Meghan Markle Says Sister-In-Law Kate Middleton Made Her Cry Before Her Wedding In Oprah Interview
In the CBS interview on Sunday, Oprah Winfrey asked Markle about reports that said she made Kate cry because of a disagreement about bridesmaid dresses ahead of the royal wedding.
“No, the reverse happened,” Meghan said.
“And I don’t say that to be disparaging to anyone,” she went on to say, “because it was a really hard week of the wedding, and she was upset about something. But she owned it, and she apologized and she brought me flowers and a note apologizing.”
“A few days before the wedding, she was upset about something pertaining to … flower girl dresses. And it made me cry,” she added. “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.”
Winfrey pressed her for more on the situation, but Markle declined to add anything more. “I don’t think it’s fair to her to get into the details of that, because she apologized,” Markle said. “And I’ve 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 the people who were part of our wedding going to our comms team and saying, ‘I know this didn’t happen.'”
She called Middleton a “good person,” and described the unfair way the media pits the two women against each other.
“I think so much of what I have seen play out is this idea of polarity,” Markle said, “where if you love me, you don’t have to hate her. If you love her, you don’t need to hate me.”