For two solid years, we’ve been talking about Kate, the Duchess of Karens, and her salty white tears. The oft-repeated and oft-weaponized story was that Kate and Meghan had some kind of disagreement or fight in the days or weeks leading up to the Sussexes’ wedding. We knew the incident happened at the bridesmaids’ fitting for Princess Charlotte. In versions over the years, we’ve heard that “Meghan made Kate cry” and that the disagreement involved the fit of the dress, or tights, or something else entirely. This became its own nasty, racist narrative involving the two duchesses: Kate the “good (white) duchess” versus Meghan, the mean, angry bully who terrorized Kate over children’s tights. Well, in the Oprah interview, Meghan says flat-out that there was an incident… and that Kate made HER cry.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, addressed her sister-in-law, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, during her interview with Oprah Winfrey tonight, revealing that Kate made her cry prior to her royal wedding. After Winfrey asked Meghan about tabloids reporting that she had made Kate cry days before marrying Prince Harry, Meghan answered, “No, the reverse happened.”
The duchess went on to say that she didn’t want “to be disparaging to anyone,” but simply wanted to clear the air. “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. She did what I would do if I knew that I hurt someone, to just take accountability for it.”
Meghan said that the issue pertained to dresses for the flower girls in the wedding. “A few days before the wedding, she was upset about something pertaining to … flower girl dresses. And it made me cry,” she said. “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.”
The duchess added that she never wanted the story to receive any press attention. Though the issue between the duchesses was resolved, the most hurtful part of the situation, according to Meghan, was how the media reacted by reversing the blame. “I would have never wanted that to come out about her ever, even though it had happened,” Meghan said. “I protected that from ever being out in the world.”
As Winfrey attempted to press for more details of the altercation, Meghan said, “I don’t think it’s fair to her to get into the details of that, because she apologized. 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.’”
Despite this, Meghan revealed that the monarchy prevented her from clearing the air. “I think it’s really important for people to understand the truth,” she said. “But also I think a lot of it that was fed into by the media—and, look, I would hope that she would have wanted that corrected, and maybe in the same way that the palace wouldn’t let anybody else negate it, they wouldn’t let her, because she’s a good person. I think so much of what I have seen play out is this idea of polarity, where if you love me, you don’t have to hate her. If you love her, you don’t need to hate me.”
[From Harper’s Bazaar]
I’m going to say that Meghan is wrong about one thing, which is that she’s laying this at the feet of the media wanting desperately to pit Kate and Meghan against each other. While the media loved the “catfight” narrative, the aggressor and the victim weren’t reversed out of thin f–king air. Even as late as LAST WEEK, there were stories in the Telegraph and Times of London repeating the f–king story about how “Meghan made Kate cry.” It was 100% a narrative pushed by Kensington Palace. And even if Kate didn’t have much to do with the narrative getting out there – which I don’t even f–king believe – she absolutely had the responsibility to correct the record along the line. She didn’t. Which speaks volumes about Kate.
… And then after Kate bitched out Meghan in a dress fitting and made her cry before her wedding, Kate then wore a pale off-white coatdress to Meghan’s wedding. Kate is such a passive-aggressive a–hole, my god.
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