Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey created quite a stir. Just recently, a resurfaced email allegedly from the Duchess of Sussex proved just how unsupported she felt by the royal family.
Omid Scobie, royal editor-at-large and author of Finding Freedom, which is the biography of Meghan and Harry, elaborated on her claims that it was Kate Middleton who made her cry days before her wedding in 2018 and not the other way around as what tabloids reported. She also mentioned during the interview that the Duchess of Cambridge apologized for it.
This time, Omid shared an alleged email from Meghan which she sent to one of her aides that time. The email talked about how the royal family did nothing to stop the rumors then despite shutting down false claims about other family members.
When Kensington Palace asked the couple to sign off on a statement stating that Prince Willing wasn’t bullying them before they stepped down from their royal duties, the Meghan allegedly replied to her aide, “Well, if we’re just throwing any statement out there now, then perhaps KP can finally set the record straight about me [not making Kate cry.]”
Based on the interview, Meghan told Oprah that Kate made her cry and it hurt her feeling. She added, “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 whatever—what everyone else was doing, which was trying to be supportive, knowing what was going on with my dad and whatnot.”
Kate later on sent her flowers and a note apologizing about what happened but Meghan claimed the royal family prevented her from contradicting the story.
Meghan also shared with Oprah how the royal family convinced her that they had her back but she felt unprotected by them. She explained, “I did anything they told me to do. Of course I did, because it was also through the lens of ‘And we’ll protect you.’ So, even as things started to roll out in the media that I didn’t see but my friends would call me and say, ‘Meg, this is really bad,’ because I didn’t see it, I’d go, ‘Don’t worry. I’m being protected.'”