Recently, a royal biographer’s claims about Meghan Markle and the Windsor family have caused quite a stir.
The latest topic concerns the infamous reports of conflict between Meghan and Kate.
Meghan confirmed that the two had an unpleasant exchange, but did not offer details aside from praising Kate’s apology.
We’re now hearing that Harry confronted William over how Kate treated Meghan — and things did not go well.
Royal biographer Tom Bower’s new book is Revenge: Meghan, Harry, and the War Between the Windsors.
With a title that exhausting, you’d better deliver on some juicy details, right?
One detail is an allegation — dating back to 2018.
Four years ago, Harry and Meghan were gearing up for their formal visit to Australia and New Zealand.
At the time, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were still acting as formal members of the royal family.
At that time, Harry reportedly told William and Kate that they could and should be “friendlier to his wife.”
“Members of their family, said Harry, were not showing her [Meghan] sufficient support,” Bower writes.
The book goes on to describe Harry accusing his brother and sister-in-law of not showing Meghan “respect, or friendship.”
Bower continues: “Meghan, Harry believed, should be just as appreciated as their mother [Princess Diana].”
The late, great Princess Diana was also an outsider to the family, and paid the price.
However, this conversation did not go smoothly.
Bower describes: “William’s reply was not sympathetic.”
By this time in 2018, the brothers had already been clashing.
According to Bower, however, “beyond the palaces, few were aware of the split between the brothers.”
In the public arena, William had just served as Harry’s best man. There were no overt signs of conflict.
But at the time of the wedding, the Meghan vs Kate spat had already gone down.
As many of us recall, dubious British tabloids insisted at the time that Meghan had “made” Kate cry.
In March of 2021, Meghan’s historic Oprah Winfrey interview shared that she, not Kate, had been reduced to tears.
Bower reports that the disagreement concerned, at least superficially, Princess Charlotte’s outfit for the wedding.
Other reports have described Kate as having struggled to bond with Meghan, largely out of pregnancy fatigue.
Louis was born just weeks before Meghan and Harry married. Kate famously has difficult pregnancies.
We of course cannot verify the book’s claims.
Similarly, we do not actually know how the Prince of Pegging was feeling towards his sister-in-law at the time.
We do know that Meghan told Oprah that she has forgiven Kate, that Kate is a “good person” and sent her apology flowers.