KEY POINTS

  • Kirstie Allsopp claimed Kate Middleton was in tears after an argument with Meghan Markle over allegations the latter was rude to staff
  • Some Twitter users appeared to believe the claims, pointing to Markle's alleged "unprecedented turnover of staff"
  • Other royal fans defended Markle, pointing out that there was no evidence supporting the bullying allegations

Royal fans have shared their thoughts on a British TV host's recent claim that Kate Middleton cried during an argument with Meghan Markle over allegations the latter bullied palace staff.

It was initially reported that Markle made Prince William's wife cry during an argument over flower girl dresses days before the Duchess of Sussex's wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018. However, during her March interview with Oprah Winfrey, Markle insisted that while they did have a disagreement regarding bridesmaid dresses, "the reverse happened," and it was her who cried, not her sister-in-law.

TV host Kirstie Allsopp, who has close ties to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has now claimed to The Telegraph that Middleton was left in tears after she "lost control" during an argument with Markle over allegations that the former actress was rude to Kensington Palace staff. Markle has denied allegations that she bullied palace staff.

Journalist Phil Dampier, author of "Royally Suited: Harry and Meghan in Their Own Words," shared a photo of Telegraph reporter Bill Gardner's story about Allsopp's claims on Twitter, captioning it: "Oh."

The new claims sparked debate among royal fans on Twitter. Some appeared to believe Allsopp's account.

"In the 10 years the Duchess of Cambridge has been a member of [the royal family], there has never been negative gossip about her relationships with staff or members of the family. [Meghan] wasn’t even married [to Prince Harry], and they started. I know on which side I stand, and it isn’t with the most recent member," one Cambridge fan commented

"There have been far too many incidences of bullying accusations from here to Australia for them not to be true. And then there is the unprecedented turnover of staff," another claimed.

"Who would be OK seeing your staff being bullied by someone? I will always applaud Catherine for standing up for them! She is a wonderful boss just like William," a third netizen wrote.

Other royal fans rallied behind Markle, pointing out that there was no evidence supporting the bullying allegations. 

"Isn’t it funny how in all of these accusations no one, and I mean NO ONE, has been brave enough to give examples of said RUDENESS or BULLYING by Meghan!" a Sussex fan commented. "Go on, be brave and give examples."

"I highly doubt the truth of [Kirstie Allsopp's] claims. Firstly, she wasn’t there. Secondly, I think if Kate were the one who had cried, the Firm would have said and done something about it. Lastly, [it seems] convenient that this story should be released after Meghan’s positive court case result," a second Twitter user wrote.

"Meghan, Duchess of Sussex won...twice," another supporter commented, referring to her recent legal victory in her privacy and copyright infringement case against the publisher of the Mail on Sunday over the letter she sent to her father Thomas. 

However, some social media users suggested that people should move on from this alleged argument that happened three years ago.

"It's been so long, why still talk about it? People need to move on," one person wrote.

Earlier this week, Markle's lawyer Jenny Afia denied allegations that the Duchess of Sussex bullied staff members during her time as a working royal at Kensington Palace.

"This narrative that no one could work for the Duchess of Sussex, that she was too difficult or demanding a boss, and that everyone had to leave, is just not true," Afia told host Amol Rajan in the BBC's "The Princes and the Press" documentary.

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle may face same royal problems like Princess Diana. Pictured: Middleton and Markle react as they sit in the Royal box on Centre Court to watch Serbia's Novak Djokovic play against Spain's Rafael Nadal during the continuation of their men's singles semi-final match on the twelfth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 14, 2018. Photo: Getty Images/Oli Scarff