What was the flower girl dresses row about between Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton?

MEGHAN Markle and Kate Middleton had a disagreement over flower girl dresses ahead of the Duchess of Sussex’s big day in May 2018.

But what was Kate and Meghan’s row all about?

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Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle had a disagreement over bridesmaid dresses

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Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle had a disagreement over bridesmaid dressesCredit: Paul Marriott

Why did Meghan and Kate fall out about flower girl dresses?

It was reported at the time that royal newbie Meghan had left Kate in tears over her demands for Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress.

Rumours of a rift between the duchesses swirled after royal sources revealed emotional Kate ended up weeping following a “stressful” dress fitting — just weeks before Meghan married Prince Harry in May 2018.

Charlotte had been trying on her outfit before the big day and Meghan is understood to have insisted on “the very best”.

But the fitting reportedly did not go according to her demands.

Princess Charlotte stands next to brother George at the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle

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Princess Charlotte stands next to brother George at the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan MarkleCredit: PA:Press Association

In 2020 it was claimed the rift was over whether bridesmaids should follow royal protocol by wearing tights, which Meghan disagreed with.

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Speaking to Tatler magazine, a pal said: “It was a hot day and apparently there was a row over whether the bridesmaids should wear tights or not.

“Kate, following protocol, felt that they should. Meghan didn’t want them to.”

Bridesmaids and Page Boys during the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle

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Bridesmaids and Page Boys during the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St George’s Chapel at Windsor CastleCredit: PA:Press Association

But on March 8, a source claimed to the The Telegraph that the Duchesses fell out after Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress didn’t fit – which meant they had to schedule more fittings ahead of the big day.

Royal sources said the pressure of the “stressful” fitting became too much and that Kate was left shaken and in tears.

An insider told The Telegraph: “Kate had only just given birth to her third child, Prince Louis, and was feeling quite ­emotional.”

But, in an explosive tell-all chat with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan revealed it was Kate that made HER cry just days before her wedding.

Princess Charlotte on the day of the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

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Princess Charlotte on the day of the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of SussexCredit: Getty Images – Getty

The Duchess of Sussex said there had been a confrontation between herself and the Duchess of Cambridge over bridesmaid dresses which left her in tears.

When Oprah asked Meghan if it was true that she’d made Kate cry, the Duchess replied: “No, no, the reverse happened.

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“I don’t say that to be disparaging to anyone. She was upset about something, she owned it, she brought me flowers and brought a note apologising.

“She did what I would do if I hurt someone.”

The Duchess said the confrontation had “really hurt my feelings” and was a “turning point” in their relationship, adding: “I don’t think it’s fair to her to get into the details of that because she apologised and I’ve forgiven her.

“What was hard to get over was being blamed for something not only I did not do, but that happened to me.”

Meghan had six flower girls on the big day in May 2018

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Meghan had six flower girls on the big day in May 2018Credit: AFP – Getty

Who were Meghan’s flower girls alongside Princess Charlotte?

As well as Princess Charlotte, Meghan’s goddaughters Rylan and Remi Litt were chosen to be among her bridesmaids.

They are the daughters of one of Meghan’s closed friends, Benita Litt.

There was also Prince Harry’s goddaughter, Florence van Cutsem, who is the daughter of Major Nicholas and Alice van Cutsem.

Ivy Mulroney, daughter of the bride’s best friend Jessica Mulroney, was also a flower girl.

And Zalie Warren, Harry’s goddaughter and daughter of Zoe and Jake Warren, was the youngest of the bridesmaids.

The full list of bridesmaids and page boys

Bridesmaids

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Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, 3

Miss Florence van Cutsem, 3, goddaughter of Prince Harry, daughter of Mrs. Alice van Cutsem and Major Nicholas van Cutsem

Miss Remi Litt, 6, goddaughter of Ms. Markle, daughter of Mrs. Benita Litt and Mr. Darren Litt

Miss Rylan Litt, 4, goddaughter of Ms. Markle, daughter of Mrs. Benita Litt and Mr. Darren Litt

Miss Ivy Mulroney, 4 , daughter of Mrs. Jessica Mulroney and Mr. Benedict Mulroney

Miss Zalie Warren, 2, goddaughter of Prince Harry, daughter of Mrs. Zoe Warren and Mr. Jake Warren

Page Boys

His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, 4

Master Jasper Dyer, 6, godson of Prince Harry, son of Mrs. Amanda Dyer and Mr. Mark Dyer M.V.O.

Master Brian Mulroney, 7, son of Mrs. Jessica Mulroney and Mr. Benedict Mulroney

Master John Mulroney, 7, son of Mrs. Jessica Mulroney and Mr. Benedict Mulroney

What dresses did the flower girls wear to the royal wedding?

The flower girls wore matching white dresses teamed with floral headbands tied with ribbons.

The dresses, made from Ivory silk Radzimir, were designed by Givenchy Haute Couture Atelier’s Clare Waight Keller, who also designed Meghan’s gown.

They were high-waisted with short puff sleeves and tied with a double silk ribbon bow at the back.

Each of the flower girls also wore white leather Aquazurra shoes, monogrammed with their initials and the wedding date.

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