Prince Harry reportedly told Prince William that 'Kate could be friendlier to Meghan' claims new book
Harry thought Meghan deserved the same respect as their mother, Princess Diana
According to Tom Bower's book 'Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsors,' the Duke of Sussex and his older brother had a difficult conversation before a trip that Meghan and the Duke of Sussex had planned to Australia and New Zealand in latter part of 2018.
Harry complained that Meghan was not receiving enough friendship, support, or respect from her family members, according to Bower. Harry thought Meghan deserved the same respect as their mother, Princess Diana.
"William’s reply was not sympathetic. Beyond the palaces, few were aware of the split between the brothers."
In the book, Tom says that this took place while Harry and Meghan were preparing for their official visit to Australia and New Zealand. Bower insisted that the marriage of Harry and Meghan earlier that year had only served to exacerbate other relationship cracks between the couples. Countless reports over the years suggest there have been tensions - with one insider simply saying they are "very different."
The book claimed that during a dress fitting for the wedding, Kate "burst into tears" after Meghan disparaged the Duchess of Cambridge's daughter Princess Charlotte in favor of Isabel, the daughter of her best friend Jessica Mulroney.
The two allegedly disagreed on whether Kate's daughter should wear tights and whether the dress fit properly, according to Bower.
According to Bower, Meghan and Kate, who are both 40 years old, did not agree on Charlotte's hemline's length or the fit of her dress. Additionally, they allegedly disagreed on the topic of Meghan's bridesmaids' "shouldn't wear tights" policy.
Now in Tom Bower's sensational new book, he has included new details about the bust-up between the two and how it soured their bond. According to the biographer, Meghan's friend Jessica and her mother "supported" her "insistence" in the argument with Kate. Other reports have suggested that Meghan had hoped they would have a closer bond and although she was disappointed they weren't closer, she was happy with their relationship. "Meghan was disappointed that she and Kate hadn’t bonded over the position they shared, but she wasn’t losing sleep over it," said royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand in their book 'Finding Freedom.' They added that Meghan received flowers from Kate on her birthday, but, "Meghan would far rather have had Kate check in on her during the most difficult times with the press."
Andrew Morton, in his book 'Meghan: A Hollywood Princess,' another seasoned royal biographer, claimed that Kate didn't have "much energy" to connect with Meghan in the months leading up to the wedding because she was going through a challenging pregnancy with her youngest child, Prince Louis, was born less than a month before Meghan's wedding. (Louis was born on April 23, 2018, and the wedding took place on May 19)
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan claimed that she had already forgiven Kate and described her as a "good person" who had sent her flowers as a gesture of repentance. Meghan didn't specifically address the argument's origins, only that it occurred.