Meghan Markle knew that Kate Middleton was “powerless to fight back” after claiming the Duchess of Cambridge made her cry, a source has said.
A royal source told MailOnline that the claims made by Meghan during her bombshell Oprah interview have worsened the divide between the Sussexes and the Cambridges.
“Much has been made of the troubles between Kate and Meghan, and William and Harry, but perhaps the biggest strains now exist between William and Meghan,” the source told MailOnline.
“First and foremost, William cannot countenance the way Meghan has treated his wife.He feels Kate tried at the beginning, but it was never enough. ”
“Kate attempted to try and help Meghan understand the responsibilities of royal life, but her efforts were constantly misinterpreted,” the source added.
“But to name Kate so publicly during the Oprah interview as the person who made her cry was beyond the pale.Meghan would have been acutely aware that Kate is powerless to fight back. ”
“Despite her growing confidence in public, Kate is a deeply sensitive woman who likes to stay behind the scenes as much as possible to support her family and the country,” the source said. “William thinks the way she has been treated is unfair.”
Back in November 2018, it was reported that Meghan left Kate in tears over her demands for Princess Charlotte’s dress. It was then followed by a report that the dispute began when Kate said the bridesmaids should follow royal protocol by wearing tights which Meghan disagreed with.
However, during her bombshell interview with Oprah, Meghan revealed that she was the one left in tears, not the other way around.
“A few days before the wedding she was upset about something, pertaining to the flower girl dresses, and it made me cry. And it really hurt my feelings,” Meghan told Oprah. “There wasn’t a confrontation and I don’t think it’s fair to her to get into the details of that because she apologized, and I have forgiven her.”
“What was hard to get over was being blamed for something that not only I didn’t do, but that happened to me,” Meghan said. “I’m not sharing that piece about Kate in any way to be disparaging to her.”
The Cambridges were believed to be left deeply saddened after the interview, with Kate not speaking publicly about the interview once.
The source suggests that Prince William had been wary of his brother’s wife for quite some time.
“William soon began to wonder about some of Meghan’s traits and motivations,” the source said. “He was worried that at times she seemed to be more concerned about her personal progression or profile over the wider goals and aims of the Royal Family.”
“But he largely kept any reservations to himself as he desperately wanted her to be happy and appreciated the huge adjustment of entering the Royal Family,” the source added. “Following Megxit though, everything changed. He could no longer hide his true feelings because he felt like she had publicly attempted to disrespect his family and the Queen.”