Meghan Markle Reveals Why Kate Middleton Made Her Cry

Oprah Winfrey promised from the outset that her interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry would be a "no subject off-limits" discussion, and she made good on her vow Sunday night. She wasted no time opening the chat with the American actress-turned-duchess with questions about her relationship with her in-laws (she got a last-minute lesson in curtseying before meeting the queen), and about the many rumors that have swirled around her ever since she began seeing Prince Harry. 


One of the rumors Meghan addressed was one that has dogged her for years: that she was such a drama queen in the days leading up to her wedding that she made Kate Middleton cry. As the story goes, Meghan had certain demands about the fitting of Princess Charlotte's white flower girl dress. Her insistence on having her own way reportedly took its toll on her sister-in-law, who was hormonal after the recent birth of Prince Louis.

The story helped frame Meghan as the American commoner who refused to fit in with traditional royal life. But during the interview, the duchess told quite a different story.

Meghan told a very different side of the story

Slowly as if reluctant to throw shade on a family member Meghan Markle confirmed that things did get tense on the day of little Charlotte's dress fitting. However, she said, the truth was just the opposite. "The reverse happened," she told Oprah (via Cosmopolitan). She went on to explain that Kate was "upset about something" and said something apparently unkind. "She made me cry, and it really hurt my feelings," Meghan said, adding that she was already under enormous stress over the news that her father would not be attending her wedding (via Bustle).


Meghan was quick to add, however, that Kate "owned it" and soon thereafter apologized and brought her flowers as a peace offering. The duchess explained that she wasn't telling her side of the story to be "disparaging" of her sister-in-law, but to bring the truth to light after so many years of not being able to speak out. She also praised Kate as "a good person" and slammed the narrative of the two as bitter rivals: "If you love me, you don't have to hate her, and if you love her, you don't have to hate me."