“It was a really hard week of the wedding.”
Meghan Markle revealed last night that the Duchess of Cambridge left her in tears at one stage during her wedding planning process.
The revelation contradicts a number of claims made by the tabloids at the time. It had previously been reported that she made Kate cry during a discussion about Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress.
However, Meghan revealed last night that this wasn’t the case. In her interview with Oprah last night, Markle told the chat show host that the reverse happened.
She said: “A few days before the wedding she was upset about something – yes the issue was correct, about the flower girl dresses – and it made me cry and it really hurt my feelings.”
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Meghan went on to reveal that they had cleared the air. “I don’t say that to be disparaging to anyone, because it was a really hard week of the wedding,” she said. “And she was upset about something, but she owned it, and she apologised.”
She clarified that Kate sent her flowers and a note as part of the apology: “She did what I would do if I knew that I hurt someone, right, to just take accountability for it.”
She told Oprah that she struggled to set the record straight amid rumours that she made Kate cry: “Everyone in the institution knew it wasn’t true. ”
Meghan also addressed the “rivalry” between herself and Kate as the press depicted it: “They really seem to want a narrative of a hero and a villain. She’s a good person.”
Oprah asked Meghan to comment on the discrepancy of the press when reporting on the duchesses’ pregnancies. For instance, one headline praised Kate for “cradling” her bump, while the same newspaper chastised Meghan for doing the same.
She commented: “So much of what I have seen play out is this idea of polarity where if you love me, you don’t have to hate her. And if you love her, you don’t need to hate me.”
Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah airs tonight on RTÉ 2.