Tom Bower claims unnamed sources told him the Duchess of Cambridge, 40, and Duchess of Sussex, 40, disagreed over the length of Princess Charlotte’s hemline and the fit of her dress, as well as whether the bridesmaids ‘should wear tights’ at the wedding.
He also claimed Meghan’s ‘insistence’ was ‘supported’ by her former BFF and mother of another bridesmaid Jessica Mulroney, adding: ‘Some would say that Meghan compared Ivy favourably against Charlotte.’
The alleged version of events are the latest in a long line of claims about the disagreement. Early reports in 2018 claimed Meghan who had made Kate cry during a row over bridesmaids’ dresses.
The Duchess of Sussex later disagreed in her bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview, claiming it was the other way around and adding: ‘She (Kate) was upset about something, but she owned it, and she apologised. And she brought me flowers’.
Meghan also said: ‘It wasn’t a confrontation, and I actually think it’s… I don’t think it’s fair to her to get into the details of that, because she apologised.
‘What was hard to get over was being blamed for something that not only I didn’t do but that happened to me.
‘And the people who were part of our wedding were going to our comms team and saying: ‘I know this didn’t happen. I don’t have to tell them what actually happened’.’
However in his book, Tom goes on to write unnamed sources told him the two continued to disagree.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain today, he acknowledged all his sources were people who don’t like Meghan, confessing: ‘She made it pretty clear to all her friends and people who work for her not to talk to me, so it was quite an uphill struggle but I got enough people to speak to me, more than enough, I got about 80 people.’
However he insisted that the biography was unbiased, adding: ‘I sifted through, I never put in stuff that isn’t true and can’t be checked.’
In the book, Bower also said Kate had been ‘tired’ following the birth of her son Prince Louis in the run-up to the wedding, adding she was ‘irritated by complaints of Meghan bullying her staff.’
He wrote that one staff member said the Duchess of Sussex showed ‘little sympathy for those outside her circle.’
Writing in the biography, Tom Bower said the Duchess of Cambridge was ‘too fatigued to cope’ with a disagreement over whether bridesmaids should wear tights, however ultimately felt they should in order to follow protocol.
However he claimed: ‘Meghan’s insistence was supported by Jessica, the mother of Ivy.’
The disagreement was then followed by a second argument ‘about the length of Charlotte’s hem – Kate felt it was too short and anyway did not fit.’
However Bower claims the Duchess of Sussex ‘wouldn’t compromise’ – and Kate became upset, feeling as though complaints by staff about Meghan’s behaviour had been confirmed.
The infamous row with Prince William’s wife made headlines around the world after a supposed falling out over dresses for the flower girls.
Pictures from the wedding at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, appear to show the six bridesmaids with bare legs, while photographs from Prince William and Kate’s wedding in April 2011 show bridesmaids wearing tights.
It was claimed in November 2018 that Meghan had reduced Kate to tears over Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid’s dress.
The Daily Telegraph reported that two sources said the Duchess of Cambridge was crying after a dress fitting with Charlotte.
‘Kate had only just given birth to Prince Louis and was feeling quite emotional,’ a source claimed.
However Meghan would later claim in her interview with Oprah Winfrey that the Duchess of Cambridge made her cry.
Oprah asked Meghan: ‘Was there a situation where she (Kate) might have cried? Or she could have cried?’
But the Duchess of Sussex replied: ‘No, no. The reverse happened.
‘And I don’t say that to be disparaging to anyone, because 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, apologising. And she did what I would do if I knew that I hurt someone, right, to just take accountability for it.’
Meghan added that it was ‘shocking’ that the ‘reverse of that would be out in the world’.
She continued: ‘A few days before the wedding, she was upset about something pertaining – yes, the issue was correct – about flower girl dresses, and it made me cry, and it really hurt my feelings.
‘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, knowing what was going on with my dad and whatnot.’