Tina Brown: Prince William “Disgusted” At Meghan Markle’s “Attack” on Kate Middleton in Oprah Interview

According to Brown, “that’s nothing compared to how furious he’s going to be when [Prince Harry’s] book comes out.”

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Just in case you don’t remember (although how could you forget?), one of the many explosive moments in the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s sitdown with Oprah Winfrey last year was the moment where Meghan said it was Kate who made her cry—and not the other way around, as was previously reported—during a bridesmaid dress fitting in the leadup to Meghan’s 2018 wedding. (She also shared details of Kate’s subsequent apology, calling the Duchess of Cambridge a “good person.”)

But, according to royal expert Tina Brown, whose new book The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor—The Truth and the Turmoil, is out April 26, taking a private issue like this public “disgusted” Prince William, mostly because Meghan knew Kate couldn’t respond back, she told the Telegraph, via the Mirror.

Brown, who was a friend of William’s mother, Princess Diana, said relations could potentially get even worse after Prince Harry’s forthcoming memoir is released later this year. Though she believes Harry won’t disparage the Queen or Kate—Brown said he is “very fond” of his sister-in-law—she believes Harry will use the book to “go after” father Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, who Brown said Harry “can’t stand.”

“William was disgusted about Meghan’s attack on Kate, because she can’t answer back,” Brown told the Telegraph. “But that’s nothing compared to how furious he’s going to be when this book comes out.”

Meghan brought up the bridesmaid dress fitting incident to Oprah because she marks that as “when everything changed, really,” the Duchess of Sussex said about her royal life and public perception, specifically in the media.

“What was hard to get over was being blamed for something that not only I didn’t do, but that happened to me,” she said in the interview.

Rachel Burchfield
Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor

Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.