Prince William was the first member of the Royal Family to firmly shut down claims his family were racist after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s bombshell interview with Oprah last month. During their two-hour chat, the couple claimed an unnamed royal had raised concerns about the colour of their son Archie’s skin before he was born. The future king also said he had not spoken to Harry when asked about the interview during a visit to an east-London school.
However, over the last few weeks, US talks show host Gayle King, who is also a friend of the couple, has shared snippets of conversations she says Harry and William have had privately since their dramatic interview was aired.
But William is said to be not happy that his brother shared details of their private conversation with Gayle King.
A source told US Magazine: “William was left reeling.
“He says it was a cheap shot to leak details of their private call.
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“He added that his brother has twisted the truth.”
The source then went on to say that Prince William “now feels uncomfortable” talking to Harry on the phone.
The source said: “He’s putting himself at risk of the same thing happening again.”
Ms King said on CBS This Morning on March 16 that the two brothers had been in touch after Harry and Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview.
She said: “Harry has talked to his brother and he has talked to his father, too.
“The word I was given was that those conversations were not productive.
“But, they are glad they at least started a conversation.”
According to a Palace insider the Duke of Cambridge and members of the Royal Family are having a hard time moving on from the claims made in the interview.
Meghan suggested her son Archie was not made a prince because of his race, even though rules set by George V meant he was not entitled to be one.
Oprah asked: “Do you think it’s because of his race? I know that’s a loaded question.”
Meghan replied: “I can give you an honest answer. In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, so we (had) the conversation of he won’t be given security, he’s not going to be given a title.
“And also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born.”
A palace insider has since said: “The problem with Harry is that he’s hooked on being right and regardless of saying he wants to move on from this.
“He won’t back down until he gets some form of apology from his family.”
An official release from the Palace said the Royal Family will look at the concerns and they “are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.”
The official statement added: “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.
“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.”