Prince William and Harry ‘arrange a chat’ over explosive Oprah claims after not speaking directly for year
Prince William and Harry ‘arrange a chat’ over explosive Oprah claims after not speaking directly for a year
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PRINCE William has revealed he is to speak to Harry about the bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview claims.
The pair have not spoken directly for a year and it comes Duke of Cambridge hit back at Meghan Markle and Harry – insisting the Royal family is “very much NOT racist”.
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Prince William said he is to speak to Prince Harry after the Oprah interview[/caption]
The Duke of Cambridge has not spoken to his brother for a year[/caption]
Kate and William broke cover for the first time today after the interview aired[/caption]
The brothers were once close but a rift has grown between them[/caption]
A stern-looking Wills revealed he still hasn’t spoken to his brother four days after his bombshell Oprah interview – but in a warning for Harry he pointedly added: “But I will do.”
The Duke of Cambridge leaped to the defense of The Firm on a visit to a school in East London with wife Kate Middleton this morning.
Kate and William are said to be deeply upset by the chat – in which Meghan made repeated digs at her sister-in-law and accused an unnamed family member of raising concerns over her unborn baby’s skin tone.
Prince William went further today as Meghan’s claims of racism in the Royal Family were put to him.
He told the waiting press the royals are “very much not a racist family” as he and Kate arrived.
Asked if he’d spoken to his brother or sister-in-law since the chat aired, he replied: “No, I haven’t spoken to him yet… but I will do.”
It comes as:
- The Queen ‘prepares to call Meghan and Harry to offer an olive branch
- Piers Morgan smiled for the media after stepping down from Good Morning Britain when he refused to apologize to Meghan
- It’s claimed Meghan was helped by top mentors – but ‘wouldn’t listen to anyone’
- The royal couple took 13 holidays – despite the Duchess claiming her passport was taken away
- Meghan’s team told the BBC ‘not to just use old white men’ when debating the interview
The stoic Queen released a carefully-worded statement on Tuesday evening saying she was “saddened” by the interview but “recollections may vary”.
The two royals were once close but their relationship suffered a devastating breakdown of their bond after Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, royal historian Robert Lacey claimed in a book published last year.
William was recently left “really sad and genuinely shocked” over his brother Harry and Meghan Markle’s “petulant” response to the Queen as they officially quit the Royal Family.
Meghan’s claim that a senior royal raised concerns about Archie being “too brown” was the most damaging allegation to come out of the broadcast.
But William battled back as he and Kate cheered school children back in classes this week on a trip to School21 in Stratford, east London.
The royal couple visited a school in London – and William spoke out about allegations made during the chat[/caption]
William briefly spoke to the waiting press to say his family aren’t racist and he hasn’t yet spoken to Harry or Meghan[/caption]
Today’s trip was also to support a mental health project for pupils which Kate launched in primary schools in 2018.
During the chat, the couple made a series of allegations against the Royal Family – including that Meghan had been left in tears by Kate over the flower girl dresses in the lead up to the Royal Wedding.
And while Meghan said she had forgiven Kate, The Times claimed on Monday that the 39-year-old slammed the door in her sister-in-law’s face when she took flowers to Nottingham Cottage – the Sussex’s home at the time.
Meghan also broke down in tears as she revealed she told her husband she “didn’t want to be alive anymore” and had suicidal thoughts.
The Duchess said she begged for help from the Firm – but it was her husband who “saved” her.
Meghan also told Oprah there had been conversations with Prince Harry and a “family” member about their unborn son and what color his skin would be – and “what that would mean or look like”.
William is said to be furious at the interview – and he told the press his family is ‘very much not racist’[/caption]
Kate is believed to have been left deeply upset by claims made about her making Meghan cry[/caption]
She spent time in the playground chatting to little ones in her first public appearance since the chat aired[/caption]
The couple also chatted to staff at the school as they continued with royal duties in the wake of the chat[/caption]
Oprah later revealed the senior royal who made the comments wasn’t either the Queen or Prince Philip, who currently remains in hospital after undergoing heart surgery.
The chat show queen told CBS This Morning that she’d asked Harry about who had said it – adding: “He did not share the identity with me but he wanted to make sure I knew, and if I had an opportunity to share it, that it was not his grandmother or grandfather that were part of those conversations.
“He did not tell me who was a part of those conversations.”
Almost two days after the interview aired, the Queen addressed the allegations with a public statement, which read: “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.
“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.
The Queen stated the claims on Tuesday night[/caption]
“Harry, Meghan, and Archie will always be much-loved family members.”
It’s understood the monarch has now taken control of the situation and will reach out to Meghan and Harry personally.
But William is said to be “beyond livid” by the interview.
During the chat, Harry said he feels let down by his family – and is barely speaking to his brother, describing their relationship now as “space”.
He claimed his father Charles stopped taking his calls after Megxit and was financially cut off by the Royal Family last year.
The Duke said there was a “lot of hurt” between him and his dad – but insisted he had not “blindsided” the Queen when announcing he and Meghan were stepping back as senior working royals.
He also discussed his relationship with William, saying he loved him “to bits” but he and the future king were “on different paths”.
But he said he believes William and Charles are “trapped” by the monarchy.
The 36-year-old dad said: “I myself was trapped as well, I didn’t see a way out.
“I was trapped but I didn’t know I was trapped. My father and my brother – they are trapped. They don’t get to leave and I have huge compassion for that.”
On Tuesday, Prince Charles was asked about the interview as he was seen for the first time since it aired.
When asked by a reporter what he thought of the chat, Charles, who was visiting an NHS vaccine center in London, gave a nervous chuckle and carried on walking.
But according to a friend of the prince, Charles was “in a state of despair” before the conversation was screened, Vanity Fair reports.
Kate and William were driven to the engagement today[/caption]
Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah aired in the US on Sunday, and ITV on Monday[/caption]
Millions of people around the world have watched the broadcast[/caption]
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