One of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s closest confidants has published a “leaked” email which supports the Duke and Duchesses claims Kensington Palace .i.e. the royal family prioritised protecting Prince William and wife, Kate Middleton above them.
The email, claimed to be sent by Meghan to a royal aide, implored the Palace to “set the record straight” about an incident between the Duchess of Sussex (Meghan) and her sister-in-law Kate prior to her May 2018 wedding.
At the time it was reported that Meghan, who is expecting her second child, had made the Duchess of Cambridge cry over a disagreement about the bridesmaid dresses, a claim Meghan said occurred the other way around in her explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey on Monday.
Meghan explained to Oprah:
“A few days before the wedding, she was upset about something—yes, the issue was correct, about the flower girl dresses—and it made me cry and it really hurt my feelings.”
Meghan said Kate had “apologized and I [had] forgiven her,” but explained that the palace never corrected the false claims even though she specifically asked them to.
But Omid Scobie, the Royal Editor at Harper’s Bazaar magazine and author of Finding Freedom – claims he has evidence that proves royal advisers had refused to correct the crying story because Kate should “never be dragged into idle gossip”.
“The couple’s exasperation came to a head in January 2020, when Kensington Palace urgently requested that Prince Harry co-sign a statement against an ‘offensive’ newspaper report stating Prince William ‘constantly bullied’ the Sussexes before their decision to step away,”
Scobie wrote in the explosive piece for Harper’s Bazaar.
According to Scobie, Meghan emailed the Palace back, writing:
“Well, if we’re just throwing any statement out there now, then perhaps KP (Kensington Palace) can finally set the record straight about me (not making Kate cry).”
Scobie said in the email, Meghan also asked why her side of the of the story was “never considered important to anyone”.
According to Scobie, her request was “ignored” and she was told “the Duchess of Cambridge should never be dragged into idle gossip”.