Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are ‘Frustrated’ With the British Royal Family Right Now, Insider Says
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex‘s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, has cracked open the British royal family’s facade. In the all-encompassing interview, Meghan discussed the misogynoir she experienced at the hands of the British press and the public. She and Prince Harry also discussed the lack of support they received from the royal family.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like the royals will be making any serious changes or revelations despite the interview which has made the Sussexes increasingly frustrated.
Prince Harry says he feels ‘very let down’ by Prince Charles
During their interview with Oprah, Meghan and Prince Harry got candid about where their relationship with the British royal family stands today. While the couple praised Queen Elizabeth II, it was clear that there is still a great deal of tension between the Sussexes and other royal family members.
Prince Harry has always been fairly close to his father, Prince Charles. However, amid his marriage to Meghan and the struggles that the pair endured as senior working members of the British royal family, that relationship has become increasingly strained.
Prince Harry told Oprah that he felt very let down by his father. “There’s a lot to work through there,” Prince Harry explained. “I feel really let down because he’s been through something similar.”
The prince also revealed that his father abruptly stopped taking his calls for some time, amid his exit from the British royal family.
The British royal family has not spoken to Meghan Markle since the Sussexes’ Oprah interview
During their interview with Oprah, Prince Harry and Meghan brought up a shocking conversation that the prince had with an unnamed family member about the color of their son Archie’s skin. The baby was not yet born at the time. As a result, there have been accusations of racism. Though the queen has released a statement promising to look into these matters privately, Prince William made a very publically comment about it. “We’re very much not a racist family,” he said on March 11 during a visit to School2 in East London.
Since then, CBS This Morning’s Gayle King has revealed that Prince Charles, Prince Harry, and Prince William have spoken on the phone. However, those talks were “not productive.” She also noted that no one has spoken to Meghan.
“No one in the royal family has talked to Meghan yet, at this particular time,” King explained.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are frustrated with the British royal family
It appears that none of the fractures between the Sussexes and the royals are going to be fixed anytime soon. It seems that Meghan and Prince Harry are particularly annoyed that the royals will not do anything about the racism and sexism in the British tabloids toward Mehgan.
“I think it’s frustrating for them to see that it’s a racial conversation about the Royal Family when 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,” King said. “And until you can acknowledge that, I think it’s going to be hard to move forward. But they both want to move forward with this. They want healing in this family. At the end of the day, it’s Harry’s family.”
King also noted that Meghan has documents to back up everything she said in her interview with Oprah.