William 'worried' about Harry after he confirmed royal rift

Prince William is ‘worried’ for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after the new parents admitted they are struggling.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex starred in a documentary that aired in the UK on Sunday night, which followed them during their recent tour of South Africa and Africa.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry arrive at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial on April 9, 2017 in Vimy, France. The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry along with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Francois Hollande attend the centenary commemorative service at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. The Battle Of Vimy Ridge was fought during WW1 as part of the initial phase of the Battle of Arras. Although British-led it was mostly fought by the Canadian Corps.
Prince William is said to be 'worried' about how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are coping. Photo: Getty Images

Following the one-hour program, a source told the BBC that Prince William was left ‘worried’ about the pair, and hopes they ‘are alright’.

Both Harry and Meghan admitted they were struggling with the intense scrutiny put upon them by the UK’s tabloid press.

The Duchess of Sussex said that her British friends warned her off of Harry, despite how happy she was.

“When I first met my now husband, my friends were really happy because I was so happy,” she said. “But my British friend said to me ‘I’m sure he’s great but you shouldn’t do it because the British tabloids will destroy your life’.”

She admitted she ‘naively’ thought that wouldn’t be the case and ‘didn’t get it’ at the time, before adding that it’s ‘been complicated’ since.

This official handout Christening photograph released by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shows Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (centre left), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex holding their baby son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor flanked by (L-R) Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Ms Doria Ragland, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, west of London on July 6, 2019. - Prince Harry and his wife Meghan had their baby son Archie christened on Saturday at a private ceremony.
In the ITV documentary, Meghan said she was warned off marrying Harry. Photo: Getty Images

In an interview, which has circulated around social media attracting hundreds of thousands of comments, ITV’s Tom Bradby asked if it was fair to say that Meghan ‘was not really ok’, to which she replied ‘yes’.

Prince Harry referred to his mental health in the documentary as something that needed ‘constant management’.

“Part of this job is putting on a brave face but, for me and my wife, there is a lot of stuff that hurts, especially when the majority of it is untrue.”

The BBC reported that its palace source played down rumours that Prince William was ‘furious’ following Prince Harry’s ‘different paths’ comment.

The Duke Of Sussex told the ITV he and his brother have ‘good days’ and ‘bad days’.

He said: “We are brothers. We will always be brothers. We are certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him as I know he will always be there for me.”

Words by Caroline Allen

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