Harry thought Meghan deserved the same respect as her mother, Princess Diana
According to Tom Bower’s book Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsors, the Duke of Sussex and his older brother had a difficult conversation ahead of a trip Meghan and the Duke of Sussex were planning to Australia and New Zealand in part 2018.
According to an excerpt from The Mirror, Harry felt the royal family wasn’t supportive of Meghan enough and suggested Kate Middleton could be “kinder” to his wife.
Harry complained that Meghan doesn’t get enough friendship, support or respect from her family members, according to Bower. Harry thought Meghan deserved the same respect as her mother, Princess Diana.
“William’s response was not sympathetic. Beyond the palaces, few were aware of the division between the brothers.”
In the book, Tom says this happened while Harry and Meghan were preparing for their official visit to Australia and New Zealand. Bower insisted that Harry and Meghan’s marriage earlier in the year had only served to exacerbate other relationship rifts between the couples. Myriad reports over the years suggest there have been tensions – with one insider simply saying they are “very different”.
The book claimed Kate “broke down in tears” during a dress fitting for the wedding after Meghan belittled the Duchess of Cambridge’s daughter Princess Charlotte in favor of Isabel, daughter of her best friend Jessica Mulroney.
The two reportedly disagreed over whether Kate’s daughter should wear tights and whether the dress fit properly, according to Bower.
According to Bower, Meghan and Kate, who are both 40, didn’t agree on the length of Charlotte’s hemline or the fit of her dress. In addition, they reportedly disagreed on the subject of Meghan’s bridesmaids policy of “should not wear pantyhose.”
Now in Tom Bower’s sensational new book, he has included new details about the breakup between the two and how it shattered their bond. According to the biographer, Meghan’s friend Jessica and her mother “supported” her “perseverance” in the argument with Kate. Other reports suggest Meghan had hoped they would have a closer bond and while disappointed they weren’t closer, she was content with their relationship. “Meghan was disappointed that she and Kate hadn’t bonded over the position they shared, but she didn’t lose her sleep over it,” said royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand in their book Finding Freedom. They added that Meghan received flowers from Kate on her birthday, but “Meghan would have much preferred to let Kate check on her during the most difficult times with the press.”
Andrew Morton, another veteran royal biographer, claimed in his book Meghan: A Hollywood Princess that Kate didn’t have “a lot of energy” to bond with Meghan in the months leading up to the wedding because she was going through a challenging pregnancy with their youngest child, Prince Louis, was born less than a month before Meghan’s wedding. (Louis was born on April 23, 2018 and the wedding took place on May 19)
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan claimed she had already forgiven Kate and described her as a “good person” who sent her flowers as a gesture of remorse. Meghan didn’t specifically address the origins of the argument, only that it happened.