Meghan Markle painting Princess Kate as ‘cold’ doesn’t ring true, claims expert


Meghan portrayed an image of Kate during her description of their first meeting that several commentators have refuted.

One story that has particularly irked some royal fans is a moment where Meghan says she surprised Kate by wearing a pair of ripped jeans and going barefoot when they first met for dinner.

Speaking in episode two of the six-part Harry & Meghan on Netflix, she said: “When Will and Kate came over, and I met her for the first time, they came over for dinner, I remember I was in ripped jeans and I was barefoot. I was a hugger. I’ve always been a hugger, I didn’t realise that that is really jarring for a lot of Brits.

Meghan Markle painting Kate Middleton as 'cold' doesn't ring true, claims expert

Meghan Markle painting Kate Middleton as ‘cold’ doesn’t ring true, claims expert (Image: Netflix / Getty)

“I guess I started to understand very quickly that the formality on the outside carried through on the inside.”

The docu-series also portrayed Meghan as unaware of much of the formality and pomp associated with the Royal Family prior to dating Harry. However, Ms Seward said she found an adverse reaction from Kate hard to believe.

She added that Meghan, an actress and an intelligent woman, should have been able to “read the script” on the Royal Family.

She said: “Why would an intelligent woman – as she kept reminding us – not realise that the family of the man she is currently dating are a little more formal than the average Californian? They are the Royal Family with over a thousand years of history, ritual and formality are part of their existence.”

Meghan and Harry

Meghan told the story of when she first met Kate (Image: Netflix)

Ms Seward explained: “If Kate was startled, she would have been far too well-mannered to let on. They were having a ‘kitchen supper’ not a grand dinner party and although being hugged by Harry’s girlfriend, whom she had never met before might have been surprising, it would not have been ‘jarring’.

“Kate as we know was brought up to be polite and kind and Harry’s happiness with his new girlfriend would have been infectious. Nothing would have pleased her more than to see her friend Harry so obviously in love.”

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Ms Seward said Kate was polite and would not have let on if she was uncomfortable (Image: Getty)

While, for Ms Seward, it is “partly understandable” to find it “hard for newcomers to take it all in, but for actor Meghan it should have been like learning a part.”

The first three episodes of the docu-series were released yesterday. The remaining three will be released next week.


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