Prince William was left “pretty damn cross” as he will have felt like wife Kate Middleton has been “thrown under a bus” by Meghan Markle, it has been claimed.
According to royal author Penny Junor, Meghan’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in March hugely upset the 38-year-old Duke of Cambridge.
In the explosive tell-all interview first aired on CBS, Meghan, 39, accused Kate, also 39, of making her cry in a row over flower girl dresses.
It was initially reported that the Duchess of Cambridge was the one to have been left in tears by Meghan.
But the Duchess of Sussex told Oprah it was the other way around as Kate “left her in tears” and also sent her flowers to make up for what she’d said.
When Oprah asked if she had made Kate cry, Meghan replied: “The reverse happened. A few days before the wedding she was upset about something, pertaining to … the flower girl dresses, and it made me cry. And it really hurt my feelings.”
The former US TV star’s comments are not believed to have gone down well with her brother-in-law William, who is said to be fuming over how she publicly attacked his wife – knowing she’d have no way to respond.
Ms Junor told the Daily Express: “I would have thought one of the things William was most cross about was the fact that Meghan threw Kate under the bus.
“It wasn’t Harry, but it was his wife, and he must have known that she was going to do that and he clearly hasn’t corrected it in any way.”
She then added that depending on how his wife is feeling, “I must say I would be pretty damn cross.”
William, Harry and Kate saw each other for the first time since the bombshell interview at Prince Philip’s funeral on April 17.
The trio were seen chatting as they left St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, and while Prince Harry was said to have organised a “summit” for clear-the-air talks, other reports claim he left too soon for that.
Others said the family wanted to focus on supporting the Queen as she grieved her consort of 73 years after announcing his death on April 9 – just a few months before his 100th birthday.
The Duke of Sussex is believed to have returned to his home in St Barbara, California two days after the funeral to reunite with his wife and son Archie, 1.
Meghan, who is expecting the couple’s second child, didn’t attend the funeral on medical grounds as she is due in the next month.
The couple are expecting a baby girl.