Harry criticizes the “toxic” flower crown scandal at Meghan's wedding

Harry criticizes the “toxic” flower crown scandal at Meghan's wedding

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The “toxic” allegation published by the British press pushed Prince Harry over the edge.

In his long-awaited memoir Spare, which is making headlines ahead of its release on January 10, the Duke of Sussex, 38, detailed some of the events that led him and wife Meghan Markle to file a lawsuit against Associated Newspapers Limited – which owns The Mail. on Sunday – The royal said he felt “energized” about the lawsuit after a particular story in the Express newspaper accused his wife of giving Princess Charlotte deadly flowers.

In the book, Harry wrote about the ferocious media attacks launched against his wife, and how the British tabloid sensationally accused Markle of endangering Charlotte's life due to the flower girls wearing crowns containing the couple's lily of the valley. 2018 wedding.

The flower, which can be “poisonous” if ingested by children, was included in the gorgeous white headpieces and is a traditional choice for royal brides to use on their big day, the duke wrote. Princess Diana and Kate Middleton both included the flower in their wedding bouquets.

Although this may sound like a scene from Breaking Bad, the flower can be deadly if eaten. However, Harry explained that the chances of fatal harm were slim.

Princess Charlotte wore a flower crown to her uncle's wedding in 2018. AFP via Getty Images
The young princess, along with her brother, Prince George, was included in the wedding party. Getty Images

He wrote that the reaction to eating lily of the valley in most cases is “discomfort,” and said that “very rarely” such an incident ends in death.

The newspaper went on to use a photo of his “poor niece” sneezing, but appearing to be in “agony,” alongside a photo of Markle in her wedding dress, looking calm, “ignoring the impending death of the little angel.”

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The couple married on May 19, 2018 at St. George's Chapel in Windsor.

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Kate Middleton joined Markle's friend Jessica Mulroney to take the flower girls to church.

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Kate Middleton joined Markle's friend Jessica Mulroney to take the flower girls to church.

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Prince Harry and his new bride smile at the altar.

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The Duke went on to say that it was not his bride who made the alleged “reckless decision” to use the flower and that the crowns were “made by a professional florist.”

“None of it mattered,” Harry wrote, claiming that “Meghan’s killer story was too good to pass up” for the newspaper.

Along with flower crowns, he delves into the tragedy of another royal wedding headpiece in “Spare,” which describes the drama behind Markle’s often written-about tiara choice. Additionally, Harry details a dispute between Kate Middleton and Markle over Charlotte's dress, which the Princess of Wales allegedly wanted to make “from scratch” when it wasn't the right size.

Princess Charlotte and fellow flower girl Florence van Cutsem waved from the car on the Sussexes' wedding day. WireImage

The Duke of Sussex also touched on his then-girlfriend's choice to wear ripped jeans to the 2017 Invictus Games – how it was approved by the palace – and an “awkward moment” when Markle asked to borrow Kate Middleton's lipgloss.

The palace told Page Six that it would not comment on any allegations in the book.

The Sussexes shared a kiss in front of the royal wedding crowd gathered outside the church. AFP via Getty Images




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