Meghan tells Oprah that Kate 'made her cry' before wedding
Meghan Markle surprised Oprah Winfrey when she revealed a news story about her making Kate Middleton cry over flower girl dresses at her wedding was actually incorrect.
Meghan shared that it was "the reverse" that happened in the explosive interview which has sent shockwaves around the world.
"And I don’t say that to be disparaging to anyone because it was a really hard week of the wedding, and [Kate] was upset about something but she owned it and she apologised and she brought me flowers and a note apologising when she did," Meghan said.
"[That's] what I would do if I knew that I hurt someone, right? To just take accountability... what was shocking was [the news broke] six [or] seven months after our wedding."
Oprah asked what exactly happened and the Duchess of Sussex said, "I would have never wanted that to come out about her ever even though it happened, I protected that from ever being out in the world."
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She continued: "A few days before the wedding she was upset about something. Pertaining to – 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, it was going on in those days leading to the wedding, that it didn’t make sense to not be just like whatever everyone else was doing which was trying to be supportive knowing what was going on with my dad and whatnot."
Oprah responded: "This was a really big story at the time that you made Kate cry, now you’re saying, you didn’t make Kate cry Kate made you cry."
"You were going through all of the anxiety that brides go through putting their wedding together, and going through all of the issues with your father was he coming was he not coming. And there was a confrontation over the dresses?"
Meghan continued, that there wasn't a confrontation and didn't think it was fair on Kate to go into details because she'd apologised and Meghan had forgiven her.
"What was hard to get over was being blamed for something that not only I didn’t do. But that happened to me. And, and the people who were part of our wedding going to our comms team and saying, 'I know this didn’t happen.' I don’t have to tell them what actually happened," the Duchess said.
Oprah questioned why, if those in the royal family knew that the situation was reversed, no one said anything, but Meghan simply wanted viewers to understand she wasn't trying to start something with Kate.
"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. But also I think a lot of it, that was fed into by the media and look I would hope that she would have wanted that corrected and maybe in the same way that the palace wouldn’t let anybody else negate it, they wouldn’t let her because she’s a good person. And I think 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."
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