The Duchess of Sussex ‘went mental’ at her personal assistant because she bought the wrong colour blankets for a party, it has been claimed.
Not long after she became engaged to Prince Harry, Meghan hosted a get-together at Sandringham for her fiance’s friends, reports say.
The duchess wanted embroidered personalised red blankets for each guest, and told her PA Melissa Touabti to get them, a source told the Sunday Times.
They added: ‘When they arrived, they weren’t the right shade of red for Meghan and she went mental at Melissa [Touabti].’
Not long after she became engaged to Prince Harry, Meghan hosted a get-together at Sandringham for her fiance’s friends, reports say
Meghan declined to comment on the claims, the Sunday Times reports.
MailOnline has contacted the Sussexes – who have denied bullying staff – for comment. A spokesman for the Sussexes has said the couple were ‘the victims of a calculated smear campaign’.
The revelations come after Palace aides last night brushed off the Duke and Duchess of Sussex‘s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey as a ‘sideshow’ which will barely register with the British public amid the more pressing concerns of a global pandemic and the Duke of Edinburgh‘s health.
After a frenzied week dominated by bombshell claims of alleged bullying and fierce denials, Royal officials signalled their determination not to be dragged into a tawdry tit-for-tat battle with the couple.
The duchess wanted embroidered red blankets for each guest, and told her PA Melissa Touabti to get them, a source claimed
While acknowledging that the two-hour interview, to be screened in the US tonight and the UK tomorrow, is likely to include further uncomfortable moments, an insider icily highlighted Britain faced more important issues.
‘On Monday most people in Britain will be thinking about schools going back, getting the vaccine and, at the Palace particularly, looking forward to the Duke of Edinburgh coming out of hospital. This is just a sideshow,’ they said.
The comments will be interpreted by many as a sign that ‘The Firm’ believes Harry and Meghan will in time struggle to attract the kind of attention they received in the UK before they stepped back from their Royal duties a year ago.
Aides described the mood at Buckingham Palace ahead of the interview as ‘calm’, with courtiers said to be maintaining a sense of ‘this, too, will pass’.
One source told The Mail on Sunday: ‘Most of what is said will be lost in the mists of time. History teaches us that only the interviewer wins from these programmes.’
Palace officials have no idea what the couple have said to Ms Winfrey, beyond the pre-released teasers.
‘We haven’t got a clue what they say in the interview,’ said the source. ‘But there is determination not to play their game. There is a very clear sense right from the top that it’s best not to react.’
They will, however, have gained a flavour of the interview from the series of clips released during a heavy promotional campaign by the US network CBS.