Kate Middleton Reportedly Confronted Meghan Markle About Her Bullying Behavior, Expert Claims: Why ‘Kate Burst Into Tears’

Kate Middleton reportedly confronted Meghan Markle about being rude to palace staff, according to royal expert Kirstie Allsopp. The British TV presenter told The Telegraph that Middleton “was angry with” Meghan, and the situation left Kate in tears.

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle sit together at Wimbledon in 2019 with Kate wearing a green dress and Meghan wearing a white top.
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle | Karwai Tang/Getty Images

Meghan Markle told Oprah Winfrey that Kate Middleton made her cry

During Meghan’s 2021 interview with Oprah, she maintained Kate made her cry in the days before her wedding to Prince Harry. The media reported that Meghan and Kate’s conflict brought Kate to tears, but Meghan recalled quite the opposite during the interview.

When Oprah asked, “Did you make Kate cry?” Meghan answered, “No. The reverse happened.”

She continued, “And I don’t say that to be disparaging to anyone because it was a really hard week of the wedding. And she was upset about something, but she owned it, and she apologized.”

Meghan added, “She brought me flowers and a note, apologizing. And she did what I would do if I knew that I hurt someone, right, to just take accountability for it.”

She further explained. “A few days before the wedding, [Kate] was upset about something pertaining — yes, the issue was correct about flower girl dresses, and it made me cry, and it really hurt my feelings.”

Meghan explained her thoughts on the timing. “I thought in the context of everything else that was going on in those days leading to the wedding that it didn’t make sense to not be just doing what everyone else was doing, which was trying to be supportive, knowing what was going on with my dad and whatnot.”

What made her cry? “There wasn’t a confrontation,” Meghan maintained. “I don’t think it’s fair to her to get into the details of that because she apologized. And I’ve forgiven her.”

Meghan admitted, “What was hard to get over was being blamed for something that not only I didn’t do but that happened to me.”

Kate Middleton reportedly confronted Meghan Markle after learning about her bullying behavior

British TV presenter Allsopp shared more details about the 2018 encounter she said left the Duchess of Cambridge in tears.

In an interview with The Telegraph, Allsopp claimed that Kate cried after confronting Meghan for her alleged bullying.

“Kate never ever loses her temper,” Allsopp explained. “But she found out Meghan was being rude to staff at Kensington Palace and she was angry with her.”

She continued, describing the aftermath and the impact on Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle’s relationship. “Then, Kate burst into tears because she’d lost control and she did take Meghan flowers to try and patch things up.”

Meghan Markle’s team called the bullying claims a ‘calculated smear campaign’

In response to the claims that the Duchess of Sussex had bullied royal aides, a spokesman for Meghan and Prince Harry called it a “calculated smear campaign.”

“Let’s just call this what it is — a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation,” the spokesman told the Times of London.

“It’s no coincidence that distorted several-year-old accusations aimed at undermining The Duchess are being briefed to the British media shortly before she and The Duke are due to speak openly and honestly about their experience of recent years,” the spokesman continued.

The statement noted that Meghan was “saddened by this latest attack on her character.”

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