MEGHAN Markle and Kate Middleton had a disagreement over flower girl dresses ahead of the Duchess of Sussex’s big day in May 2018.
Why did Meghan and Kate fall out about flower girl dresses?
It was reported at the time that royal newbie Meghan had left Kate in tears over her demands for Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress.
Rumours of a rift between the duchesses swirled after royal sources revealed emotional Kate ended up weeping following a “stressful” dress fitting — just weeks before Meghan married Prince Harry in May 2018.
Charlotte had been trying on her outfit before the big day and Meghan is understood to have insisted on “the very best”.
But the fitting reportedly did not go according to her demands.
In 2020 it was claimed the rift was over whether bridesmaids should follow royal protocol by wearing tights, which Meghan disagreed with.
Speaking to Tatler magazine, a pal said: “It was a hot day and apparently there was a row over whether the bridesmaids should wear tights or not.
“Kate, following protocol, felt that they should. Meghan didn’t want them to.”
But on March 8, a source claimed to the The Telegraph that the Duchesses fell out after Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress didn’t fit – which meant they had to schedule more fittings ahead of the big day.
Royal sources said the pressure of the “stressful” fitting became too much and that Kate was left shaken and in tears.
An insider told The Telegraph: “Kate had only just given birth to her third child, Prince Louis, and was feeling quite emotional.”
But, in an explosive tell-all chat with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan revealed it was Kate that made HER cry just days before her wedding.
The Duchess of Sussex said there had been a confrontation between herself and the Duchess of Cambridge over bridesmaid dresses which left her in tears.
When Oprah asked Meghan if it was true that she’d made Kate cry, the Duchess replied: “No, no, the reverse happened.
“I don’t say that to be disparaging to anyone. She was upset about something, she owned it, she brought me flowers and brought a note apologising.
“She did what I would do if I hurt someone.”
The Duchess said the confrontation had “really hurt my feelings” and was a “turning point” in their relationship, adding: “I don’t think it’s fair to her to get into the details of that because she apologised and I’ve forgiven her.
“What was hard to get over was being blamed for something not only I did not do, but that happened to me.”
Who were Meghan’s flower girls alongside Princess Charlotte?
As well as Princess Charlotte, Meghan’s goddaughters Rylan and Remi Litt were chosen to be among her bridesmaids.
They are the daughters of one of Meghan’s closed friends, Benita Litt.
There was also Prince Harry’s goddaughter, Florence van Cutsem, who is the daughter of Major Nicholas and Alice van Cutsem.
Ivy Mulroney, daughter of the bride’s best friend Jessica Mulroney, was also a flower girl.
And Zalie Warren, Harry’s goddaughter and daughter of Zoe and Jake Warren, was the youngest of the bridesmaids.