Meghan and Harry interview – Duchess tells Oprah Kate Middleton made HER cry in fall-out over flower girl dresses
MEGHAN Markle tonight said Kate Middleton made her cry in the days before her wedding in an explosive tell-all chat with Oprah.
The Duchess of Sussex said there had been a confrontation between herself and the Duchess of Cambridge over bridesmaid dresses which left her in tears.
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Speaking with Oprah, she said: "I don't think it's fair to her to get into the details of that because she apologised and I've forgiven her.
"What was hard toget over was being blamed for something not only I did not do, but that happened to me."
And she said the wife of Prince William gave her flowers to apologise, adding "she's a good person".
Reports at the time had suggested Kate Middleton had been reduced to tears after a confrontation between the pair during preparations for the wedding.
Oprah had introduced the interview – confirming that "no subject is off limits" and that Meghan had not been paid for the chat.
And the 39-year-old revealed she had felt a "turning point" during her time with the Royal Family after reports that she left Kate Middleton in tears.
She said: "The narrative with Kate that didn't happen was really difficult."
It comes as…
- Meghan Markle may never come back to Britain after the bombshell interview
- The Queen has praised the nation's selfless dedication as the Royals braced themselves for the interview
- Meghan was reportedly gutted when the Queen rejected her plea to live at Windsor
- Oprah hinted it was the Royal Family who decided Archie would not be a prince
And the Duchess of Sussex said when she was pregnant with Archie there were “concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born”.
As the interview began, Meghan, 39, said she grew up knowing much about the Royal Family, adding: "I will say I went into it naively."
When probed by Oprah if she was "silent or silenced", she replied "the latter".
She even revealed she and Prince Harry married three days before their ceremony at Windsor Castle in 2018.
She said she didn't understand what the job was – and joked she had never looked her husband Prince Harry up online.
She added that she had not romanticised the job but admitted all she knew about the Royal Family was what she read in fairy tales.
And Meghan revealed the Queen was one of the first people she met in the Royal Family after having lunch at the Royal Lodge – practising how to curtsy outside.
She added: "Thank God I didn't know a lot about the family and hadn't researched – I'd have been so in my head about it."
Walking around her Santa Barbara home in the US, Meghan said she now enjoyed "peace".
She said: "Being able to live authentically, this kind of stuff.
"It's really fulfilling."
In preview clips, the 39-year-old has already accused The Firm of “perpetuating falsehoods”.
Harry and Meghan quit the Royal Family last year and are now living in the US – having signed massive deals with Netflix and Spotify.
The bombshell revelations come amid fears Meghan may never return to Britain after the chat.
Insiders fear she and Prince Harry could have burnt their bridges by failing to tell family members what was in the two-hour chat before it was shown in the US at 1am today.
Sources say royals including the Queen were not planning to watch the interview, to be shown here on ITV at 9pm.
Windsor Castle and Palace staff have dubbed the chat “Moperah” after seeing whingey teasers.
They said it was “disgusting” that senior royals — including the Queen, Prince Charles and William — were given no advance details of what was in their pre-recorded two-hour interview.
Family members were instead waking to a staff briefing about the couple’s complaints of a restrictive life and overbearing aides inside the monarchy.
Sources fear pregnant Meghan’s decision to tell millions worldwide her side of their fall-out with “The Firm” means she has no intention of returning to these shores.
Meanwhile it emerged that royal staff who worked with Meghan gave Harry the nickname “The Hostage” before the couple left Britain for a new life in the States.
Employees claimed they were living in a “climate of fear” where they were routinely humiliated and subjected to unreasonable demands.
A staff insider said: “Everyone would welcome Harry back on his own. He is still Prince Harry.
“But after this interview you have to question whether Meghan has any intention in ever returning to Britain.
"Because it makes it impossible to sit down in a room with family and staff after you’ve done this Oprah interview.”
Buckingham Palace is currently investigating claims Meghan bullied staff in 2018.
New allegations include claims that Meghan “went mental” at former PA Melissa Toubati during a shooting party at Sandringham for Harry’s friends.
Meghan was said to be furious that embroidered blankets as gifts for the guests were not the correct shade of red.
Staff at the time have accused Meghan of being “genuinely unkind” to workers.
Others are said to be furious that unfounded allegations of racism could stick in their new careers.
Royal insiders said members of the family were not planning to stay up until 1am, when the Stateside interview will be screened UK time.
Instead, the Queen will be given a breakfast briefing by aides this morning.
Sources close to her said she will continue to focus on national issues this week.
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