Prince Harry has revealed Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton’s texts about the infamous bridesmaid dresses for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s 2018 wedding.
Prince Harry outlines the incident
In his new memoir, Spare, which was released on 10 January, Harry recalled how Meghan received a text from Kate about the dresses needing to be altered. He claimed that when Meghan responded, she told Kate that their tailor, Ajay, would be making his way to Kensington Palace. However, he claimed that this response “wasn’t sufficient,” before sharing the alleged text conversation between the two women.
In the pages of his book, Harry addresses what went down (after Meghan discussed it with Oprah Winfrey in 2021).
Tabloids reported in fall 2018 that Meghan Markle made Kate cry surrounding the wedding. Meghan told Oprah that wasn’t true; it was, in fact, the other way around. (Harry writes, “As long as I live I’ll never forget the tone of her voice as she looked me in the eye and said: Haz, I made her cry? I made HER cry?”)
But, Meghan declined to go into further detail, telling Oprah, “I don’t think it’s fair to her to get into the details, because she apologized. And I’ve forgiven her. What was hard to get over was being blamed for something that not only I didn’t do, but that happened to me. And the people who were part of our wedding going to our comms team and saying, ‘I know this didn’t happen.'”
Harry does not have the same restraint of his wife. Rather, he goes all in on the details of Meghan and Kate’s fight—even sharing the texts exchanged between the royal women.
“Charlotte’s dress is too big, too long, too baggy. She cried when she tried it on at home,” Kate allegedly texted Meghan. Meghan replied, “Right and I told you the tailor has been standing by since eight a.m. Here. At KP. Can you take Charlotte to have it altered, as all the other moms are doing?” To which Kate supposedly replied, “No, all the dresses need to be remade.”
Harry then takes it out of quotes (in Spare, quotes are in italics), and narrates, “Her own wedding dress designer agreed, Kate added. Meg asked if Kate was aware of what was going on right now. With her father. Kate said she was well aware, but the dresses.” He continued, “And Kate had other problems with the way Meg was planning her wedding. Something about a party for the page boys?…It went back and forth… A short time later I arrived home and found Meg on the floor. Sobbing.”