Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton's royal seamstress, opens up about the fallout from Prince Harry's 'Spare' release (2023)



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The royal tailor who was the focus of Meghan Markle and Kate Middletonalleged dispute over bridesmaid dressesHe broke the silence.

Ajay Mirpuri spoke to Britain's Daily Mail following the release of Prince Harry Spare's memoir, which was released on Tuesday.

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In the book, Harry chronicled the infamous fight between Middleton and Markle, both 41, which allegedly left former American actress Markle "crying on the floor". The tense exchange reportedly took place days before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's 2018 wedding.

Mirpuri told the paper that while he saw no disagreements between the women, he and his team worked quickly before the wedding to customize all six of the young bridesmaids' dresses, including the flower girl dress for Middleton's daughter, the Princess Charlotte.


Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton's royal seamstress, opens up about the fallout from Prince Harry's 'Spare' release (2)

Prince Harry has opened up about the argument between Meghan Markle (left) and Kate Middleton ahead of their wedding day at Spare.(fake photos)

"If something happened in the background, it didn't happen in front of me," explained Mirpuri. “But yes, weddings are stressful at the best of times, and especially one of this high profile; You have to respect that. They dealt with a problem like any other in a marriage, with last-minute hiccups. I can understand why someone would be upset if the clothes didn't fit, it's stressful."

"I'm sorry because you don't want kids to go up on a big stage in a dress that doesn't fit them, and they were," continued the luxury tailor. "We had to fix all six bridesmaids' dresses and we did it."

Mirpuri, who runs tailoring workshops in London and Switzerland, said he and his team "immediately agreed that the dresses for the six bridesmaids would need to be made as they would not fit."

"We had to work our hands and feet for four days, four of us worked three nights in a row until 4 am to get them in shape," he said. "We left Windsor Castle at 10pm the night before the wedding. Did anyone complain about the bridesmaids' dresses and how they looked that day? The answer is no."


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Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton's royal seamstress, opens up about the fallout from Prince Harry's 'Spare' release (3)

Princess Charlotte (left) and her mother, the Princess of Wales, leave the wedding ceremony of British Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex and American actress Meghan Markle on April 19, 2018.(BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

In one excerpt, Harry stated that his sister-in-lawmade the former "Suits" star cryafter he demanded that "all the dresses" of the girls be renewed.

"Charlotte's dress is too big, too long, too baggy," Middleton reportedly texted Markle, as quoted by Harper's Bazaar. According to Harry, the dresses were made from measurements obtained in a previous fitting.

"She cried trying it on at home," Middleton reportedly wrote.

According to Harry, Markle reminded Middleton that there was already a tailor at Kensington Palace who could fix it.


Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton's royal seamstress, opens up about the fallout from Prince Harry's 'Spare' release (4)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reunited for their wedding at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.(DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

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"Right, and I said the tailor has been waiting since 8am," Markle replied. "Here. At KP. Can you get Charlotte to change like other mothers do?

The book states that Middleton requested that "all the dresses be redone", noting that her own wedding dress designer agreed with her. Markle then reminded Middleton that she was stressed after the drama with her father, Thomas Markle. The former Hollywood lighting director did not attend the royal wedding.

"Kate said she was very self-conscious, but the clothes. And the wedding is in four days!" the book said. It also stated that Middleton "had issues with the way Meg planned her wedding...

British media reported that it was Markle who made Middleton cry. In "Spare", Harry suggested that his father's press office probably leaked the story to the tabloids. The Duchess of Sussex spoke about the incident during an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021.


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Oprah Winfrey interviewed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for a 2021 special, in which they revealed their real-life struggles.(Harpo Productions/Joe Pugliese über Getty Images)

"I don't think it's fair to go into details [of the fight] because she apologized," Markle said at the time. "And I forgave her. What was hard to get over was being blamed for something that not only didn't happen, but happened to me. And the people who were part of our marriage went to our communications team and said, 'I know this Did not happen.'"

In memoirs written by ghosts, the Duke of Sussex described his pain after theDeath of her mother, Princess Diana, as well as her strained relationship with Prince William. He also expressed frustration with the royal role of 'surrogate' in the shadow of his older brother, who is the heir apparent to the British throne.

Harry criticized the British tabloid for reporting, which he found lewd, intrusive and sometimes just plain wrong. The 38-year-old claimed that his relatives were not welcoming to his wife and even accused members of the royal family, including his stepmother Camilla, of leaking stories to the media to boost his own reputation.

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Buckingham Palace officials declined to comment on the allegations in Harry's book. A spokesman for King Charles III. Fox News Digital did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A spokesman for Kensington Palace, which represents the Prince and Princess of Wales, told Fox News Digital he had no comment. Royal family allies have anonymously denied Harry's allegations.


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Prince Harry's 'Spare' book is on display at a WH Smith shop opposite Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, on Tuesday.(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Harry's expose of bitter divisions within the House of Windsor, along with details of his mental health issues, experiences with sex and drugs and a decades-long military career, attracted extensive media coverage. The father of two embarked on a press tour to promote the book and has appeared on ITV, CBS's 60 Minutes, ABC's Good Morning America and most recently CBS's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He is also on the cover of People magazine.

"Spare" is the latest in a series of public statements by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex sinceThey left real life in 2020. At the time, they cited what they believe to be racist treatment of the Duchess by the media and lack of support from the Palace.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reside in Montecito, California with their two children.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Stephanie Nolasco covers entertainment at

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