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Prince Harry reveals text messages between Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, claims King Charles leaked fight

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Prince Harry isn’t afraid to include receipts in his memoirs, Save, which officially launches today.

Previously leaked excerpts from the book reveal the tense exchange between Catherine, Princess of Wales, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, days before the Sussexes’ 2018 wedding, claiming Kate made Meghan cry after she demanded that “every dress” for the flower girls are remade. It turns out that Harry even includes the actual text messages from their fight in his book.

“Charlotte’s dress is too big, too long, too baggy,” Kate reportedly wrote to Meghan, referring to Princess Charlotte’s flower girl dress. Harry notes in the book that the dresses were made from measurements taken from a previous fitting. “She cried when she tried it on at home,” Kate writes.

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Meghan reminds Kate that a tailor who could make alterations was already at Kensington Palace, writing back: “Right, and I told you the tailor has been waiting since 8am. Here. At KP. You can take Charlotte to alter him like the other moms are doing?”

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Still, Kate demands that “all the dresses be redone.” She reportedly cites the advice of her own wedding dress designer, Sarah Burton, of Alexander McQueen, who agrees with her.

Meghan then asks Kate if she is aware of the stress she is under due to the drama surrounding her father, Thomas Markle.

“Meg asked if Kate was aware of what was going on right now. With her father,” Harry wrote. “Kate said she was well aware, but the dresses. And the wedding is in four days!”

Meghan replies: “Yes, Kate, I know…”.

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Princess Charlotte and Princess Kate at their 2018 Sussex wedding.

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Harry adds that Kate had “problems with the way Meg was planning her wedding. Something about a party for the pages? That was back and forth.”

Meghan reportedly texted the Princess of Wales: “Not sure what else to say. If the dress doesn’t fit, please take Charlotte to see Ajay. He’s been waiting all day.”

“Okay,” Kate replies.

Harry writes that when he returned home, he found his future wife “crying” on the floor.

When tabloids reported that Meghan had made Kate cry months later, the two couples had a secret rendezvous at Meghan and Harry’s Nottingham Cottage on Dec. of the leaked story. .

“We all gathered in our little front annexe, and this time there was no small talk: Kate got things rolling immediately by recognizing that the stories in the newspapers about Meg making her cry were totally false,” Harry writes. He adds that Kate would have said: “I know, Meghan, that I was the one who made you cry.”

When it came to taking steps to clear things up, Kate was “disturbed” while William gave “evasions that sounded supportive”. When they realized that no action would be taken, the Sussexes decided to focus on who leaked the story to the tabloids.

“We went round and round,” Harry continues. “The list of suspects became very short. Finally, finally, Willy sat back and admitted that, ahem, while we were on tour in Australia, he and Kate had gone to dinner with their dad. [King Charles III] and Camila. And sadly, he coyly said that he ‘could’ have let it slip and that there was conflict between the two couples.”

The admission shocked Meghan and Harry. “I put a hand to my face. Meg froze. A heavy silence fell. So now we knew,” he writes. “I told Willy that all the people should know. He nodded. He knew. More silence. It was time for them to go.”

Meghan spoke about the incident during a 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which she refuted the tabloid story.

“I don’t think it’s fair for her to go into detail. [the fight], because she apologized. And I forgave her. What was hard to overcome was being blamed for something that not only did I not do, but that happened to me,” the Duchess said at the time. “And people who were a part of our wedding going to our communications team and saying, ‘ I know it didn’t happen.'”

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