Princess Charlotte, Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton's royal wedding dress may not have been recycled after all. Pictured: Princess Charlotte, Middleton stands on the steps with her mother Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge after the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Getty Images/Jane Barlow - WPA Pool


  • Ajay Mirpuri said he didn't witness any drama between Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle over bridesmaid dresses
  • The tailor said none of the six bridesmaid dresses made by Givenchy fitted
  • Mirpuri was sad that the bridesmaids' looks were overshadowed by reports of the fallout between Meghan and Kate

The royal tailor behind the alterations made to Meghan Markle's bridesmaids' dresses has broken his silence on the alleged drama between the Duchess of Sussex and Kate Middleton.

Markle's husband Prince Harry named luxury suit and dressmaker Ajay Mirpuri in his newly released memoir, "Spare," while discussing an alleged feud over bridesmaid dresses that left Markle "sobbing" in the run-up to the Sussexes' 2018 royal wedding.

According to Prince Harry, Middleton complained to Markle that her daughter Princess Charlotte's bridesmaid dress was ill-fitting and wanted all six of the dresses for the young bridesmaids to be remade days before the wedding.

Speaking exclusively with Daily Mail, Mirpuri, 45, said he didn't witness any drama between Middleton and Markle. But he confirmed that he and his staff had to work round the clock at Kensington Palace and Windsor Castle for four days before the nuptials since none of the six bridesmaid dresses made by Givenchy fitted.

"If anything happened in the background, it didn't happen in front of me," the royal tailor told Daily Mail. "But yes, weddings are stressful at the best of times – and especially one at this high level; you've got to respect that. They were faced with a problem like anyone gets at a wedding, with last minute hitches."

Mirpuri added that he understood why they were upset that the dresses weren't fitting, noting that "it's nerve-wracking," especially so close to the wedding day.

"I feel for them all because you wouldn't want the children to go out on a big stage in an ill-fitting dress — and that's what they were," Mirpuri said of the short-sleeve white dresses with full skirts.

"All six bridesmaids' dresses had to be fixed, and we did it," he said, adding that he's proud his small business was able to serve the royal family.

Mirpuri said he felt it was a shame that the bridesmaids' looks that day were overshadowed by reports of alleged drama between Markle and Middleton.

"Had this book not come out, no-one would have known it was us. But if it saved the day, it saved the day, and good luck to them," he said of Prince Harry's memoir. "I won't say it upsets me, but in that whole big event, this [the row] is what's spoken about the most – it should be the fact that they [the bridesmaids] looked fabulous."

In his memoir, which dropped Tuesday. Prince Harry wrote that his sister-in-law texted Markle four days before the wedding, saying, "Charlotte's dress is too big, too long, too baggy. She cried when she tried it on at home."

Markle reportedly directed Middleton to see the tailor "standing by" at Kensington Palace since 8 a.m. that morning, but the Princess of Wales insisted that "all the dresses need to be remade," according to Prince Harry.

The book claimed that the conversation continued "back and forth" before Middleton eventually agreed to go to the tailor and replied to Markle, "Fine."

Prince Harry said he found Markle "sobbing on the floor" that day after returning home. He claimed that Middleton came by the next day with flowers and a card to apologize.

He also alleged that while Middleton privately admitted to making Markle cry, his sister-in-law wouldn't set the record straight when tabloids reported the opposite, that it was the Duchess of Sussex who made the Princess of Wales cry.

Prince Harry (left) and his wife Meghan Markle (right) stunned the monarchy by announcing they were quitting royal duties and moving to the United States in early 2020