Intl desk, Mar 08: Meghan, the wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, said in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that Kate, who is married to Harry’s brother Prince William, had made her cry just before her 2018 wedding.
Speaking on U.S. station CBS late on Sunday, Meghan denied a newspaper story that she had made Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, cry before the wedding and said it was a turning point in her relations with the media.
“That was a turning point,” Meghan said. Asked if she made Kate cry, Meghan replied: “The reverse happened.”
“A few days before the wedding she (Kate) was upset about something, pertaining to yes the issue was correct about the flower girl dresses, and it made me cry. And it really hurt my feelings,” Meghan said.
Meghan said she had been naive before her wedding and did not realise what she was marrying into when she joined the British royal family.
“I will say I went into it naively, because I didn’t grow up knowing much about the royal family,” Meghan said.
Meghan explained that she was not being paid for the interview.
Meghan, the wife of Prince Harry, said that the British royal family tried to silence her and people within the institution not only failed to protect her against malicious claims but lied to protect others.
“It was only once we were married and everything started to really worsen that I came to understand that not only was I not being protected but that they were willing to lie to protect other members of the family,” Meghan said.
“But they weren’t willing to tell the truth to protect me and my husband,” she said.
Asked if she was not supported by the powers that be, she said: “There’s the family, and then there’s the people that are running the institution, those are two separate things and it’s important to be able to compartmentalise that because the queen, for example, has always been wonderful to me.”