Prince William Implicated Queen Consort Camilla as the Person Who Claimed Meghan Made Kate Cry
In "Spare," Harry recounts a conversation where he — along with Meghan, William, and Kate — attempts to suss out who it was from the Palace who leaked the rumour that Meghan made Kate cry ahead of her wedding to Harry in 2018.
According to an excerpt shared on Twitter, Harry first recounted why Buckingham Palace would not correct the story:
No one at the Palace could phone the correspondent, because that would invite the inevitable retort: Well, if the story's wrong, what's the real story? What did happen between the two duchesses? And that door must never be opened, because it would embarrass the future queen.
The monarchy, always, at all costs, had to be protected.
Since the story wouldn't be corrected, the group shifted to figuring out who it was that leaked the story:
Who could've planted such a thing? Who could've leaked it to the press in the first place? Who?
We went around and around. The list of suspects became vanishingly small. Finally, finally, Willy leaned back and conceded that, ahem, while we'd been on tour in Australia, he and Kate had gone to dinner with Pa and Camilla . . . and, alas, he said sheepishly, he might've let it slip that there'd been strife between the two couples . . .
I put a hand over my face. Meg froze. A heavy silence fell. So now we knew.
I told Willy: You . . . of all people . . . should've known . . .