Did Meghan Markle 'slam door' in Kate Middleton's face when she apologized for alleged rift over bridesmaids?
Months after the alleged incident, British media said Meghan made Kate cry over a dress fitting, but Meghan tells Oprah it was the other way round and a 'turning point'
The first wave of reactions to the explosive Meghan Markle and Harry interview with Oprah Winfrey saw massive support for the former royals as they made shocking claims regarding racism and hostility from the British monarchy. The second wave, however, sees a lot of fact-checking and alleged fake claims being busted as sources and experts speak out about the claims Meghan made.
In latest updates, The Times has claimed that Meghan had allegedly slammed the door in sister-in-law Kate Middleton's face when the Duchess of Cambridge had once gone to apologize to her. In her tell-all interview with Oprah, Meghan opened up about being left in tears by Kate after she had been "upset about something" over the flower girl dresses ahead of the Meghan and Harry Royal Wedding in 2018. Meghan told Oprah that she had forgiven Kate, but hours after the interview aired, The Times published that the 39-year-old had slammed the door on Kate's face when she took flowers over to the former Sussex Royals' home at the time in Nottingham Cottage.
"There wasn't a confrontation and I don't think it's fair to her to get into the details of that because she apologized, and I have forgiven her," Meghan told Oprah on March 7, during a two-hour special interview on CBS, adding: "What was hard to get over was being blamed for something that not only I didn't do, but that happened to me." This referred to the November 2018 news reports where outlets published "Meghan left Kate in tears” with her demands for for Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaids dress, during what was then described a “stressful” fitting.
The alleged 'rift' had subsequently begun when Kate insisted the bridesmaids should stick to Royal protocol and wear tights, but Meghan disagreed with it. But The Times' sources have now revealed that the two sisters-in-law fell out after Charlotte's dress wouldn't fit calling for more rescheduled fittings, ahead of the grand May 19, 2018, Windsor ceremony.
Meghan called Kate a "good person" in her interview with Oprah, but when the fitting incident was published in news media several months after the wedding, the former 'Suits' actress had found it to be a 'turning point'. At the time it had been reported in November 2018 that Meghan had allegedly made Kate cry, but she insists it was the other way around. Sources, however, share with The Telegraph that when Kate did go to apologize for the same, Meghan 'slammed' the door on her face.
Speaking about the sisters-in-law attending the finals of the 2019 Wimbledon championships together, where the two were famously pictured laughing in the royal box, Oprah asked: “Was it what it looks like? You are two sisters-in-law out there in the world, getting to know each other. Was she helping you, embracing you into the family, helping you adjust?" Meghan carefully evaded the question and answered "My understanding and my experience for the past four years is that it’s nothing like what it looks like.”
According to sources, Prince William and Kate are "desperately sad” about this strained relationship with the former Sussex Royals, but are still hopeful of a reconciliation. The former royals however see this estrangement as 'irreversible', reported The Times.