The soon-to-be Duchess of Sussex was left struggling on her wedding day after being “very rude” to someone who would have otherwise offered his assistance, an author has claimed.
The world got its first glimpse of Meghan Markle’s Givenchy gown from inside a vintage Rolls-Royce limousine as she traveled from Cliveden House Hotel to Windsor Castle with her mother Doria Ragland on the morning of May 19, 2018.
Created by British designer Clare Waight Keller and featuring an open bateau neckline, the gown was a marvel for its simplicity and elegance.
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Meghan’s veil was more than five meters long and made from silk tulle organza.
Its length proved tricky for her as she attempted to exit the car and walk up the steps to St George’s Chapel.
Author Tom Bower says the bride had “problems” with the veil and train but was ignored by a nearby army officer.
“A military man told me an extraordinary story about Meghan when she arrived at the wedding at Windsor Castle on that glorious day in 2018,” Bower tells The Mirror’s Pod Save the Queen podcast.
“You see her get out of the car unaccompanied and she has problems with the train of her dress and the army officer doesn’t step forward to help her.
“And the reason is, is the day before in the rehearsal, she had been very rude to him so he thought ‘well I’m not going to help you today’.
“I didn’t get the story from him but a fellow officer of his, who explained what had happened.”
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As she got out of the car Meghan’s veil appeared to have become twisted in the vehicle with an aid and her dress designer quickly coming to assist.
She was then helped up the stairs and into the chapel by her two pageboys who carried the five-metre-long train.
The veil featured a hand-embroidered trim of flowers in silk threads and organza, in the distinctive flora of each of the then-53 Commonwealth countries.
Her veil was held in place by Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiaraslow to the bride by the Queen.
The diamond bandeau was made in 1932, with the center brooch dating back to 1893.
Bower’s claim is one of many examples of Meghan’s behavior both before the wedding and after, included in his book Revenge.
He revisits the much-told story about an incident in the lead up to the royal wedding, when Meghan claims Kate made her cry during a bridesmaid dress fitting with Princess Charlotte.
He says it was Meghan who made the Duchess of Cambridge cry and not the other way around, as the Duchess of Sussex told Oprah.
Bower says Kate was tired, having only recently given birth to Prince Louis, and was brought to tears by Meghan following a disagreement about tights and the length of the bridesmaids’ dresses.
Meghan was supported by her friend Jessica Mulroney, the mother of another bridesmaid, Ivy.
“Some would say that the Duchess of Sussex compared Ivy favorably against Charlotte,” Bower writes.
“Others were surprised by Meghan’s close attachment to Mulroney.”
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