Meghan Markle & Kate Middleton: Symbolism Behind Meghan’s £ 331 Wedding Gift to Kate
Royal commentator Andrew Morton appeared on This Morning with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby to promote his new book “Meghan: A Hollywood Princess” which will be released later this month. In the book, Morton discusses a gift exchange between the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge following Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding in May 2018. According to Morton, Meghan gave Kate a gold bracelet as a thanks for helping her with the wedding preparations.
Morton said: ‘After the dust settled on the wedding, Meghan gave a gold bracelet to everyone who had helped her, including Kate.
“So it was kind of a peace offer and there was, I think.
“The two women are mature and sane enough to realize that having Duchess dueling titles was of no benefit to either of them, and they are both professional, and they kissed each other. and made up. “
The ‘Duchess in a duel’ account Morton refers to was a rumor that Meghan made Kate Middleton cry before Meghan’s wedding in 2018.
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Ahead of the nuptials, it was reported that Kate was ‘left in tears’ amid a disagreement with Meghan during a bridesmaid dress fitting.
Princess Charlotte was one of the bridesmaids.
However, when Meghan and Harry appeared in an interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021, Meghan refuted this rumor and claimed that the reverse was in fact true and that Kate had made her cry.
Months later, the two apparently put their disagreement behind them and sat together in the royal box at Wimbledon to watch the 2018 ladies’ singles final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber.
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Morton’s claim that Meghan gave Kate a sentimental bracelet is quite a touching story.
In the book, Morton writes: “The dispute over the bridesmaids’ outfits is now behind them, Meghan had since gifted Kate and her six closest friends with gold bracelets designed by California jeweler Lisette Polny as a gift. of thanks for their help and support. “
“It was an elegant peace offer, the two women were professional enough to know there was no gain in showing dissent or disdain.”
Lisette Polny is an Encinitas jewelry designer.
Meghan presented six of her best friends, including the Duchess of Cambridge, a delicate, custom-designed 14k gold bracelet as a keepsake.
Called the Kensington Bracelet, it was designed by Polny at Meghan’s request.
Polny was a longtime friend of one of Meghan’s best friends, Benita Litt, who sat next to Meghan’s mother during the ceremony.
Litt’s daughters, Remi and Rylan, also Meghan’s goddaughters, were bridesmaids.
Polny also designed two gold necklaces for each of the flower bridesmaids / girls: a simple gold heart and a bow set with diamonds.
Within a week of the wedding, Polny had received 490 orders “from around the world” for the Kensington bracelet, priced at £ 331.94.
However, despite standing together in public at Wimbledon, Morton says there were “few opportunities” for Meghan and Kate to develop a friendship “away from public events”.
He added: “It was a practical matter more than anything. Kate spent weekends and holidays at Anmer Hall, the Cambridges’ country home in Norfolk, while Meghan and Harry were about a three hour drive away. , living in a large, remote, rented property on the Great Tew Estate in Oxfordshire.
“Harry’s dream of two happy families united seemed a long way off.”