Now, in the same week Meghan’s close friend Janina Gavankar told Britian’s This Morning that there were “many emails and texts” documenting the Palace’s mistreatment of the Duchess of Sussex, royal reporter Omid Scobie has seemingly published text from the first: an email where Meghan tried to get the Palace to correct the false wedding story.
In his op-ed piece for Harper’s Bazaar, Scobie wrote that in January 2020 (the month Meghan and Harry announced they were stepping back from their senior royal family roles), “Kensington Palace urgently requested that Prince Harry cosign a statement against an ‘offensive’ newspaper report stating Prince William ‘constantly bullied’ the Sussexes before their decision to step away.”
Then he unveiled how Meghan responded, according to a source of his. That source said she emailed an aide and wrote, “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].” The suggestion was “ignored” like “many requests made by the couple,” Scobie wrote, adding that instead, Meghan was told, “The Duchess of Cambridge…should never be dragged into idle gossip.”
In her Oprah interview, Meghan was finally able to get her side of the story out there. Meghan said, “The narrative with Kate, which didn’t happen, was really, really difficult and something that I think, that’s when everything changed, really.”
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“No. [I didn’t make Kate cry],” Meghan started. “No, no, the reverse happened. And I don’t say that to be disparaging to anyone, because it was a really hard week of the wedding, and she was upset about something, but she owned it, and she apologized, and she brought me flowers and a note apologizing and she did what I would do if I knew that I hurt someone. To just take accountability for it.
“What was shocking was, what was that, six, seven months after our wedding, the reverse of that would be out in the world [the story suggesting Meghan made Kate cry]. I would’ve never wanted that to come out about her ever even though it had happened. I protected that from ever being out in the world. A few days before the wedding, she was upset about something pertaining—yes, the issue was correct about flower girl dresses, and it made me cry and it really hurt my feelings, and 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 what everyone else was doing, which was try to be supportive, knowing what was going on with my dad and whatnot.
“There wasn’t a confrontation, and I actually think it’s…I don’t think it’s fair to her to get into the details of that because she apologized and I’ve forgiven her,” Meghan continued. “What was hard to get over was being blamed for something that not only I didn’t do but that happened to me and the people that were a part of my wedding going to my comms team, saying, I know this didn’t happen. I don’t have to tell them what actually happened, but I can at least go on the record saying, ‘She didn’t make her cry.’ Everyone in the institution knew it wasn’t true. I’m not sharing that piece about Kate in any way to be disparaging to her. I think it’s really important for people to understand the truth, but also I think a lot of it that was fed into by the media. Look, I would hope that she would’ve wanted that corrected. And maybe in the same way that the Palace wouldn’t let anybody else negate it, they wouldn’t let her, because she’s a good person, and I think so much of what I have seen play out was this idea of polarity where if you love me you don’t have to hate her, and if you love her, you don’t need to hate me.”