Queen turns on Meghan and Harry as insider exposes anger – 'She's sided with William'

The Queen was “disappointed with aspects” of Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah, the source said. The Queen has publicly shown her support and love for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex following Meghan and Harry’s departure as full-time working royals. However, one insider has claimed the sovereign was displeased with some aspects of her grandson and granddaughter-in-law’s two-hour-long chat aired in March.

And, the source added, the Queen stands by Prince Charles and Prince William – whose relationships with Prince Harry were discussed by the Duke of Sussex with Oprah.

An insider told MailOnline columnist Dan Wootton: “The Queen has made it clear to senior advisers that she is united with Charles and William, and was disappointed with aspects of Harry and Meghan’s interview.”

This remark came after Prince Harry, Prince Charles and Prince William reportedly held their first face-to-face meeting since the Sussexes left the UK for North America in March 2020.

Their chat took place just after Prince Philip’s funeral on Saturday. 

This meeting, coming in the wake of the blistering claims made by Meghan and Harry during their Oprah interview, did not heal the rift but helped start the process, according to the source.

He said: “There is much pain and hurt on both sides, so this reconciliation will take place in baby steps.

“First, they need to decide on some ground rules as to how they conduct business going forward in a way that makes all parties feel safe and protected.”

Harry, William and Charles were in touch over the phone one week after the Oprah interview aired. 

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However, as reported by Meghan and Harry’s friend and broadcaster Gayle King, their chat was deemed “not productive” by the Sussexes.

She said: “Harry has talked to his brother and he has talked to his father too.

“The word I was given was those conversations were not productive.

“But they are glad that they have at least started a conversation.” 


Signs of the ice breaking between Prince Harry and Prince William became apparent to millions of viewers who watched the brothers speaking to each other on their way back to Windsor Castle after the poignant service.

The conversation between the Dukes appears to have been put in motion by Kate, who started speaking with her brother-in-law to then drew her husband into the chat.

During the landmark interview with Oprah, Meghan spoke about experiencing severe mental health struggles during her first pregnancy and claimed the palace did not help her even after seeking support.

She also spoke of “concerns” being raised over “how dark” the skin of her son would be and whether he should receive a title and security. 

On the other hand, Harry spoke about his relationship with William and Charles.

He said he “feels let down” by his father but would prioritise working on mending their bond, adding he and his brother are “on different paths”.

Both Meghan and Harry spoke in the highest possible terms of the Queen, with the Duchess saying the monarch has always been “wonderful” to her and recalling their joint engagement in 2018.

Prince Harry denied claims he blindsided the Queen with his statement announcing Megxit in January 2020, adding he has too much respect for her to do such a thing. 

Following the interview, the Queen released a statement in which she said the whole family was “saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.”

She added: “The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning.

“While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.

“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.”

The Queen also publicly spoke about her affection for the Sussexes in a statement issued on January 18 2020, after the summit in Sandringham in which royals fleshed out the terms of Meghan and Harry’s exit.

She said: “Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family.

“I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life.”     

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