Prince Harry Has Now Spoken To Prince William And Charles Following Oprah Interview, Friend Confirms

Olivia Blair
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Photo credit: PHIL HARRIS - Getty Images
Photo credit: PHIL HARRIS - Getty Images

From ELLE

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have stayed relatively quiet in the week since their conversation-dominating interview with Oprah Winfrey aired in both the US and the UK.

The couple have made no further comment on the topics they raised in the interview, which included claims that there were 'comments and concerns' within the family as to 'how dark [Archie's] skin would be' when he was born and that Meghan's mental health deteriorated to the point she was suicidal but was not assisted with any support from the institution.

Even when the Palace responded with a statement and Prince William surprisingly told a reporter that the royals are 'very much not a racist family' during an official engagement on Friday, the Sussexes have kept quiet.

However, now we have an update, courtesy of the couple's friend American broadcaster Gayle King, who is also best friends with Winfrey.

Appearing on her CBS show on Monday, King told her co-hosts that she had 'checked in' with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the weekend to see how they were feeling, following a week of intense news coverage and debate following their interview.

King confirmed reports in the UK press which circulated over the weekend that Prince Harry has spoken with his brother father, Prince Charles. When the Duke of Cambridge responded to reporters on Friday, he said that at that point he had not yet had the chance to speak with his sibling.

'The word I was given was that those conversations were not productive, but they are glad that they have at least started a conversation,' King explained.

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'I think what is still upsetting to them is that the palace keep saying they want to work it out privately but yet they believe these false stories are coming out that are very disparaging about Meghan still. No one in the royal family has talked to Meghan yet at this particular time and I think it's frustrating for them 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. Until you can acknowledge that, I think it's going to be hard to move forward.'

King then clarified that both Prince Harry and Markle do want to move forward and 'want healing in this family... at the end of the day it's Harry's family'.

King continued to defend the Duchess when the hosts discussed claims of bullying made against her from palace staff - which are now being investigate, calling her a 'very sweet, caring person'. The host then claimed that the 39-year-old has 'documents to back up everything that she said on Oprah's interview'.

Following the televised screening of the interview, Buckingham Palace responded with a statement on behalf of the Queen which read:

'The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan.

The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.

Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved family members.'

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