Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s revealing interview with Oprah Winfrey has reportedly left their family members feeling bitter.
During their two-hour talk, the Sussexes addressed difficulties in their relationships with members of their royal family.
Markle addressed a rumor that she made her sister-in-law Kate Middleton cry at the time of her wedding to Harry, explaining that it was actually the other way around.
Furthermore, Harry revealed that he and his brother, Prince William, have put “space” between them after the drama surrounding Harry’s departure from his royal duties.
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Now royal pundit Katie Nicholl has spoken to Entertainment Tonight about the effect the explosive interview has had on Middleton, 39, and William, 38, who remain in the UK while Markle and Harry live in the US.
“William is devastated by this interview,” Nicholl said. “Don’t forget that the Duchess of Cambridge [Middleton] he’s being pulled into this whole saga and William will hate that and of course the relationship between the father [Prince Charles] and son, of course, is at an all-time low. “
Additionally, Nicholl said Middleton will find it “upsetting” to be “drawn” into the royal drama, especially considering that she “tried so hard to be a peacemaker between William and Harry.”
“She has been deeply saddened by the siblings’ fight,” said the expert. “Don’t forget that she was incredibly close to Harry herself.”
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In addition, Nicholl said that it is unclear what the relationship between the couples will look like in the future, although Harry indicated in the interview that time will heal family divisions.
“Harry has said that time is a healer and it is,” Nicholl said. “But I think there are so many raw emotions here, it’s too early to talk about any kind of family reunion.”
Harry, 36, also said he believes William and his father, Charles, are “trapped” within the institution, a sentiment that Nicholl considers unfair to royals.
“Harry was born in a very different role than William: he was born as a replacement, William as heir,” he said. “William has always known what his duty and birthright have been.
Nicholl continued: “I am sure there are times when he resents the establishment in which he was born and there have been times when he has been rejected … Certainly there are times when William has struggled with his birthright. , but to suggest that he’s trapped in the institution, I don’t think that’s true and I don’t think it’s probably Harry’s place to say it anyway.
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Harry also spoke about his 72-year-old father, revealing that at one point, Charles stopped taking his calls.
“There came a point where Charles just didn’t want to hear what Harry and Meghan were proposing anymore,” Nicholl said. “Instead he asked him to put in an email, something Harry didn’t want to do because he was convinced it would leak and Harry was absolutely right. It leaked to the press and so he took matters into his own hands.”
He added that “it must have been something very difficult for Harry to say” that he was disappointed in his father, but also something “difficult” for Charles to hear, especially considering that Nicholl said they were quite close.
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“So this closeness quickly turned to resentment and detachment when Charles wasn’t sitting down and talking on the phone about what Harry and Meghan wanted for the future and that’s when we understand that the relationship fell apart,” she said. “But for Charles to hear that he was let down by Harry will really be very, very painful.”
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Representatives for William, Kate and Charles did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.