Meghan Markle Addresses Rumors That She Made Kate Middleton Cry: 'The Reverse Happened'

Meghan revealed in the Oprah Winfrey interview that she and Kate had a disagreement over bridesmaid dresses

Meghan Markle is addressing a "turning point" that involved her sister-in-law Kate Middleton.

During her sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired Sunday, Meghan spoke about reports that she left Kate in tears leading up to her royal wedding due to a disagreement regarding bridesmaid dresses.

"The reverse happened," Meghan said.

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She continued, "And I don't say that to be disparaging to anyone, because it was a really hard week of the wedding, and she was upset about something. But she owned it, and she apologized and she brought me flowers and a note apologizing."

Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Queen Elizabeth, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton. Paul Grover - WPA Pool/Getty Images

"I actually think it's — I don't think it's fair to her to get into the details of that because she apologized," she continued. "And I've forgiven her."

Meghan said what she found "shocking" that the story made the press several months after the wedding.

"I would have never wanted that to come out about her ever, even though it happened," she said.

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Meghan called Kate a "good person" and spoke of people pitting them against each other.

"If you love me, you don't have to hate her. And if you love her, you don't have to hate me," she said.

She added that the media "really seem to want a narrative of a hero and a villain."

Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Day 12, The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, UK - 14 Jul 2018
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle at Wimbledon 2018. Shutterstock

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Meghan, 39, and Kate, 38, made several outings together before Meghan and Prince Harry relocated to California, including attending multiple Wimbledon matches together.

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