Kate Middleton is fighting back. During Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey, the former actress clarified a rumor and revealed the Duchess of Cambridge caused her to cry prior to her and Prince Harry's 2018 wedding.
Kate hasn't spoken publicly about the claims, but an insider states she's now ready to do so — even though it would break royal protocol.
"I have never seen Kate so angry and I don't blame her. She was dragged into this within 10 minutes of Meghan's interview and hasn’t been able to fight back," shared an insider. "She usually adopts the Queen's 'never complain, never explain' approach, but this has gone too far."
While talking to Winfrey, Meghan discussed the tense relationship she had with Prince William's wife. In 2018, it was reported that Meghan caused Kate to cry during an argument over flower girl dresses, but Meghan says it was the other way around.
"A few days before the wedding she was upset about flower girl dresses and it made me cry. It really hurt my feelings," Meghan recalled. "I’m not sharing that piece about Kate in any way to be disparaging to her. I think it’s really important for people to understand the truth."
The Suits star added that Kate is a "good person" and has since apologized for her behavior — but the insider insisted she's still furious over Meghan's reveal, in addition to other claims she and Harry made, like their allegation that members of the family had "concerns" over the color of their son Archie's skin.
According to the New Idea report, the royal family "isn't quite on board" with Kate's desire to speak out, "as they don’t want to turn this into a war of words any more than it already is, but for Kate, this is personal."
Aside from her own drama, she's upset that "there's a lot of speculation" that William was the one involved in the race-driven talks.
William himself made a brief response to the tell-all, stating, "We are very much not a racist family."
Queen Elizabeth II released her own statement through Buckingham Palace. "The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan. The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning," the statement read. "While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately. Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members."