Prince William 'uncomfortable' talking to Harry after 'cheap shot'

Gillian Wolski
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
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Prince William still feels too 'uncomfortable' to speak with his US-based brother Harry following the Duke and Duchess of Sussexes' tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in March.

Will, 38, was reportedly left 'reeling' by his younger brother's explosive comments about their personal relationship, which Harry simply described as 'space'.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge watch a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 in London, England.
Prince William is reportedly too 'uncomfortable' to speak with his brother Harry after his Oprah tell-all. Photo: Getty Images.

"I love William to bits, he's my brother," the duke, 36, told Oprah during their sit-down chat in LA.

"We've been through hell together, we have a shared experience, but we were on different paths," he added.

Prince Harry also revealed that his father, Prince Charles had 'cut him off' financially and at one point stopped taking his calls

But it wasn't just Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle's decision to air dirty palace laundry to millions in the two-hour CBS special that is said to have irked William.


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Friend of Oprah and Meghan, Gayle King said she had 'checked in' with the Sussexes after their Oprah chat. Photos: CBS.

'Cheap shot'

After the bombshell interview was broadcast, Harry reportedly spoke with both his brother and father but the conversations were 'not productive' according to Oprah's friend and CBS This Morning host Gayle King.

Gayle claimed to have debriefed with the Sussexes after Harry's calls with William and Charles, the details of which she shared on live TV.

An insider source told Us Weekly that Will considers Harry's discussion with Gayle to be a 'cheap shot'.

"He says it was a cheap shot to leak details of their private call and that he twisted the truth," the source alleged.

They also claimed that the Duke of Cambridge 'now feels uncomfortable' to speak with Harry due to the risk of another privacy leak.

"He's putting himself at risk of the same thing happening again," the source said.

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'Not productive'

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's 'check-in' with Gayle King came over a week after their Oprah Winfrey interview.

Harry had reportedly made contact with both his brother and father however, according to Gayle, the conversations thus far were "not productive".

"I did actually call them to see how they were feeling, and it's true Harry has talked to his brother and he has talked to his father too," Gayle King said on CBS This Morning on March 17.

"The word I was given was that those conversations were not productive, but they are glad they have at least started a conversation."

Prince Charles with his sons, Prince William and Prince Harry wearing military medals on their suits
Harry's relationship with his brother William and father Prince Charles is still 'strained'. Photo: Getty Images.

Gayle also said the couple were "frustrated" that alleged racism in the royal family had dominated the news agenda since the interview was broadcast on March 7.

"All they wanted all along was for the royals to intervene and tell the press to stop with the unfair, inaccurate, false stories that definitely have a racial slant," the host said.

She added that Harry and Meghan wanted "healing" in the family, but that Meghan had "documents to back up everything" she had said in the interview with Oprah.

Prince William was the first member of the royal family to publicly respond to accusations made by Harry and Meghan that there were 'concerns' over their son Archie's skin tone, however, one expert claimed his 'short response' indicated a 'serious problem'.

Additional reporting by Kristine Tarbert.

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