Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton, and Prince William: A Timeline of Their Royal Drama

May 2018: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wed on May 19, 2018. Around that time The Telegraph reported that Kate Middleton was left “left in tears following a bridesmaids dress fitting for Princess Charlotte.” The press ran with it.

However, in her 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan claimed it was the other way around. “The reverse happened,” she eventually told Oprah. “I say that not to be disparaging to anyone because it was a really hard week, and she was upset about something. She owned it and she apologized, and she brought me flowers and a note apologizing. She did what I would do if I knew I hurt someone. To just take accountability for it…. I would’ve never wanted that to come out about her. Ever. Even though it had happened. I protected that from ever being out in the world.” 

Princess Charlotte and Kate Middleton attend the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. 

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Basically, Meghan said Kate confronted her about the flower girl dresses while Markle was dealing with highly publicized family issues. “It really hurt my feelings,” Meghan said. “I thought in the context of everything that was going on in those days leading to the wedding that it didn’t make sense to not just be doing what everyone else was doing, which was being supportive knowing what was going on with my dad and whatnot.”

What hurt Meghan the most was that the royal family did nothing to correct the initial reports, which only fueled attacks against her. “I think that’s when everything changed, really,” Meghan said. 

November 2018: The Sussexes reportedly decide to put distance between themselves and the Cambridges by moving from Kensington Palace in London to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor. 

December 25, 2018: Fans of the royal family believe Will gave Meghan the cold shoulder during a public appearance on Christmas. 


February 2019: After 10 years of them sharing a royal household, it’s reported that Will and Harry will create separate courts, offices, and staff to handle their affairs.

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