Meghan Markle 'told off' by Queen while ranting to wedding caterer about vegan options, claims book

Meghan Markle 'told off' by Queen while ranting to wedding caterer about vegan options, claims book
Meghan Markle was apparently scolded by the Queen while she was ranting to her wedding caterer (Jonathan Brady & Ben Stansall/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND: Queen Elizabeth II allegedly told Meghan Markle off after the latter ranted to a caterer about the vegan options in her wedding menu.

The late monarch, who was laid to rest on Monday, September 19, apparently walked in on the Duchess of Sussex during the "tense exchange" in the days leading up to her high-profile wedding to Prince Harry in 2018. Meghan was said to be tasting some of the dishes for the occasion at Windsor Castle when she became "quite upset" over one of the vegan options. Journalist Katie Nicholl said a source told her the duchess complained of tasting egg in the dish.

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"Meghan was at the castle to taste some of the dishes, and told one of the caterers she could taste egg," Nicholl quoted the insider as saying in her book, 'The New Royals'. "She got quite upset, saying that the dish was meant to be vegan and macrobiotic, when suddenly the Queen walked in and said: 'Meghan, in this family we don't speak to people like that."

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The Duchess of Sussex waves from the Ascot Landau carriage during the procession after their marriage St George's Chapel on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.
The Duchess of Sussex waves from the Ascot Landau carriage during the procession after their marriage at St George's Chapel on May 19, 2018, in Windsor, England. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

The new book details several explosive moments that are alleged to have taken place in the lead-up to the Sussexes' wedding. It also claims Meghan wasn't the only one to have been scolded by the Queen. She apparently also gave Harry a telling off after he supposedly yelled "What Meghan wants, Meghan gets!" at the Queen's dresser Angela Kelly.

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Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex kisses his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex as they leave from the West Door of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.
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"The run-up to the wedding was really very difficult for the Queen," Nicholl quoted the late Lady Elizabeth Anson a saying. "She was very upset by how Harry had behaved and some of his demands and the way he went about things his own way. I remember her being rather upset by how beastly Harry was being. Their relationship was quite badly damaged by it all."

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Queen Elizabeth II at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 26, 2018 in London, England. The Queen's Young Leaders Programme, now in its fourth and final year, celebrates the achievements of young people from across the Commonwealth working to improve the lives of people across a diverse range of issues including supporting people living with mental health problems, access to education, promoting gender equality, food scarcity and climate change.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Queen Elizabeth II at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 26, 2018, in London, England. (John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The author quoted another source saying the late sovereign was "surprised" Meghan chose to wear white on her wedding day. The Givenchy dress, designed by Clare Waight Keller, is said to have sparked reservations among royals. "The Queen was surprised that Meghan wore pure white on her wedding day," the insider said anonymously. "Perhaps it's a generational thing, but she believes if you've been married before, you wear off-white on your wedding day, which is what the Duchess of Cornwall did."

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Nicholl also quoted Lady Elizabeth saying 'Megxit' was a source of particular pain to the monarch in her final years. "I don't think the Queen ever truly understood Harry's decision to leave," she reflected. "Turning one's back on duty is completely alien to the Queen and she has been very hurt by it all. William was angry. Charles was distraught. But Harry wasn't prepared to back down over Meghan." In her book, Nicholl also referenced other rumors that unfolded around the wedding, including Meghan and Kate's alleged row over Princess Charlotte's tights as well as a supposed tiff over the duchess' Tiara, the Daily Mail reported. 
 
 
 
 

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