More On: Meghan Markle
In the news, Meghan Markle worked hard to make up with Kate Middleton.
A new book says that the 41-year-old former actress "became obsessed" with how the media portrayed her alleged feud with the now-40-year-old Princess of Wales, and that she asked Buckingham Palace to say something to clear the air.
Middleton was seen crying in 2018 when Markle's bridesmaids tried on dresses for her wedding to Prince Harry.
But in a shocking interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired last March, Markle said that the picture showed the exact opposite of the truth and that the Duchess of Cambridge was the one who made her cry.
"Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown," a new book by Valentine Low that comes out on Thursday, says that Markle was very determined for the truth to come out about what happened.
The Duchess of Sussex was seemingly frantic for the palace to “put something out” that denied the rift between the sisters-in-law.
“The truth is that, after the dress fitting, Meghan had become obsessed with trying to persuade the palace press office to put something out denying the story,” Low writes, according to excerpts of the book.
In the Winfrey interview, Meghan did more than just deny the story about Kate crying. She said that instead, the opposite was true. But [the palace] was also adamant that it would be a big mistake to start briefing about personal stories about differences between members of the Royal Family," Low writes.
The book says that the palace did not want to "set a precedent" for "commenting on personal tittle-tattle." They were adamant that they not "fan the flames of the story."
The excerpt shows that this was a big disagreement between Meghan and her media advisers.
Rumors of bad feelings between Markle, Middleton, and their husbands, Harry, 38, and Prince William, 40, have been going around for years. The Sussexes' decision to step back from their royal duties and move to California in 2020 has only made the rumors worse.
After Queen Elizabeth died on September 8, her siblings got back together and sat next to each other at her funeral on September 19.
After Harry and Markle's interview last year, Middleton was said to be "mortified" by the news that she had made Markle cry before her wedding. Katie Nicholl, who is close to the royal family, told OK! magazine at the time, "Kate is so private and respects her private life."
Nicholl said, "You never hear of [Middleton] getting into a fight with anyone because she is very careful about how she treats people." "Kate thought [the incident] was all taken care of, so it was embarrassing to hear about it again."
She said, "From what I've heard, the bridesmaid story is told in more than one way, not just the one Meghan told."
Nicholl also has a new book coming out on Tuesday called "The New Royals: Queen Elizabeth's Legacy and the Future of the Crown." The book promises a look behind the scenes at how the royal family works, including what the late Queen thought about Harry's decision to leave the royal family.