A TikTok video featuring Meghan Markle’s plea for compassion towards sister-in-law Kate Middleton has recently gone viral, sparking discussion about the relationship between the two royal women.
The video, uploaded by user @dianamyqueenx, centers around comments made by Meghan during her bombshell 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey regarding tabloid stories that she made Kate cry before her 2018 wedding to Prince Harry.
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In the clip, Meghan stresses that “if you love me, you don’t have to hate her.And if you love her, you don’t need to hate me.”
This quote summarizes Meghan’s desire for the public not to pit her and Kate against each other, despite rumors of tensions between the pair.
The TikTok video pairs Meghan’s voiceover with photos of Kate and Meghan looking happy and friendly during public royal engagements.
The post has gained over 300,000 views and 47,000 likes, with commenters praising Meghan’s message of compassion.
The user wrote, “Imagine pitting two icons against each other, or even so not stand by what ur fav says… that’s a shame!…” highlighting the unfairness of tabloids creating rivalries between the two duchesses.
@dianamyqueenx imagine pitting two icons against each other, or even so not stand by what ur fav says… that’s a shame! collab with @daisy #princesskate #katemiddleton #katemiddletonedit #meghanmarkle #meghanmarkleedit #fyp #viral #xyzbca ♬ original sound – sofia
During her Oprah interview, Meghan clarified that it was Kate who made her cry during a disagreement over bridesmaid dresses, not the other way around as had been reported.
Meghan added that Kate apologized and she forgave her, showing the conflict was resolved privately.
The public received a glimpse into the sisters-in-law’s relationship through Prince Harry’s memoir, “Spare,” released in January 2023.
In the memoir, Prince Harry expressed his disappointment that Meghan and Kate never developed a close friendship.
He also shed light on various incidents where the two had disagreements, including his perspective on the bridesmaids’ dress controversy from 2018.
Despite rumors, Meghan has maintained she does not wish ill on Kate. Her TikTok quote underscores her desire for the public to embrace both women rather than unfairly cast them as enemies based on hearsay.
The viral video has reminded social media users of Meghan’s stance, with many praising her attitude.
The clip also highlights society’s tendency to turn successful women against each other rather than celebrating their accomplishments.