Kate Middleton "burst into tears" during a bridesmaids dress fitting ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding, a new bombshell book about the Duchess of Sussex sensationally claims.
The story has been much debated. Originally it was claimed that 40-year-old Meghan reduced her sister-in-law-to-be to tears while Meghan refuted that version of events during her infamous interview with pal Oprah Winfrey.
And now biographer Tom Bower has offered his take in Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsors which is published on Thursday 21st July.
Bower claims that unnamed sources informed him that Kate – who had welcomed her third child Prince Louis just weeks earlier – and bride-to-be Meghan had a disagreement about the length of Princess Charlotte's hem.
Bower says: "Kate thought it was too short and anyway did not fit."
Several witnesses – including Melissa Toubati, Meghan's assistant and the dress-fitter employed by Givenchy – witnessed Meghan "emphatically reject Kate's observation" Bower claims.
Bower adds: "Compromise was not a trait Meghan embraced."
Bower claims that the incident confirmed in Kate's mind that the swirling rumours of Meghan's less than kids treatment of palace staff were, in fact, true.
He said that a "tired" Kate was "irritated" by reports of bullying. He then went on to say that the Duchess of Cambridge was "too fatigued to cope" with a disagreement about hemlines and whether or not the bridesmaids should wear tights.
"Kate burst into tears," Bower says.
And, surprisingly, it was Location, Location, Location presenter Kirstie Allsopp – who is a friend of Camilla's – who would later confirm that Kate was reduced to tears by witnessing Meghan "bullying her staff".
However, keen to make amends, Bower also includes the incident that follows of Kate offering an olive branch.
Bower says: "[Kate] crossed the Kensington Palace corridor and presented Meghan with a bunch of flowers."
However Kate was not solely there to apologise and apparently told Meghan "not to speak rudely to her staff," telling her: "That’s unacceptable."
This latest version of events are in a long line of takes on the disagreement. Early 2018 reports stated that it was Meghan who made Kate cry, while Meghan told Oprah the opposite. "She [Kate] was upset about something, but she owned it, and she apologised. And she bought me flowers," the duchess told the interviewer.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain, biographer Tom revealed it had been an "uphill struggle" to get people to open up to him for his book. However, he insisted the tome was unbiased saying: "I sifted through, I never put in stuff that isn't true and can't be checked."
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