Prince William Is Reportedly ‘Devastated’ by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Interview

Prince Harry and Prince William’s relationship has been fractured for quite some time. There have been rumors about tension between the men for years, but Prince Harry confirmed that there were issues between them during the Harry and Meghan: An African Journey special. After Harry shed even more light on their relationship during his and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, Prince William is having a lot of hard feelings.

Prince William and Prince Harry at the Greenhouse Sports Centre
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview

During the interview, Meghan revealed a lot of distressing things. She claimed that after her constant vilification in the media, she began having suicidal thoughts. Both she and Harry said that they went to the royal family for help regarding her mental health but none was offered.

Meghan also revealed that the infamous story about her making Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge cry while planning her wedding was false and that Kate was actually the one who made her cry.

What did Prince Harry reveal about his relationships?

The specifics surrounding Prince Harry and Meghan leaving their roles as senior roles have always been blurry. But Harry and Meghan told Oprah that they never blindsided the family.

“But we never left the family,” Meghan said. “We were saying, ‘OK, if this isn’t working for everyone, we’re in a lot of pain, you can’t provide us with the help that we need, we can just take a step back. We can do it in a commonwealth country.’ We suggested New Zealand, South Africa.” 

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Harry spoke to both his father and grandmother before making any moves. He put together a plan of how he wanted the exit to look but was ignored.

“By that point, I took matters into my own hands,” Harry said. “It was like, ‘I need to do this for my family.’ This is not a surprise to anybody. It’s really sad that it’s gotten to this point, but I’ve got to do something for my own mental health, my wife’s, and for Archie’s, as well, because I could see where this was headed.”

How does William feel about Harry’s interview?

In the interview, Harry revealed that he and William were taking space from one another but said he hoped to mend the relationship over time. Unfortunately, that might be hard to do since William was reportedly hurt by the interview.

“William is devastated by this interview. Don’t forget that the Duchess of Cambridge is being dragged into this whole saga and William will hate that and of course, relationship between father and son is of course at an all-time low,” royal expert Katie Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight. “I think that the idea that Kate’s being dragged into this will be upsetting for Kate who behind the scenes has tried really hard to be a peacemaker between William and Harry. She has been deeply saddened by the brothers’ falling out. Don’t forget she was incredibly close to Harry herself.”

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She also added that she thinks the brothers might have a hard time reconnecting after the interview.

“Harry has said time is a healer and it is,” she said. “But I think there are so many raw emotions here, that it’s far too early to talk about any kind of family reunion.”