Why Leaking Kate Middleton’s Prince Harry Texts to Meghan Markle is a Big Deal

The story of the dispute between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton over the infamous bridesmaid dress continues, thanks to the publication of Prince Harry’s memoirs. additional. in pages His book Harry deals with what happened (after Meghan discussed it with Oprah Winfrey in 2021).

To recap: The tabloids reported in the fall of 2018 that Meghan Markle made Kate cry about the wedding. Megan told Oprah that wasn’t true. It was, in fact, the opposite. (Harry writes, “As long as I live, I will never forget the tone of her voice as she looked me in the eye and said, ‘HAz, made her cry? made her cry“)

But Meghan refused to go into further detail, telling Oprah, “I don’t think it’s fair of her to go into detail, because she apologized. And people who were part of our wedding would go to our outreach team and say, “I know that didn’t happen.”



Harry does not have the same restraint as his wife. Instead, he goes All in On the details of Meghan and Kate’s fight — even sharing texts exchanged between the royal women.

Kate allegedly texted Meghan: “Charlotte’s dress is too big, too long, too loose. She cried when she tried it on at home.” Megan replied, “Right, and I told you the seamstress has been on standby since 8 a.m. here. At KP. Can you take Charlotte to change her, like all other moms do?” to which Kate supposedly replied, “No, all the dresses need to be remade.”

Then Harry pulled it out of the quotes (in additionalquotes in italics), and She recounts, “Her wedding dress designer agreed,” Kate added. Meg asked if Kate knew what was going on right now. He continued: “And Kate had other issues with the way Meg was planning her wedding. Something about a party for the boys?… The word. Crying.”

The next morning, Kate shows up with flowers and a card apologizing. “Just a misunderstanding,” Harry wrote, “I said to myself.”

Prince Harry marries Lady Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle

Kate and Charlotte at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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All that being said, Prince Harry’s inclusion of these private text messages — though we don’t know if they were paraphrased or paraphrased verbatim — contradicts Harry and Meghan’s approach to private correspondence being shared in the media.

famously, Megan has filed a privacy claim against mail on sunday Newspaper To print a special letter she wrote to her father. Prince Harry wrote in the lawsuit announcement Mail They purposefully misled you by strategically omitting specific paragraphs, specific sentences, and even single words to hide the lies they had persisted for over a year.”

she He will eventually win that lawsuitAnd in a statement, she said: “This is a victory not only for me, but for anyone who has ever felt afraid to stand up for what is right. While this win sets a precedent, what is most important is that we are now collectively brave enough to reshape the tabloid industry.” that make people cruel, and profit from the lies and the pain they create.”

Of course, Harry’s memoirs aren’t tabloids. But that being said, printing bits of correspondence out of context is exactly what upset the Sussexes in 2019 — which makes it a little strange (more than strange) that Prince Harry would do the same for his sister-in-law.

The Prince and Princess of Wales, accompanied by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcome staff outside Windsor Castle

The Sussex and Wales family reunite in September 2022.

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the The royal family would not comment on additionalso we’ll likely never learn Kate’s opinion of the letters that are included in Harry’s diary.

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