It's been over a week since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview aired, but the aftershocks keep coming. This time it's about an incident between the two Duchesses that Markle finally cleared up: tears before Markle's 2018 wedding.
One person who's reportedly not thrilled that it was brought up again? The Duchess of Cambridge.
Royal expert and Vanity Fair contributing editor Katie Nicholl told OK! Magazine that Kate "has never wanted any suggestion of a rift with Meghan to come out in the press, so for this story to be circulating is very hard."
Nicholl added that "Kate felt it was all sorted, so to have it brought up again was mortifying. Kate is not in a position to respond and Meghan and Harry know that."
Four days after the interview aired, William and Kate were visiting a school that reopened after COVID-19 lockdown restrictions eased. As the couple were leaving, William was asked about the interview.
Nicholl, who has written several books about the young royals, told OK!, "From what I hear, there are different versions of the bridesmaid story, not just the one Meghan discussed."
She added that the days following the interview were tough for Kate, but like Prince Charles and her husband, "she turned up and committed to her work and duty last week. People did notice that she appeared downcast and subdued. Behind closed doors she has been saddened, disappointed and hurt."
The original rumor was that Meghan made Kate cry over a bridesmaid ordeal (Kate thought the bridesmaids should wear tights, per royal protocol, while Meghan didn't think it necessary because the weather was warm). It was actually the other way around, Meghan told Oprah during the March 7 interview.
"She's a good person," Meghan said of Kate, adding that her sister-in-law owned that she made the then-bride-to-be cry; she apologized and sent her flowers.
Speaking of people who are upset by the interview, CBS This Morning co-anchor Gayle King called Meghan and Harry this weekend to see how they were doing. King told viewers that Harry and William spoke, but it was "unproductive."
"The word I was given was, those conversations were not productive. But they are glad they at least started a conversation."