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Prince William’s ‘very protective of Kate Middleton’ after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s tell-all

Prince William is ‘very protective of Kate Middleton and finds her being named in a negative light worse than being attacked himself’ following Oprah interview, royal author claims

  • Prince William is said to be supporting wife Kate after Meghan Markle’s claims
  • Duchess of Sussex says they had tearful confrontation days before her wedding
  • Meghan addressed reports she made her sister-in-law cry in Oprah interview

Prince William is supporting wife Kate Middleton after Meghan Markle claimed the two women had a tearful confrontation days before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s 2018 wedding, a royal author has claimed.

The Duke of Cambridge, 38, is ‘very protective’ of the Duchess of Cambridge, 39, following Meghan, 39, and Prince Harry’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey last week.

During the couple’s tell-all, Meghan addressed reports she made her sister-in-law cry over a disagreement regarding bridesmaid dresses ahead of the royal wedding.

‘The reverse happened’, the duchess told her friend Oprah, claiming she was the one who teared up.

‘For Meghan to name Kate in a negative light is worse [for Prince William] than being attacked himself,’ royal biographer Penny Junor told People. She added: ‘William is very protective of Kate and can get very angry.’

The Duke of Cambridge, 38, is ‘very protective’ of the Duchess of Cambridge (pictured together last Thursday), 39, following Meghan, 39, and Prince Harry’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey last week

The Duchess of Sussex said she was not sharing the information to be ‘disparaging’, but added it was ‘really important for people to understand the truth’.

‘It was a really hard week of the wedding, and she was upset about something,’ Meghan said. ‘But she owned it, and she apologised and she brought me flowers and a note apologising.’

It comes as Kate is said have found it ‘mortifying’ that the allegations have re-emerged two years ago after first being reported in 2018, according to royal expert Katie Nicholl.

Ms Nicholl noted how you ‘never hear’ about the Duchess of Cambridge falling out with anyone because she is ‘very careful with how she treats others.’ 

Speaking to OK! magazine, Ms Nicholl explained: ‘Kate has never wanted any suggestion of a rift with Meghan to come out in the press, so for this story to be circulating is very hard.’

During the couple's tell-all (pictured), Meghan addressed reports that she made her sister-in-law cry over a disagreement regarding bridesmaid dresses ahead of the royal wedding

During the couple’s tell-all (pictured), Meghan addressed reports that she made her sister-in-law cry over a disagreement regarding bridesmaid dresses ahead of the royal wedding 

The Duchess of Cambridge with Princess Charlotte and other bridesmaids arriving at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan in May 2018

The Duchess of Cambridge with Princess Charlotte and other bridesmaids arriving at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan in May 2018 

Katie added there are ‘different versions’ of the story and claimed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle know the mother-of-three is ‘not in a position to respond’. 

‘From what I hear, there are different versions of the bridesmaid story, not just the one Meghan discussed,’ the royal expert told the publication. 

‘Kate felt it was all sorted, so to have it brought up again was mortifying. Kate is not in a position to respond and Meghan and Harry know that.’ 

The royal expert went on to claim that Kate has been left ‘saddened, disappointed and hurt’ in the wake of Meghan and Prince Harry’s tell-all interview with Oprah . 

The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex in the Royal Box on Centre Court at Wimbledon in July 2019

The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex in the Royal Box on Centre Court at Wimbledon in July 2019

She added it has been a ‘very hard’ few days for the Cambridges, who stepped out together last Thursday during a visit to School2 in east London – their first engagement since the bombshell interview. 

Meghan claimed in her interview with Oprah that she experienced more negativity towards her than the Duchess of Cambridge because of the colour of her skin.

The Duchess of Sussex was also asked about a memorable joint-outing to Wimbledon in July 2019, where the pair put on a united front and were pictured laughing together.

During the interview she appeared to cast doubt on the authenticity of that seemingly affable appearance, saying: ‘Nothing is what it looks like’. 

‘Kate made me cry’ to the Wimbledon pictures that ‘weren’t as they seemed’: Sussexes’ claims about Cambridges on Oprah 

Row that ‘made Meghan cry’ 

Reports circulated ahead of the Sussexes’ nuptials that Meghan left Kate in tears at Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress fitting.

But Meghan told Oprah the ‘reverse happened’.

Meghan said she was not sharing the information to be ‘disparaging’, but added it was ‘really important for people to understand the truth’.

‘She’s a good person,’ the duchess added.

Wimbledon photos ‘not as they seemed’

Meghan also gave more details about her strained relationship with Kate.  

She was asked about a memorable joint-outing to Wimbledon, where the pair put on a united front and were pictured laughing together.

During the interview she appeared to cast doubt on the authenticity of that seemingly affable appearance, saying: ‘Nothing is what it looks like’.

‘Waity Katie’ jibe ‘not the same as racism’ 

Meghan said her treatment by the press cannot be compared to Kate being called ‘Waity Katie’ because it is ‘not the same as racism’. 

The Duchess of Sussex said she believed she had been singled out because she was ‘not just British’. She said: ‘I think the volume of what was coming in and the interest was greater because of social media, because of the fact that I was not just British…

‘If they can compare what the experience that I went through was similar to what has been shared with us, Kate was called Waity Katie, waiting to marry William.

‘While I imagine that was hard, and I do, I can’t picture what that felt like, this is not the same.’  

Harry: ‘Trapped’ William and I ‘on different paths’

When asked about if he remains close to William he replied: ‘I love William to bits. He’s my brother. 

‘We’ve been through hell together. I mean, we have a shared experience. But we’re on different paths’. 

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