Previously leaked excerpts from the book reveal the tense exchange between Catherine, Princess of Wales, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, days before the 2018 Sussex wedding, allegedly Kate made Meghan cry After she demands that “all the dresses” be remade for the flower girls. As it turns out, Harry included the actual text messages from their fight in his book.
“Charlotte’s dress is too big, too long, too loose,” Kate allegedly texted Meghan, referring to Princess Charlotte’s dress. Harry notes in the book that the dresses were made from measurements obtained at a previous fitting. “I cried when I tried it at home,” Kate wrote.
Meghan Kate mentions that a tailor who could do alterations was already at Kensington Palace, writing back, “Well, and I told you the tailor’s been on standby since 8am. Here. At KP. Can you take Charlotte to change her, like other moms?” do they?
However, Kate demands that “all dresses be remade”. She allegedly cites the advice of her wedding dress designer, Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, with whom she agrees.
“Meg asked if Kate knew what was going on right now with her father,” Harry reportedly writes. “Kate said she was well informed, but dresses. And the wedding is in four days!”
Megan replies, “Yeah, Kate, I know…”
Harry adds that Kate had “problems with the way Meg was planning her wedding. Is there something about a boys’ party? He was going back and forth.”
Meghan allegedly texted the Princess of Wales, “Not sure what to say. If the dress doesn’t fit, please take Charlotte to see Ajay. He’s been waiting all day.”
Kate replied, “Okay.”
When he got home, Harry wrote, he found his wife “crying” on the floor.
When it was reported in the tabloids that Meghan had made Kate cry months later, the couple held a secret meeting at Meghan and Harry’s home in Nottingham Cottage on December 10, 2018. Together, the four discovered that King Charles III may have been behind the leaked story. .
“We all gathered at our little front annexe and this time there was no small talk: Kate immediately got things rolling by admitting that the stories in the newspapers of Meg making her cry are completely wrong,” Harry wrote. He adds that Kate allegedly said, “I know, Megan, I was the one who made you cry.”
When it came to taking action on making things right, Kate became “confused” while William offered “supportive quibbles”. When they realized no action would be taken, the Sussexes decided to focus on who leaked the story to the tabloids.
“We walked around and around,” Harry continues. “The list of suspects got pretty small. Finally Willie backed down and admitted that, ahem, while we were on tour in Australia, he and Kate went to dinner with Pa. [King Charles III] and Camila. Unfortunately, he coyly said that he “maybe” let it slip that there was conflict between the pair.
The confession shocked Meghan and Harry. He wrote: “I put my hand to my face. Meg froze. There was a very silent silence. So now we know.” “I told Willie all the people should have known. He nodded. He knew. More silence. It’s time for them to go.”
Meghan spoke about the incident during a 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, where she said Tabloid story refuted.
“I don’t think it’s fair of her to go into details [the fight]Because she apologized. And I forgave her. What was hard to get over, the Duchess said at the time, was blaming something I not only did, but that happened to me. And the people who were part of our wedding party would go to the outreach team saying, “I know this didn’t happen.”
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