Prince William is worried any private conversations with his brother Harry will be “plastered over American TV”, it has been claimed.
Meghan Markle’s broadcaster pal Gayle King told CBS breakfast show The Morning yesterday that the duke had unproductive phone calls with other royals since the bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview.
The presenter said the couple had revealed to her Harry, 36, had spoken to William, 38, and dad Prince Charles, 72, over the weekend.
Ms King then spoke out again today, claiming the Sussexes had deals in place with CBS and ITV to postpone the Oprah broadcast if Prince Philip, 99, had died during his lengthy hospital stay.
Buckingham Palace has remained tight-lipped in the aftermath of the interview, which aired on March 8 in the UK, beyond the Queen’s statement reiterating any issues would be dealt with privately.
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But royal sources told Vanity Fair’s Katie Nicholl some in the Firm are concerned Harry and Meghan “want to keep fuelling the soap opera”.
One source close to Prince William also claimed: “There’s a lack of trust on both sides which makes moving forward very hard.
“William is now worried that anything he says to his brother will be plastered over American TV.”
The publication went on to say Harry is understood to have also spoken to the Queen since the interview aired.
They regularly talk about his grandfather’s health, it adds.
The Duke of Edinburgh was discharged yesterday after 28 days in hospital battling an infection and undergoing surgery for an underlying heart problem.
He has reportedly been shielded from much of the fall out of Harry and Meghan’s Oprah chat as he continues his recovery.