Meghan Markle has sensationally claimed Kate Middleton made her cry in the run-up to her wedding, and said: ‘I’ve forgiven her.’ Speaking to Oprah Winfrey on Sunday, the Duchess of Sussex said: ‘A few days before thew wedding she was upset about something – it made my cry.

‘It really hurt my feelings. I thought in the context of everything that was going on in those days leading to the wedding, it didn’t make sense, not to be supportive, what with everything that was going on with my dad and everything

‘It wasn’t a confrontation…she apologized, and I have forgiven her. What was hard to get over was something that I didn’t do, but happened to me.’

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Meghan made the dramatic claim during Sunday’s explosive CBS interview with Oprah, when asked about previously-reported claims that she had made the Duchess of Cambridge cry.

The two royals are said to have clashed over Meghan’s insistence that her flower girls – including Kate’s daughter Princess Charlotte – should not wear tights for the May 2018 ceremony in Windsor.

Oprah asked Meghan: ‘Did you make Kate cry?’ Meghan answered: ‘No.’

Pressed by Oprah where the claims had come from, Meghan answered: ‘The reverse happened.’

She claimed that drama over her dad Thomas Markle – who was caught arranging set-up photos with a paparazzi photographer days before the wedding – led to unbearable tension during the week of her ceremony.

Meghan explained: ‘I thought in the context of everything that was going on in those days leading to the wedding, it didn’t make sense, not to be supportive, what with everything that was going on with my dad and everything.’

The Duchess, who is pregnant with her second child, added that she struggled to cope with claims that it was her who had left Kate in tears.

She said: ‘What was hard to get over was something that I didn’t do, but happened to me.

‘They really wanted a narrative of hero and villain.’

Meghan also described her treatment in the press as ‘character assassination’, and told of her fury that Buckingham Palace had allegedly failed to protect her.

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