Daily Mail: Meghan Markle Would Have Known Kate Middleton Could Not Fight Back Tell-All Claims
In another shocking royal revelation, an insider claimed that Meghan Markle would have been aware that Kate Middleton had no means of defending herself.
While Kate Middleton often attempted to explain royal life to Meghan Markle, her efforts were consistently misunderstood, a senior royal insider told the Daily Mail recently.
"But to name Kate so publicly during the Oprah interview as the person who made her cry was beyond the pale. Meghan would have been acutely aware that Kate is powerless to fight back," the source added.
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Prince William, and Kate Middleton on July 10, 2018, in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images
According to the insider, Prince William believes Middleton is being mistreated. The insider also indicated that Markle must have known Middleton would not defend herself during the Oprah interview.
In the interview, Markle claimed that Middleton was the one who made her cry in the days leading up to tying the knot with Prince Harry, not the opposite, as the British press had reported.
Meghan Markle on March 7, 2020 in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images
During the wedding preparations, Markle recalled that Middleton was upset at one point. Later, the Duchess of Sussex revealed it had to do with flower girl dresses. It hurt her feelings, she said.
According to Markle, the media seems to want to focus on a story of a hero and a villain.
Kate Middleton in Battersea Park on September 22, 2020 in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images
It was not a confrontation, and Markle believed that's unfair for Middleton to go into the details of that since she apologized. Markle's head spin included being blamed for something she didn't do.
Markle called Middleton 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.
Prince Harry on March 09, 2020 in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images
According to Markle, the media seems to want to focus on a story of a hero and a villain. Before relocating to California with Prince Harry, she and Middleton shared numerous outings together.
Another claim made during the interview was that a royal family member made a racist comment to Harry. It concerned the color of Archie's skin, given that Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, is black.
Prince William on May 12, 2014 in Gosport, England.| Photo: Getty Images
Last month, biographer Penny Junor told PEOPLE that William is fiercely protective of Middleton. Markle naming Middleton in a negative light is worse than being attacked himself, she said.
An angry atmosphere formed in the palace after the various accusations and counter-accusations surrounding Harry and Markle's interview, a source revealed to PEOPLE.