MEGHAN Markle has said “everything changed” after a confrontation with Kate Middleton over the bridesmaid dresses in the lead up to her wedding.
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Meghan Markle said a narrative that ‘didn’t happen’ between herself and Kate Middleton surfaced after her wedding to Prince HarryCredit: Paul Marriott
Meghan Markle said she was the one left in tears after the confrontation with Meghan MarkleCredit: PA:Press Association
The flower girls are seen at Meghan and Harry’s weddingCredit: AFP and licensors
And speaking to Oprah, Meghan said: “The narrative with Kate, which didn’t happen, was really, really difficult and something that I think that’s when everything changed really.”
In November 2018, it was reported “Meghan left Kate in tears” over her demands for Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaids dress during a “stressful” fitting.
It was then subsequently claimed that the “rift” began when Kate said the bridesmaids should follow royal protocol by wearing tights which Meghan disagreed with.
But this weekend, a source claimed to the The Telegraph that the Duchesses fell out after Princess Charlotte‘s bridesmaid dress didn’t fit – which meant they had to schedule more fittings ahead of the big day.
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Asked if she made Kate cry, Meghan told Oprah: “The reverse happened. A few days before the wedding she was upset about something, pertaining to … the flower girl dresses, and it made me cry. And it really hurt my feelings.
“There wasn’t a confrontation and I don’t think it’s fair to her to get into the details of that because she apologised, and I 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.
“I’m not sharing that piece about Kate in any way to be disparaging to her.”
She added: “It was only once we were married and everything started to really worsen that I came to understand that not only was I not being protected but that they were willing to lie to protect other members of the family. But they weren’t willing to tell the truth to protect me and my husband.”
Meghan Markle said Kate Middleton made her cry in the lead up to her weddingCredit: PA:Press Association
Pregnant Meghan spoke with Prince Harry to Oprah in the bombshell chatCredit: AP:Associated Press
And Meghan said the wife of Prince William gave her flowers to apologise, adding “she’s a good person”.
Asked by Oprah why no one had corrected the press and told them it was in fact Kate that made Meghan cry, the Duchess replied: “That’s a good question.”
Meghan also revealed during the tell-all chat that she had felt suicidal during her time as a working royal and struggled with her mental health.
She broke down in tears as she told how she had begged for help from the royal family – but that it was her husband who saved her.
And in another bombshell revelation, 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 not 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” by the royal institution, she replied “the latter.”
The couple said they were now thriving in their new life, loving trips to the beach with son Archie while revealing they were expecting a little girl in the summer.
Oprah asked Harry how he felt learning he would have a daughter, and Harry gushed: “Amazing. Just grateful.
“To have any child, any one or any two, would have been amazing. But to have a boy and then a girl, what more can you ask for. We’ve got our family—the four of us and our two dogs.”
Harry said he had spoken to his grandmother several timesCredit: AFP
The couple are raising their son Archie in the USCredit: PA:Press Association/PA Images
The interview was broadcast in America overnightCredit: Handout – Getty