Oprah went ahead and asked Meghan Markle the question on everyone's mind during the Sussexes' tell-all interview: Is there any truth to rumors that she and Kate Middleton were "feuding" before Meghan's wedding to Prince Harry?
While the duchess didn't give too many details, she did shut down rumors that she made Kate Middleton cry during Princess Charlotte's flower girl dress fitting. Meghan told Oprah that "the reverse happened," adding, "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." Meghan added that Kate "owned it, and she apologized and she brought me flowers and a note apologizing."
Meghan continued and 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, and 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."
Meghan then said she didn't want to get into details because Kate had "apologized and I [had] forgiven her." She also added, "I'm not sharing that piece about Kate in any way to be disparaging to her. I think it's really important for people to understand the truth...I would hope she would've wanted that corrected and maybe in the same way that the palace wouldn't let anyone else negate it, they wouldn't let her because she's a good person."
Ultimately, Meghan said, "If you love me you don't have to hate [Kate] and if you love her you don't have to hate me."
As a reminder, Kate and Meghan's "feud" has been the subject of intense speculation since basically the moment Meghan joined the royal family. And while there are a lot of untrue rumors floating around, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand said Kate didn’t do much to welcome Meghan in their book Finding Freedom.
“Though it was not necessarily her responsibility, Kate did little to bridge the divide,” the royal reporters wrote, adding that the duchesses “were not at war with each other” but there were some “awkward moments.”
Additionally, Scobie and Durand reported that Kate and Meghan “struggled to move past distant politeness” and didn't have much in common “other than the fact that they lived at Kensington Palace.” They also wrote about an awk time when Meghan and Kate were both going shopping on the same street, and Kate left Meghan to shop alone—legit going a different direction in her Range Rover. According to Vanity Fair, Kate eventually tried to smooth things over by giving Meghan flowers as a peace offering, but Meghan “told Kate in no uncertain terms that flowers were not enough.”
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