Royal commentator Omid Scobie claims to know the contents of an email sent by Meghan Markle to Kensington Palace aides concerning the rumour she made Kate Middleton cry.
In her tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan claimed that the story was actually the other way around - that her sister-in-law had made her cry over an argument over the flower girl's dresses at Meghan and Prince Harry's wedding.
"It really hurt my feelings," the Duchess of Sussex said of the incident.
Meghan said she had "forgiven" Kate, who she claims sent her flowers along with a note apologising, but insisted the Palace had refused to clear Meghan's name in the media.
In an article for Harper's Bazaar, royal editor Scobie wrote that the couple's exasperation with the royal family's silence on the negative press around them came to a head when the institution requested they sign a statement against an "offensive" newspaper report that claimed Prince William had bullied them.
"Meghan emailed an aide, according to a source, asking why side of the story public image was never considered important to anyone," Scobie wrote.
The author of the bombshell biography Finding Freedom reported that Meghan's email read: "Well, if we’re just throwing any statement out there now, then perhaps KP (Kensington Palace) can finally set the record straight about me [not making Kate cry]."
Scobie said that "as with many requests made by the couple" Meghan's suggestion was ignored.
"The Duchess of Cambridge, she was told, should never be dragged into idle gossip," Scobie wrote.
Meghan's assertion that the royal family didn't "protect" her and her family from the attacks of the media as they had promised to was one of many shocking claims laid against the monarchy in the CBS special.
Along with revelations she had struggled with suicidal urges while pregnant with Archie, and that a member of the family had been "concerned" about how dark her baby's skin would be, Meghan said that the Palace had played an "active role in spreading falsehoods" about her and Harry.