Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have blown apart any hopes for peace after telling a US TV host talks with William and Charles were “not productive”, it has been claimed.
Gayle King, a friend of the Duchess of Sussex, revealed to CBS breakfast show The Morning that the couple have given her the latest update on what’s happening behind the scenes.
And that while they are “glad” conversations have begun, they have not got off to the best start.
It is understood senior figures at Buckingham Palace were astonished at the candour shown by Ms King, especially so soon after the couple’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.
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Royal sources told the Mirror the revelations “would cause alarm” among senior royals, that private conversations were being used against them, while adding: “This type of behaviour could have huge implications for trust between the camps moving forward.”
Refusing to be drawn into a public war of words, a senior palace source said: “None of the households – the Queen, Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – will be giving a running commentary on private conversations.”
Ms King told CBS yesterday: “Well I’m not trying to break news, but 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.
“The word I was given was that those conversations were not productive. But they are glad that they have at least started a conversation.”
In the Oprah interview, Meghan and Harry made a number of shocking allegations about life in the royal family.
The former Hollywood actress said she was suicidal during her time in the Firm and accused her in-laws of being concerned about how dark son Archie’s skin would be.
She also claimed the Duchess of Cambridge made her cry in the lead up to her wedding in 2018, and not the other way around as previously reported.
The day after the interview was aired on ITV on March 8, the Queen released a statement saying they would deal with the issues raised “privately” as a family.