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What’s a Monday morning without a little English tea? Chaotic. And that is exactly how we’re starting this week, besties, because some new ~intel~ has emerged about the royal family’s dynamics, courtesy of biographer Tom Bower’s new book, Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsors.
In an exclusive excerpt of the book, which was obtained by The Mirror, Tom recalled a moment back in 2018 after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle first got married and were preparing for a trip to Australia and New Zealand. Essentially, at the time Harry felt like his family wasn’t supporting his new wife as much as they could have been, so before he and Meghan took off, Harry told his brother Prince William that his wife, Kate Middleton, could be “friendlier” to Meghan, according to Tom.
“Harry said, ‘Members of their family were not showing [Meghan] sufficient support, respect, or friendship,’” wrote Tom in the book. “Meghan, Harry believed, should be just as appreciated as their mother [Princess Diana].”
Tom also wrote about other tense moments between the two sisters-in-law. Like *that* dress-fitting debacle during Meghan’s wedding planning—which she addressed directly in her and Harry’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021. In the Oprah interview, Meghan said Kate made her cry, but Tom’s book alleges that Kate was the one who “burst into tears” due to Meghan allegedly comparing Princess Charlotte “unfavorably to her best friend Jessica Mulroney’s daughter.” According to Tom, the pair ultimately couldn’t see eye-to-eye on if Charlotte should wear tights and how the little girl’s dress fit.
There has been a huge, ongoing rift between the royal family lately, especially with news of Prince Harry’s upcoming memoir. But nearly a year ago, a source told Us Weekly that Meghan and Kate were not only getting along but were bonding and “closer than ever and working on their relationship for the sake of the family.”
Hopefully this little 2018 squabble is far in the past now!
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